With over 100 people in attendance, Mighty Rabbit Studios hosted the first Game On event with great success on August 29th, 2011. North Carolina's Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area) were excited to see local game developers and workers in the gaming industry come out and play.
"We met a ton of great people [here] and that just wouldn't happen in L.A," said Kevin Barrios of We Fiends, whose Sushi Boy Thunder won the trophy for best game of the night as voted by all of the attendees. Kevin and his brother Nick, along with Steph Funk working on sound and music, moved to the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina) six months ago to make games and the community has welcomed them a lot more than might have happened in areas you typically associate with game development.
"If we were in San Francisco or someplace like that, there are so many little cells, so it's really hard to meet other developers," said Kevin Barrios of We Fiends. "Here, we just say, 'Hey John, we want to talk to this developer.' And we do, it's awesome."