November 9th, 2016
By Landon Kuhlmann
Witching Hour is unlike most festivals that come to Iowa City. Though there is a lot of entertainment, the main goal of this festival is to expand perceptions and reach out into the unknown for new ideas.
Besides bands and comedians, this festival holds discussions and panels from a huge range of disciplines. Beforeplay was a panel discussion held at the Mill at 2 pm on the second day of festivities. Like the title suggests, the panel was exploring the process of playtesting, which is essentially the game maker putting the game in the hands of some trusted peers in order to receive some very early and important feedback.