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So #DigitalTabletopFest has completed!

October 26, 2020

A few months ago, I pitched Steam the idea of doing an online festival looking at the interesting space where physical games (board games, card games, miniatures games etc) meets video games. This event is about a form of gamign we can call ‘Digital Tabletop’ which I define as;

  • Games that are either digital versions of tabletop games (e.g. Ogre, Terraforming Mars, Bloodbowl, Gloomhaven)
  • Games that have an experience that crosses from digital to tabletop (e.g. Plague Inc, Crusader Kings, Mars Horizon, Sniper Elite)
  • Games that have a strong tabletop aesthetic (e.g. Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game, For The King, Slay the Spire, Kards)
  • Games inspired by a tabletop game. (e.g. Dark Future, Vermintide)
  • Gaming Platforms with tabletop aesthetic (e.g. Tabletop Simulator, Tabletopia)

Steam were very interested (we cover all this in our podcast in more detail) and so we got going to organise and run the event. Fast forward a few months and it launched on 21st October 2020!

And so over the next few days we saw a whole host of let’s plays, streams, interviews and panels on the festival’s theme. Here’s a few that I had more of a hand in;

The curated streams are all online now, here. What was also interesting is that, as part of this, I got to do interviews, informal zoom chats, text chats and more with a whole host of people connected to this area, which has been a hugely valuable research tool for us as a company interest in this area in a way that it would be hard to replicate in any other way.

If you took part, as a player or participant and have any feedback, do let me know! Thanks.

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