Takeout Lunch: Spacebro goes to TIFF Nuit Blanche

Hey everyone! Professional High-Fiver Nick here with a fun little update!

If you happen to check the home page of this site regularly, you might have noticed a little something new.

Hint: It's this thing.

Hint: It's this thing.

That's right! Last weekend we were invited to Toronto's Nuit Blanche by the Toronto International Film Festival to spend a night showing off Spacebro. It was one hell of an event!

Over the course of 12 intense hours, 7pm Saturday to 7am on Sunday, we had over 3000 people come by to either play or watch the game as it was projected onto a massive cinema screen in TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater. Seriously, look at this thing!

I think this is the first time I've ever needed to use the flash on my phone's camera.

I think this is the first time I've ever needed to use the flash on my phone's camera.

Louis and I took turns rocking the mic and working the audience, because once the event got going our theater filled up quickly and stayed pretty full all night. It was so busy that we needed to implement a ticket system to make sure that people could play the game in their order of arrival. For most of the night, the wait time was almost an hour from the moment that you walked in the door until you got to put on a glove. One of the things that we've gotten really good at by demoing the game to thousands of people over the last year is how to have fun with our players, and this was no exception. I always enjoy it when my job basically turns into a stand-up comedy act.

We're basically as famous as Matt Damon now, right?

We're basically as famous as Matt Damon now, right?

It was also pretty mind-blowing to see our game advertised in the lobby of the TIFF Theatre in the same spot that only 2 weeks prior would have been showing the faces of some of the world's biggest actors in their latest soon-to-be-award-winning roles. How cool is that!

It was pretty amazing to be back in Toronto almost exactly a year after Gamercamp (where we also showed Spacebro) and see how far we've come as a two man team. One of my absolute favourite things about my job, and something that I think about quite often, is this: If I had a time machine and went back to see my past self a year ago to tell him what I was up to now, he'd probably think I was messing with him.

It's pretty cool to have a job that would basically make you your younger self's hero.