I visited Seattle for a little less than a week in June. What a creative, modern, and vibrant city!
-Spending 6+ hours sharing my latest game, playing games in development, and swapping war stories with a dozen fellow independent game developers @ Roy St. Coffee.
-Exploring the Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods.
-Meeting legendary entrepreneur Richard Tait at a startup mixer, hearing firsthand how he started the board game company behind Cranium with no prior game development experience.
-Eating ridiculously good grapefruit tofu @ the stylish Plum Bistro.
-Playing innovative indie games early in development, meeting the creators behind them, and receiving feedback on my latest game @ The Raygun Lounge.
-Exploring the offices of Double Down Interactive and learning how a small company starts from nothing and gets acquired for $335,000,000+ in just over two years.
-Friendly, but relentless homeless guys trying to convert me to Islam.
-A homeless guy who ran around my bus stop shirtless for 10 minutes shouting “world peace, baby!”, “transcend nationalism”,etc.
-Just all the homeless people honestly.