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June Bristol Games Hub newsletter is out now

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We’ve just sent out the June edition of the Bristol Games Hub newsletter to our subscribers.

You can read it with this link here!

If you’d like to catch up on the newsletters from previous months, here’s some handy links for you to do so:

May BGH Newsletter

April BGH Newsletter

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March Bristol Games Hub Newsletter OUT NOW!

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The March edition of the Bristol Games Hub newsletter is out now for your reading delectation.

We’ve got RICO action, Mars Horizon card game kickstarter success reports, and some news about the upcoming Pitch Event we’ve got coming to Bristol.

Have a read yourself right here!

Fancy signing up to get the latest news from the Bristol Game Dev scene fresh in your inbox every month? Sign up here!

Bristol UKie Hub Crawl dates announced

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The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This years Hub Crawl will focus on helping games business get investment ready. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about types of investment, with practical guidance on business planning, pitching and growth.

For more information about the Bristol UKie Hub Crawl, pop over here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristol-ukie-hub-crawl-getting-investment-ready-tickets-54000294334

February Ukie Hub Crawl

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Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready – Cardiff

The Hub Crawl is back in Cardiff for a second year on the 25th of February 6pm-9pm! Come and join fellow games folk to network and identify new opportunities/strategies to support the growth of your business.

This year’s Hub Crawl will focus on helping games business get investment ready. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about types of investment, with practical guidance on business planning, pitching and growth.

After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink/pizza with your peers. This provides the perfect platform to get to know people/businesses within your area.

This is a free event open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates.

Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cardiff-ukie-hub-crawl-getting-investment-ready-tickets-54000115800

February Newsletter Now Available!

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The February newsletter for the Bristol Games Hub is now out and about in people’s inboxes. This month’s issue has stories from Auroch Digital, Groundshatter and hot news about some upcoming Megagames action.

You can check out this month’s issue by clicking HERE!

If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to the monthly newsletter by clicking here

Cheers!

January Hub Newsletter now available

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We have just released the latest issue of the Hub Newsletter, featuring stories from Auroch Digital and Ndemic.

You can view it here.

You can subscribe to the newsletter and have it delivered directly to your inbox, by signing up here.

Bristol Games Hub December newsletter

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Auroch Digitals latest podcast and Ndemic and Force of Habit have exciting news.
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Bristol Games Hub Newsletter

All the latest updates from the Hub, news from Bristol & SW developers, jobs, opportunities & events.

Bristol Games Hub is a non-profit space for games and play. We run this newsletter, host events, and also rent desk space at cost price with no strings attached so you can get on with creating amazing games. Contact Nina at aurochdigital.com for more information.

To have your news, events and / or job opportunities featured in the monthly newsletter, you can contact Sarah at info@bristolgameshub.com. The deadline for entries is 10th January.

SW Freelancer/Company Dev Directory  If you’re looking for people to help on a project, or you are available for work – put your details in. Please only list info you’re happy to have in the public domain: http://bit.ly/bghdirectory

SW Game Dev Jobs Facebook page – Find roles and post new openings here…

Games Hub News

Auroch Digital latest podcast episode and Ndemic Creation and Force of Habit have exciting updates.
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Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 31st January 2019,19.30

No Anti socials talk this month but watch this space for next months topics.

We’re at 77 Stokes Croft on the 3rd Floor. The entrance is off Thomas Street, just up from the junction of Thomas St/Stokes Croft, opposite the Canteen.

 

Dev Scene News

Auroch Digital- How to make a video game.

Episode 3 of the Auroch Digital podcast is now live! Featuring Nina Collins, Production Manager, it sees we ask… What is it like working for an indie company? Talk about advice for getting your CV noticed, and… who the best video game hero is!
You can view this episode, and the last two by visiting aurochdigital.com/podcasts

Ndemic Creations

Rebel Inc. launches on iOS,Six years after releasing global hit Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations is pleased to announce that we’ve launched a new game! Rebel Inc. is a unique and deeply engaging political/military simulation that challenges you to stabilise a post-war country and stop the spread of a deadly insurgency.
More information here: www.rebelincgame.com

PC Connects

New details (and special PC ticket offers) unveiled for PC Connects London
There’s just a month to go before London’s two-day games industry conference! On January 21st and 22nd, PC Connects London 2019 will shine a light on the trends changing the PC development world. It will explain the realities of the current markets and offer essential strategies to survive and thrive. And it’s going to be huge: 500 delegates will hear from 50 speakers in five conference tracks covering everything from technical talks to marketing and discovery. Come and meet the likes of Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt RED, UK games industry pioneer Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, Jagex Partners, Sega studios Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, data giants Newzoo, blockchain-powered PC games storefront Robot Cache, mobile-turned-PC MOBA specialist Super Evil Megacorp and London-based indie games publisher Curve Digital. There are still more big-name speakers yet to come so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements. In the meantime, exclusive tickets for PC Connects London 2019 are available right here, with new indie tier prices available for as little as £80 + VAT.

Gloucestershire Gamestesters’

Our ongoing mission is to connect small games producers anywhere with young Gloucestershire people who want work experience in Games. If you have a game that needs testing contact Gloucestershiregamestesters@gmail.com

Force Of Habit

We participated in Ludum Dare 43 – a 48/72 hour game jam competition organised online – at the beginning of December. We created a spirit-shifting puzzle platformer titled Aetherspirit. It’s all of 5 minutes long, so perfect for a lunch break – playable here. You can check out the other entries here. Maybe see you at the next jam?
Also: Keep an eye out for Toast Time: Smash Up! on the Switch eShop over Xmas/New Year. A small celebratory discount will be applied. 🙂

Jobs & Opportunities

Auroch Digital

Auroch Digital is looking looking to add a QA Tester to our award-winning team for a 6+ month role.
We are looking for someone who is familiar with the basics of development and have a passion for making games.If this is you, or you know someone who would fit the bill – please visit aurochdigital.com/jobs or email jobs@aurochdigital.com with you CV and covering letter.ext

Events Diary

South West Megagames are running a ‘megagame’ called ‘Infinite Horizons,19th January 2019 at Frenchay Village Hall,Bristol,BS16 1NUMore info here

PC Connects, 21st/22nd January, London

For more information, visit event page.

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