Patrons – enjoy this exclusive behind the scenes gallery of our adventures at Insomnia 62! Captions from Sarah’s point of view 😉 Edinburgh CastleArrival in Edinburgh to catch our train - a lovely day with a view of the castle!Sarah in EdinburghMy bus dropped me off a few blocks from the station, so I got to walk in the sun <3The Scott MomumentI walked by the Monument - always awesome to see!Selfie With MonumentI couldn't resist taking a selfie as I walked by!Edinburgh Station Piano PlayerThere was an amazing piano player while I waited at Edinburgh station, playing tunes from Final Fantasy!Sarah and Roy On TrainOur journey begins! Now to sit on a train for several hours 🙂Levie on TrainLevie is not impressed with my selfie taking 😉Entering the HotelWe finally make it to the hotel room, at almost midnight. SLEEP TIME!To The Expo!Walking to the train to head to the expo on the first day - exciting!Birmingham China TownOur hotel is in Birminham's China Town, so there's interesting Asian-themed buildings everywhere!Train to the ExpoWe take a train in to the expo, which is on the edge of town by the airportSelfie on the Expo TrainGotta get some group selfie action in on the train to the expo!First Glimpse of the HallWe entered the expo hall and were so excited!Roy Tests the GameRoy tests our first build, making sure everything is working before the players arrive.Testing SelfieWhile Roy is working, Levie and I sneak in a cheeky selfie with the booth!Booth ReadyAt last, our booth and build are both ready - bring on the players!TentaclesAs the morning preparations continue, the tentacles marking the indie zone are inflated <3Shaz and BFF or DieWe meet our first neighbor, Shaz, and play his awesome 4 player co-op game, BFF or DieHappy PlayersThe first players on my shift were really into the game!Crowds ThickenThe expo crowds get thicker as more players arrive!Happy PlayerAnother player enjoying the gameIndie Zone CrowdsThe Indie Zone is completely packed - there's barely anywhere to stand!CerebrosRoy tries out the game to the left of our stall - CerebrosCerebros DevsThe Cerebros devs are super nice, and great neighbors!Sleepy RoyRoy is getting a bit sleepy by the end of the first day...Levie DinnerLevie goes out to dinner with some of the devs, while Roy and I head back to the hotel to work on the buildLate DinnerWe all meet up in the hotel restaurant for a late dinner - we are a bit tired!Day 2 - Go!It's day 2, we have a new build with updates and we're ready to go!Day 2 CrowdsDay 2 is a Saturday so it's going to be even busier!Day 2 Indie Zone CrowdsThe Indie Zone is packed on the second day!Bounder Mobile BaseI set up a programming base in the food court, working on the next build.Food TimeRoy comes by to see me and get food!Nom Nom NomTasty eats (but expensive!)Roy and FriendRoy found a friend - we had to take him home with us!Selfie-CeptionI selfie bombed Jupiter with my own selfie!Ready for Ready Player One!We went out with a load of devs to see Ready Player One on the second day - it was fun!Day 3 - Train StationWaiting for the train on Day 3 - we're half way through!Booth - Day 3New build again for day 3 - our booth is ready to go!Are Those Cats?The Loco-Motion devs came around asking everyone to draw a cat with their eyes closed. Mine turned out alright!Roy and Rocket KnightRoy found his favourite childhood game, Rocket Knight, at one of the retro games stalls!End of Day 3The crowds are dying down at the end of the third day!TGI Friday DinnerWe went to dinner with almost the entire indie zone - over 30 devs! Our table included the Cerebros and Melon devs.TGI Fridays PackedWe filled up about half of the restaurant!Happy RoyRoy is looking forward to food after a long day of work!Final DayLevie shows off the stall at the beginning of the final day!Melon Arcade CabinetAcross from us was an amazing custom arcade cabinet built by the Melon devs for their game!InopsI played Inops, a super cute 2D puzzle game, and chatted with the devs about bringing games to the Nintendo SwitchInops in ActionWhile waiting to chat, I got some footage of Inops being played.Space N TradersI tried out Space N Traders, a multiplayer co-operative game inspired by the classic Space Invaders.Loco MotionWe've been to shows with Loco Motion before, and it's always great to see the game and the devs - they are the most friendly around!Space Station ContinuumI tried out a cute space station building game!SpellcraftI tried out Spellcraft - a match three competitive vs game with spells and curses - perfect for challenging friends!Last Day CrowdsStill had decent crowds on the final day!Cyber StealthI died a lot in Cyber Stealth - great little Stealth robot game <3Mao Mao's CastleMao Mao was at this expo, which is no surprise as it's at every expo. We love the dev Quang, who organized all the social events!Resting RoyRoy takes a break while Levie watches the boothOMG SelfieOur faces when we realize there are only a few hours left of the expo!Honey, I Joined A CultRoy tried out Honey, I Joined A Cult, and I chatted with the devs - its an adorably dark management game about running a cult.Deflection DimensionI tried out Deflection Dimension, a cute Binding of Isaac style game where you reflect enemy projectiles back at them.Space ToadsRoy wrecked some aliens in Space Toads. It's a smooth and juicy shoot em up with powerups and a cool custom controller <3Guardians of the PastRoy and I successfully defended the past in the colourful and stylish multiplayer brawler Guardians of the PastThinning CrowdsThe crowds began to thin as the day wound down to a closeCoin Op KingdomI played the quirky and cute arcade Tycoon Coin Op KingdomThis Dead WinterGorgeous game with a fox main character and a Journey-like feel, This Dead Winter. Probably my game of the show.The Third SpectrumPlayed The Third Spectrum - jammin 3d puzzle platformer with a Portal-like asthetic <3Packing UpThe devs pack away their games, heading home - until the next expo!Dinner with KirstyWe met up on the last night with a friend from Uni who lives in Birmingham now, and had a nice meal.Cute StuffiesOur hotel cleaners set up our stuffies on the back of the bed...Cute Stuffies 2Or leaning against the wall, guarding the bed 😉Train HomeWe got on the train home in the morning - the expo was amazing, but it will be good to be home!Candid Levie and RoyI snuck a boomerang of Levie and Roy while they weren't paying attention }:DHome At LastFinally home with our kitties. Until the next expo!