February Newsletter

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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.

Nina can also be contacted regarding including news items in the next newsletter, the deadline for which is 10th March.

Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 23rd February, 7:30pm

This month we’ve got:

Open Dev Night – This month’s Anti-Social will be a social-focused gathering, where anyone is free to show something they’re working on, raise a topic for discussion, or just come along and hang out with like-minded people in the industry.  

So join us then! 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, above MEATLiquor.

Games Hub News

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…

Dev Scene News

Opposable Group

We’re currently on the look out for volunteers to be part of the UK’s biggest conference and expo about the world of virtual reality! Gain some valuable experience and network with some of the most important players in the industry. For just four hours of your time, you’ll be offered a free full day ticket for VR World Congress 2017.

Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the VR industry and learn about the present and the future of VR – especially if you’re a little strapped for cash!

Expect to meet exhibitors, speakers, buyers, sellers and professionals in VR gamesdevelopment, TV and film, 360° film making, augmented reality, architectural visualisation, medicine, engineering and beyond.

We have a variety of roles in various areas of the conference, so if you are interested in lending a hand and want to support us then please visit our site or this form to find out more.

If you would like any further information about the roles then please do not hesitate to contact Sarah, the operations director, on sarah.keates@opposablegroup.com

Auroch Digital

Our physical card game, Elections of US America Election: The Card Game, was reviewed by The Guardian, noting that the game was “intelligently written and sometimes cuttingly cynical, [the game] brings a refreshing levity to the serious mood around global politics”. Plus Games Workshop fans keeping an eye on Dark Future: Blood Red States will have spotted that there was more info about the game in White Dwarf recently!

Jobs & Opportunities

Harmonia Technologies – App and Game Developers

Harmonia Technologies are offering a great opportunity to be involved in the design of a gaming app specifically tailored to help stroke survivors recover in a fun and interactive form. As a start-up company, this will be our flagship product. At this stage, our main focus is on developing an attractive minimal viable product.

From this opportunity, you will gain a great amount of experience and have the opportunity to really get creative with our idea to make it your own. We will also be offering sweat shares as payment. Not to mention we hope to develop more apps in the future that you may have to opportunity to be involved in.

Our company is made up of four Biochemistry students. We’re really excited about this idea and want to find someone just as enthusiastic to help make it a reality.

For more information, please feel free to email us at: sophie.duffell@harmoniatechnologies.com


Rendermedia – Unity Developer and Games Artist

Rendermedia are looking for Unity Developers and Game Artists to join their team, building engaging and beautiful VR and AR experiences. For more information, click on the following links:

Unity Developers
Game Artist


Spectrum48 – Unity Developer

Spectrum48, based in Bristol Games Hub, are looking for a Unity Developer to help with a mobile game project. The contract is initially 4-8 weeks. For more information, click here.

Reach Robotics – Various Roles

Reach Robotics still have 17 vacancies they are recruiting for, including; artists, animators and engineers. For the full list and how to apply, click here.
Plus… South West Games Dev Jobs

There is a Facebook group for devs to post opportunities; South West Games Dev Jobs. It’s for companies seeking new people, freelancers and the like. It’s free to use but please don’t use it to ask for work. Currently it has opportunities from GameDebate, Rendermedia and PQube.

Events Diary

 Unity Meetup (22nd February)

Click here for full details and to RSVP.

Anti-Social (23rd February)

See above for full details.

Scaling Up Inclusively – Minding the Gap (24th February)

A free event at The Engine Shed, looking at how enterprises can thrive and ‘scale up’. Members of the panel includes The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, and Helen Simpson – Professor of Economics at UWE. For more info or to register for a ticket, click here.

#GAconf (27th February)

Advancing accessibility for gamers with disabilities – San Francisco, click here for more info.

Grrrl Gamers (7th March)

The Grrrl Gamers monthly meetup, for more info or to RSVP click here.

Thanks all!