During the OOTP crew’s trip to PAX East for an indie game marketing panel, they held a meet-and-greet for fans at Boston Beerworks, which is across the street from Fenway Park. The event saw 25 people show up, including longtime OOTP players, members of the games media, and several OOTP marketing team members.
Over the course of five hours, the attendees watched OOTP 19 being played on a big screen, talked about some of their favorite experiences, explored the history of baseball, ate some great food, and sampled some amazing beers brewed on premises. It was a wonderful chance for OOTP to say “thank you” to the fans who make the game what it is today.
“It was humbling to see how our game impacts people in different ways, and how they wanted to come out to see us to say thank you,” said OOTP Developments CMO Rich Grisham. “Everyone seems to play OOTP for different reasons, yet we all share a common love for the sport and the ability for OOTP to let us dive into baseball in ways no other game can. It was a blast!”
Kris Jardine, Associate Community Manager for OOTP, said: “The ability to meet up with people who have been playing OOTP for a decade or more and listening to them speak as passionately about the game as we feel working on it was a humbling experience. The entire weekend was surreal.”
OOTP Community Manager T.J. Lauerman added: “It’s one thing to talk to other OOTP players via Twitter, Facebook, or on our forums, but it’s a completely different, and amazing, to talk to them in real life. Not only did I get to have great conversations about the game, but also about parenting and travel. I’m really hopeful that we’ll be able to do some more of these meet-ups in the future.”