I’ve tried accessing the Gen Con website on my phone previously, and while it wasn’t the worst of pages I’ve tried using, navigating it wasn’t the easiest task. Enough people must’ve spoken, and the minds behind Gen Con listened and jumped into action. They announced on Friday that they have updated the way the site appears on smartphones and mobile devices to be sleeker and easier to use than ever.
The site gives you access to the events catalog and lets you search for events by type, age, experience, name, and more. It has taken the physical catalog that you can pick up at the convention and put it into a much more convenient version. I think it’ll be easier to pull out your phone and use your 3G/4G networks to find the booth or room your event is in, put it back in your pocket, and go on your merry way, as opposed to flipping through a large paper catalog. Of course, you won’t get the visually attractive ads and such that might expose you to new games, but on the floor itself, I believe it’ll be a great asset to gamers.
Please bear in mind that WiFi is not free at the Indianapolis Convention Center, and that you will be relying on your network’s connection to use this. Make sure your phone is charged up in the morning and arrive with a plan! The maps and catalog listings will be great for last minute stops and any help you may need in locating that new gaming company you just heard about while waiting in line for your next event!