Matt's Interview + We're Going To Essen!
Lots of things have been happening in parallel at ZRBG HQ! Here’s a quick update.
Matt was interviewed on Story Etc., a monthly podcast that explores the art of fiction in various forms. This month’s episode focuses on interactive storytelling, which is what both Zombies, Run! and our tabletop adaptation do, although players have a lot more agency in our board game. One of the podcast’s producers is Eleanor Rushton, who voices Janine deLuca on Zombies, Run!Listen to Eleanor and Matt chat here (starts around 27:25, but the whole episode and the podcast in general are a great listen for anyone interested in the art of storytelling).
We’ve finalised all the artwork and component specifications, and told our production partner Imago to go ahead and make these boxes now! It’s a major milestone completed, and to be honest it’s a great big relief to be finally done with this part of the process now. It’s involved a lot of care and attention to detail, and we’re extremely happy with what is now going to print. We’ll be getting printing proofs as they get further along with production, and we’ll be ordering some advance copies because...
Yes, it’s official - we’re going to be at Essen for Spiel 2017! This year, it’s running from 26 to 29 October. We’ll be in Hall 8, at Booth 8C 139. Are you excited? We’re so excited we’re vibrating off our chairs. We’ll be bringing advance copies of the game for folks to buy there, and we’ll be demoing the first 30 minutes of the finished game. Matt and I will be there so come say hi!
Spiel 2016 saw over 170,000 people, which is just mindblowing. It’s pretty much the biggest board game fair in the world so we are really looking forward to being a part of the experience this time! If you’re going to be there, come see us and try the game with the finished game components!
Matt is currently deep in writing mode, finalising the first few scripts he wrote by incorporating our experience and feedback from UKGE. The next couple of months are going to be full-on writing, testing, rewriting and retesting this and the remainder of the story, before we get into the first phase of recording.
It’s exciting times here at Six to Start. Thanks for being part of this ride with us!
Until next time,