BRISTOL GAMESDEV NEWSLETTER – 28TH MAY 2013

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May Antisocial – this Thursday 30th May
Jaz Wilson is coming to show off his Oculus Rift, not a euphemism!  He says “Come try a Rift, if you want” at the Hub from 7.30pm. BYOB
Knowledge Share – free events
We held our first Knowledge Share at the Hub last month on Unity and it was a such a success, the group will become a monthly get together for anyone that wants to learn more about Unity and to share what they know already.  It was great to see so many of Aardman’s guys there too!
The Unity group will meet on the second Wednesday of every month, starting on 12th June from 7-9pm at the Hub. BYOB.
June’s Knowledge Share is on Kickstarter and Crowd Funding and is kindly being hosted by the PM Studio (our sister studio), within the Watershed if you haven’t been before. That’s on the first Thursday of the month, so 6th June from 6-8pm and we have a couple of people with real experience of successful and failed campaigns so a fountain of knowledge. Please sign up for this free event here; http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6511288439
 

Pervasive Media Studio

Good for Food: Good for Nothing 48 hour social innovation hackathonFriday, 31 May 2013 6:00pm – Sunday, 2 June 2013 4:00pm, Pervasive Media Studio

A different kind of jam – Good for Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers applying their skills and energy to accelerate the work of cause-led innovators and change makers; it’s about diverse groups of people collaborating together, working in new, faster, fun and better ways by supporting ideas and people that are leading the way to what a flourishing 21st century society might look like. This year the theme is food and the weekender will be supporting great local community growing schemes, The Severn Project and Fareshare.  www.goodfornothing.com/gigs/good-for-food

Auroch Digital
NarcoGuerra Launched!
The latest game from Auroch Digital’s GameTheNews.net project was released last week which looks at the war on drugs.  The press info is here:  http://bit.ly/1243tlE
The trailer is here: http://bit.ly/narco1youtube
Tweets about #NarcoGuerra, reviews of the game and any mentions gratefully received!
Cheltenham Science Festival – (Auroch Digital helped to curate this event)
Coding the Game – 6th June at Cheltenham Festival
From the ‘bedroom coders’ of the 80s to the studios behind many of today’s most popular international video games, the UK has always been at the forefront of games development. Dara O Briain joins Alex McLean, a 20-year games veteran most recently CTO at Codemasters and former head of their Bafta winning Birmingham studio, Chris Cummings, Senior Gameplay Programmer at Media Molecule and lead coder on the Playstation Move Content for Little Big Planet, and neuroscientist Luke Clark to get into the detail of modern video game
Game Connection Group Discount
Game Connection is on 3rd-5th December in Paris and is a meeting place for developers and publishers.  We can get discount on lots of us going, so let Debbie know if you are interested and we can gauge interest about getting a discount.  More on the event here: http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/badgeprices-europe-2013
 
Mobile Pie
Mobile Pie are proud to announce the launch of Mint Master, our latest project for Historical Royal Palaces and the Royal Mint. It’s on iOS, Android and Web and can be played here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/stories/palacehighlights/CoinsandKings/MintMaster?ns_campaign=CoinsandKings&ns_mchannel=web&ns_source=carousel&ns_linkname=playgame&ns_fee=0
Thanks to members of the Bristol Games community for their help on this one, including Nick Dymond, Tom Waterhouse and James Parker.

Job Opportunities

Calvium – We are hiring! We don’t make a lot of games but we make fun projects and could really do with a good junior front end developer. The full job spec is here: http://calvium.com/front-end-developer-job-2013/

Red7Mobile – Red7Mobile is looking for a Web Developer to join their mobile games team at Temple Studios. Essential skills include HTML5/CSS3/Javascript with previous games development experience desirable. To find out more contact matt@red7mobile

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