This past Sunday, we were excited to demo Countdown to the crowd at 2nd annual CalusaCon in Ft Myers, FL. While attendance was down due to the Coronavirus, the parents and kids that were able to attend were enthusiastic for what we had to offer. We had a great setup with 5 playable Countdown prototypes, units in demo mode to draw attention, a looping video of the social play we encourage and swag (flyers, coloring pages and stickers).
While there were a lot of goods on offer, we are the only toy developer in Southwest Florida. There's a huge interest in supporting local companies and we're excited to be promoting and marketing Countdown ahead of our crowdfunding campaign this summer and launch later this year.
Even though we weren't able to setup a full hide & seek play area, like we did with Kids Fest, we were able to show of the puzzle-play action in single player mode. Kids quickly took to one-upping their own and their siblings time and we even had a few grown ups throwing their hat in the ring. It's seems hard for someone in their 30's or 40's to decline a game of Whack-a-Mole!
You know you're onto something when Deadpool gets excited and signs up to your newsletter list :)
It was great to be at the event with great cosplay guests, local vendors like Arcanic Artistry (the awesome wood etched cutouts in the gallery), the Unsupervised Podcast and more. We made some great connections and are excited to attend CalusaCon again in the future.
We'd also like to thank our content winner, George, from Cape Coral. When notified, he said,
"My 8 and 5 year old didn't get to make it to CalusaCon, but are so excited to play. Thanks so much!"
Unfortunately, this looks to be our last convention for a bit while group gatherings are severely curtailed. Our next event that is still alive is currently planned for June. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you know where to find us and for your chance to win a Countdown toy for yourself!