Playing games is fun - but sometimes, it can be work
Everyone at Milk Can has a passion for tabletop gaming. From board games, roleplaying
games, miniature wargaming, and collectible card games - we get it. Unfortunately, what
we don’t have is time. Finding other players or groups with similar interests to try new
games or play games we already have can be a hassle. Enter the creation of GameFor.
The main idea we wanted to reimagine was the "looking for players" bulletin board at the
back of every friendly local gaming store - index cards and scraps of paper with the phone
numbers of players looking for other players for their Dungeons & Dragons party or
Warhammer league. This led us down a path of trying to help those gaming stores - the
backbone of the gaming community - find ways to attract players and customers.
Helping to automate gaming event listings
for stores - allowing owners and employees
to move away from problematic sites like
Facebook and Google Calendar - was
another big push in the GameFor feature set
for both mobile and web.
And so it went, adding feature after feature:
store finder, convention finder, in-app
messaging - all to connect tabletop gamers.