Everybody loves freebies. When you go to a gaming conventions, part of the fun is getting free stuff. We quickly learned that at PAX, badges (also called pins) are the thing, it’s part of PAX culture. People go nuts collecting them, sometimes wearing them all at once.
Our PAX Australia preparations are going well. I’ve been in charge of manufacturing merchandise (pins/badges giveaways, our crew tees, lazercutting and screenprinting). I’ve went full DIY instead of commercially getting them made, primarily because of costs, but also as part of my masters project investigating the whole spectrum of game development practices. I’m learning a lot from this process, I will have to do a write up about this process.
Feels like its coming up fast. Four weeks to go!