Sure, it’s called Old Ladies and the Shark, it’s a family-type game where you have to explore the sea to catch shellfish in order to fulfill restaurant contracts but you need to beware the lurking shark.
That’s awesome Andrew; congrats! Let me know if I can help with your prep for the 2nd round!
It’s back to the drawing board for me. In all fairness, the interviewer told me what I knew deep inside all along: that my game doesn’t have anything original that would make you go ‘wow’. But the feedback was great and it’s helped me come up with ideas to improve the game.
Great! If nothing else you got the experience of pitching! And the next great idea is around the corner. I have other games I’d be more than happy to playtest after this weekend, would you be interested in a playtest trade? I’d be happy to try one of your games!
Neat! Great to find others here with Ravensburger Game Inventor Days too! They are so friendly and honest that really glad I got the chance to pitch even thought they passed.
Summary of my notes in case it helps anyone later on 😛
FYI, just had my Ravensburger pitch! Didn’t get to the next round but it was lotsa fun as they were so helpful and open
Here’s my summary, in case you were curious
Pitched my game and they were interested in the theme, but thought there might be a bit too much game to get the correct feel of contentedness across, so all up a pass from them.
I had a similar view point in part, so made sense but was great to hear from someone in the industry too! It’s so cool that they can kinda get the gist of the game with a simple pitch, but really glad I did it.
Few tips they gave me were:
– that gateway+ is a much harder sell for the core market that Ravensburger sells to.
– GenCon is coming up and may be some pitch opportunities
– Pegasus Designer coming up for other pitch opportunities too
– When play testing always enquire about the replay value, if 3/4 of your testers would like to play the game again then it’s a pretty good fit for Ravensburger
Also enjoyed the quote
“We know not what we want, but when we see it we know it.”
First pitch ever done, so super relieved and now to wait for that adrenaline to die down