My interview during E3 with my friends from Nnooo, Nick Watt and Bruce Thomson
During the Electronics and Entertainment Expo, I met some pretty interesting people. I was also able to finally put a face to the name for the guys at Nnooo, a development company from Australia. They were one of my first twitter friends and they took a chance on me so I thought, “why not have my first face to face E3 interview be with someone I’m somewhat close with?” We talked for about an hour and we talked about all sorts of things. We were going to meet at the food court by the Media room, under the Starbucks sign. I went to the actual Starbucks store front and luckily realized it before it was too late. Other than that, the interview went fine and it was a pleasure to meet the guys at Nnooo.
As I mentioned before Nnooo was very nice to me when I was first starting out in the blogging game and on Twitter. Who better to have my first face-to-face E3 interview with than my buds from Australia. We talked about all sorts of stuff so without further delay, lets get right into the content, my interview was with Bruce Thomson P.R/Business Director and Nick Watt, Founder.
Nnooo was at E3 this year to set up business contacts rather than show off any product so they had plenty of time for me. They were aiming to set up more contacts with Nintendo and Sony as well as set up a business plan as they move forward in the development game. They feel that Sony and Nintendo are easy to work with, seeing as though they have worked with both in the past and feel they’re both are willing to work with the Indie developers. Sony has featured Indie games in the past at E3 and Nintendo had Indie games on the show floor at the show this year. The philosophy behind the Indie games market is those games can fill the gap between the release dates of the big market titles and that’s one of the reasons companies are so eager (at times) to help the Indie developers out.
Nnooo feels like they know their limitations in the business. They know whom they can compete with as well as that certain MMO they aren’t able to make yet. For those who don’t know, Nnooo would like to create a Pokémon Massive Multiplayer Online game, which is what the fans have been waiting for. However, they feel that they are too small a company at the present time and Nintendo wouldn’t let them do it. Personally, I think the guys at Nnooo would be able to do some interesting things with Pokémon. During the conversation, we talked about how you could pretty much take the Pokémon world in any direction and there’re so many things you could do with the games. For example, there are several regions in the Pokémon world and they feel the game could have all of them for the players to explore.