The Friday started and the realisation of what we were about to do hit as several Thousand people waited to be allowed in (I’m not what you would call a natural speaker). However as soon as the first few people showed interest and loved what we are creating with The UGM those nerves disappeared and I started to enjoy it as person after person gave us nothing but compliments and wanted to sign up on the spot, it’s a weird feeling having to turn down people’s money, and that’s pretty much how the day went, in a blur.
The Saturday was more of the same only magnified as we were informed that an expected 20,000 people would be attending. Again people were giving us great feedback and it started to sink in that we have done something special creating the UGM app and all the hours we have all put in have been worth it. There’s still more to do, and a very big deadline looming closely on the horizon, and now I not only want to get the app finished for us but also for the thousands of Gamers that we spoke to so they can enjoy it.
The Sunday was a slightly quieter day, but still more people than I’ve seen in one place before though, this did mean that Justin was able to go and speak to all the people that we aimed to talk to with some good results (keep checking the website for news of that). As the doors closed on an awesome event a sense of calm and a slight hint of realisation of what we had achieved, and the morning after writing this, it still hasn’t sunk in properly what we’ve achieved, but I get occasional flashbacks of talking to people and at times it feels like it was just a very good dream, it had everything, Highs – everyone’s reaction, Lows – aching bodies and broken voices, Rampaging hordes – 40,000 plus Gamers, and a small Viking invasion, Zombies – Justin first thing in the morning, Heroes – The whole UGM team.