Yesterday marked the start of our bi-weekly gaming innitiative. We’re continuing with our monthly rock band nights, but now we’re trying to add in an after school program as well. We had no idea what to expect yesterday, partly because of the different time, and partly because it was also the first time we tried hosting a DDR event.
The results were a bit mixed. We were sort of hoping to attract a younger audience than the one we gained from the evening programs. Instead we pretty much got some of our Rock Band regulars, that were curious about DDR, but determined pretty quickly that they liked Rock Band a lot better so we switched over.
On the other hand, we gained some publicity for launching the second monthly game day and got a reporter and photographer from the local paper to come out for it. A number of the teens were interviewed on top of me and my co-conspirator so I can’t wait to see the article.
Speaking of which, I came across this one today for a Wii event elsewhere that I thought was particularly good, although horrendously titled. Give it a read