In October, we launched the GirlsGotGame Design Contest. Why? While the gaming industry is remarkably inclusive, female game designers still face many challenges. We want to engage and bolster the participation and visibility of female game designers.
Since then, we’ve received a lot of support and encouragement from folks in the industry. A donor stepped forward and offered to double the first prize, so we’ve decided to extend the contest through the holidays and into the new year to give more designers a chance to enter.
Amateurs and professionals are both invited to submit designs, so spread the word. For more information and to enter, go to the Game Design Contest #2: GirlsGotGame under Ares Online at www.aresmagazine.com. Good luck!
Are you going to BoardGameGeekCon in Dallas this week? Our staff can’t be there this year, but we sent our swag – if you see it, send us a photo and you might just show up on our blog! Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you go to conventions like BGGCon with over 1,000 in attendance, we’d like to invite you to apply for the One Small Step Strike Team, an elite group of volunteers who promote OSS products and ideals at trade shows, conventions, and tabletop game events. Send an email expressing your interest to email@example.com.
If you enjoy Ares Magazine and you’re planning to attend the BoardGameGeek Con in Dallas in November, then we’d like to invite you to apply for the One Small Step Strike Team, a small group of volunteers who promote One Small Step products and ideals at trade shows, conventions, and tabletop game events. We provide team members with a Supply Crate containing swag, promotional materials, and products for distribution, display, and sale—and we’ll not only list your name in Ares but we’ll also profile you on our blog! Interested? Email our executive editor at firstname.lastname@example.org!
There clearly are game design opportunities here…
I hope someone submits a design inspired by this to our current game design contest.
I’ve been noodling about making a War of the Worlds short to popularize our titular game. These guys beat me to, and have done an amazing job.
Geeky Castillo caught up with Editor-in-Chief Mike Anderson at our booth at the San Diego Comic-Con!
The first batch of the premiere issue of Ares Magazine is in the mail! A beautiful 80+ page magazine with original science fiction stories, an interview with game designer and novelist Bruce Cordell, an article by William H. Keith, Jr. (aka Ian Douglas!) and a standalone board game, Bill Banks’ War of the Worlds (with the long-awaited counters included!)–all bundled up and on its way to a mailbox near you!
If you haven’t ordered your own copy, now’s your chance! Go to the store and get a subscription!
We spent Friday stuffing poly bags with tasty Ares goodness.
Surprise, surprise, we crammed so much amazing content into one package, that the package is too heavy to bulk mail.
Monday morning, we will haul the first load to the Post Office and use one of their crazy, excessively complex service list items.
Oh, and we expect to have the iTunes and GooglePlay downloadable versions in place in the next couple of days.
Keep your fingers crossed.
FedEx reports that the counters are allegedly in Irvine, California. (That means they are down the street.)
Me? There are things in my hands and things that don’t exist. There are no other kinds of things.