TennoCon 2023 has come and gone for Digital Extremes. This year’s event celebrated ten years of Warframe with its community in-person after being all digital for the last few years. TennoCon was filled with many fantastic live demos, giveaways, and a cosplay contest for the ages. In fact, one community member even proposed to her boyfriend live on stage. With that being said, the transition very much paid off for the team. But how did they handle that transition? Luckily Lords of Gaming was given the privilege of an exclusive Q&A regarding how they handled the big day.
Back to the Live Warframe Crowd
We asked Community Director Megan Everett the following:
It’s been a few years since the last in-person TennoCon. How was the experience putting the show together? I can imagine there were some nerve-racking moments. But were there any favorite moments the team had? Both intentional and unintentional?
To which she replied:
When we decided early in 2023 to commit to an in-person TennoCon again, I looked back at everything we had to do to make it happen before. Honestly, I often thought, “How did we ever pull these off?!” The nerves started to build as the clock ticked down and the big day grew closer.
We played that live demo of Whispers in the Wall and Warframe:1999 numerous times every day for months, nitpicking each thing to make it the best it could be. Some of my favorite moments came during the demo development whenever something was added to it, like an updated cinematic or new music track; it gave the demo new life and reignited the team to keep it moving forward, knowing that the end result would be bonkers. Watching the demo evolve from start to finish and then hearing that live crowd reaction to the work you’ve been putting blood, sweat, and tears into all year, nothing can ever beat that.
Special thanks to Digital Extremes for the Q&A opportunity.