A month of Game Trucking in Adelaide
Posted on August 10, 2014
Captain’s log, star date 10.8.14. Well, it’s been about a month since I picked up the Game Truck van in all its glory, and it’s been a lot of fun. After an initial in-house party with the Durwards, being able to deliver the same experience from within the van is really exciting, and I feel absolutely honoured every time I am invited to help celebrate a gaming birthday party. Parents and event organisers are always looking for new activities that kids love, and the combination of epic fun, group interaction, structure, and boundaries offered by Game Truck Australia seems to really appeal.
In week one I gave a party outside of the normal birthday cycle for Cheryl and her family: this was the first party run from the van and it seemed to go really well (aside from an inoperable door: minor technical issue). The parents commented that they felt so strange, hosting a party for a number of young boys and sitting in absolute silence knowing that the boys were having the tie of their life. Cheryl was kind enough to post a great review on Facebook.
That week I also had my first large event: a Salvation Army camp for 70 teenagers in Victor Harbor. The main challenge here was that the van fits 16 players – there is plenty of space for this number, but it can’t immediately cater for dozens. However, the organisers of the camp split the group up into four and had three alternative activities, so groups of 16 cycled through the van for an hour each. They were all very familiar with gaming so it was an easy party to run, and although some of them wanted to play more mature ages, the age range meant that this was not possible. All this bodes well for larger events using the truck, as long as there is a way to spread the energy around.
During those holidays we also had a few smaller parties: again, a non-birthday party for my nephew made him so excited that he took the time to re-create the Game Truck Australia logo in watercolour!
Another party for an early enthusiast for Game Truck Australia, Sara, drew an appreciative Facebook comment as well. In short, its been a very positive start to the Game Truck Australia story, and it’s only going to get better and better. A couple of parties in Willaston next week will test the theory that even though I mostly deliver events in metro Adelaide, for a couple of events in a row or a more substantial event I’m happy to travel a little further.
As well as continuing to deliver awesome experiences for kids’ birthday parties, I am looking to be present at events such as Fork on the Road and other fairs and events, as well as partner up with charitable organisations and other service providers to make life a little bit easier for a short time for kids who need it. So if you can think of anyone who might be interested in this kind of possibility, forward on this link and invite them to give me a call at any time on my mobile 0433 318 001 to discuss the possibilities.
See you in the truck!