This is a new direction for a geeky convention. In this case the anime con, Otakon, is creating a computer game in order to promote the gathering. How can they afford to do this? Kickstarter!
The multi-player game, is a side-scrolling, beat’em up. I thought it slightly odd that the game has you beat up evil cosplayers – but perhaps we’re secure enough in the cosplayer genre to allow some of them to be the baddies.
Do you think we’ll see more cons getting involved in Kickstarter projects?