WE’RE HOSTING FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS SO RETAILERS CAN CONNECT WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS WHILE PLAYING OUR GAMES.
In April 2020 (seems so long ago), we launched the Hub Games Virtual World Tour in response to the emergence of Covid-19. It was our way of offering in-store demos at a time when gatherings were not possible. One big surprise was how store owners and staff appreciated the opportunity to learn about Hub Games titles, straight from the horse's mouth!
As social distancing continues into 2021, we’ve dusted off the idea and are relaunching as the Hub Games Retailer Virtual World Tour! This time we will be (virtually) visiting stores in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA, UK and more!
GOALS OF THE VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR:
Provide retailers with a great reason to engage with customers;
Inform store staff about Hub Games and its incredible titles;
Excite customers to buy Hub Games titles from your store.
Do as much of the heavy lifting for you as possible!
How the Virtual World Tour Works
Hub Games offers you and your customers the opportunity to participate in a virtual demo session of the latest Hub Games titles. Sessions are available to book every Monday and last around sixty minutes, allowing you to pick a time that suits you. Hub Games will host the event on Tabletopia and livestream using Streamyard. Your customers will be able to watch, comment and ask questions on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube. It will also be available to watch later on YouTube.
**Please note that the event will be held in English. If you own a store in a location where English is not a primary language, we would still be happy to host an event. Please email [email protected] to discuss how we can make it work.
Here's how to Join the Tour
We’ve tried to keep it simple - pick a date and time that suits your store, then answer a few questions. You will also be asked to nominate a member of staff as point of contact.
Once you have booked a date, we will check with your distributor to ensure you have stock of the featured title. If you don’t have stock, don’t worry, we have you covered – our distributors are offering a BUY 4 GET 1 FREE Special Offer on the featured game. It’s that easy!
Promoting the Visit
We will provide access to an assets folder packed with images and text you can use to promote the event across social media. We will also provide the URL links where the live event will be available to watch.
In addition to the required staff member, there will be spaces for up to 3 other players. You can offer these spaces to your customers in any way you choose. The event is a livestream and will be used for marketing purposes later. For this reason, participants will be asked to sign a simple release form that we will provide.
Before the Visit
We will be on hand to support you with any questions you might have. We will email the staff member a link to Tabletopia where the game will take place. We will also email a link to Streamyard, the browser-based streaming app we will use to livestream the game. This email will also include a link to a video tutorial on using Tabletopia and how to play the game. These can be passed on to participants before the event.
On the day
A member of the Hub Games team will host the livestream, giving an overview of the game and will take players through a few rounds as if they were running a live demo at your store! The event will stream on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube, so your customers can watch live, ask questions and generally look over the players’ shoulders as they play.
After the Virtual World Tour Visit
When the live-stream ends, we will provide links to the saved video on Facebook & YouTube for you to share with any customers who may have missed the live event.
Ready to join the Virtual World Tour?
Pick a date and time that works for you, answer some simple questions and nominate a member of staff as a point of contact.
Once you have booked a date, we will check with your distributor to ensure you have stock of the featured title. If you don’t have stock, don’t worry, we have you covered - our distributors are offering a BUY 4 GET 1 FREE Special Offer on the featured game.
We can’t wait to visit your store! See you soon!
The following distributors are supporting the Virtual World Tour with a BUY 4 GET 1 FREE Special offer.
If you are a distributor and want to join the adventure, contact us for details.