Arrowhead at Comic Con Stockholm 2015
This past weekend Arrowhead had the privilege to attend Comic Con Stockholm 2015. We built our biggest booth so far (when not exhibiting together with our publishers) and showed off our latest games – HELLDIVERS and GAUNTLET: Slayer Edition.
We put a lot of effort in making the booth cool and inviting, and had ordered a number of specially made items for the event, such as the huge wall banners and some special Arrowhead-branded gaming tables and chairs. Very fancy!
It was very exciting to arrive and view the big arena where everything would take place, and frankly quite awe inspiring before all the guests filled up the place, while you could get a sense of the scale of things.
Me and my colleague Lucy also started a competition to amuse ourselves; the goal was to try to get special characters to wear our cape.
I gave it a try introducing the Swedish Armed Forces to Helldivers, seeing as the Helldivers are future Super Earth’s Armed Forces. They were very positive to the game and thought we should send over good players for recruitment in their booth, but unfortunately didn’t include capes in their uniform regulations. Thank goodness future army uniforms have improved.
Lucy boldly made an attempt with Darth Vader (who we had decided was almost an auto win) but to no luck. I suppose he was already satisfied with his cape.
We got another couple of awesome contestants up for debate though. Who do you think would generate the highest point for this capture?
It was a manic three days, with thousands of people milling around the event arena. We had queues and queues of people waiting to play Helldivers and Gauntlet. Despite the exhaustion we had so much fun chatting to all the people who so kindly dropped by to speak to us! There was so much support and love for our games – we were very proud to be there.
We gave out free goodies to everyone and a limited amount of awesome Helldivers capes. As you can imagine, the capes were one of the most popular items and we had everyone asking about them! To win a cape players had to take part in a challenge – successfully complete a level 5 difficulty mission.
But don’t worry! If you did not get the chance to drop by Comic Con and win one, we did manage to save a few at the office for future giveaways. Just remember to keep an eye out on our website and social media for your chance to get your hands on one in the future!