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A first ever meeting of the minds...

In the year 2021, on the weekend of November 5th, there was a first of its kind meeting in the city of Milwaukee of the NESmaker minds the likes of which the world has never before seen. Turtles were rescued (and painted), vectors were run, space rafts navigated the hazards, searches were mystical, good times were had by doom knights and doodles alike.

It would be hard to list all of the amazing things that occurred over the course of the three days, but some of the highlights for me included:

  • Seeing NESmaker staple Doodle World be MGC's collector edition game for their VIG attendees.

  • Not only playing the Space Raft arcade machine, but getting to hang out in the actual Space Raft van!

  • Teaming up with Argon to bring a virtual arcade of over 60 NESmaker games to an audience of hundreds who visited the booth.

  • Hanging out with formative NES dev rockstars like Memblers and Frank Westphal.

  • Comparing the Dungeons and Doomknights and Mystic Searches overworld maps, and laughing about the overlap of our influences (great minds think alike, after all!). 

  • Just the first true in-person test of that communal vibe we all feel virtually. I am proud to assert that it felt just as supportive in person.


This was only the beginning. There will be more meetups and more opportunities to get involved. We hope to see you at the next one!

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