April 18 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 email@example.com. The deadline for entries is 10th May.
Next Games Hub Anti-Social: Thursday 26th April, 7.30pm
Details to be confirmed in a mailout slightly closer to the time. It’s sure to be a good one, we’re just finalising details 🙂
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, opposite the Canteen.
Games Hub News
Pitch Your Game – from Bristol Games Hub & Bristol VR Lab
Following on from our successful previous investment event, we’re doing another one – this time aimed at publishers finding great games to publish from the South West. We’ve got four publishers confirmed attending so far and we hope more to follow. The event is going to be on 23rd May 2pm-4pm at the VR Lab. We’ve got limited slots for presentations, but we’d love your crazy and/or engaging and/or amazing and/or creative ideas for the next big thing to be pitched there and (hopefully) signed and published. If you’re working on a cool new project and want to pitch it to our panel of publishers, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
(Note to only pitch if you can make the event itself. If you’re new to this, that’s ok, we can offer a bit of mentoring and support for the selected pitches. Thanks!)
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
Bristol Games Hub Showreel 2018
We have a shiny new promo video up on the Hub site!
Filmed and edited by Becky Bell, whose work and details you can find here.
Jobs & Opportunities
Mobile Pie are interested to hear from any 3D animators with experience of Maya and a love of cartoons. Please send portfolio links and day rates to email@example.com
Ukie Hub Crawl 2018 (6pm – 9pm, Apr 19 @ Bristol Games Hub)
The Hub Crawl 2018 is a series of free events, located all around the UK, that bring games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth.
Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. Content will change at each event so make sure you check out all the events in your region.
After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink with your peers.
Full details and tickets are available here.
Bring Your Own Animation (7.30pm, May 14 @ PM Studio, Bristol)
This free screening and networking event invites you to come along and share your recent projects, ideas, showreels, storyboards – you name it!
This month we will joined by guest speakers Dani Abram and Lauren Orme, organisers of Cardiff Animation Festival, who will be talking retrospectively about their experience of setting up a brand spanking new animation festival along with some of their personal highlights!
Send a dropbox link to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer, you can send it via WeTransfer to email@example.com.
They are happy for people to bring in USBs on the night, however we will show work on a first come first served basis!
- Ageism in development
- Very honest postmortem of Where the Water Tastes Like Wine and where Steam is now (and a counter point)
- Burn-out in game development and talking self-care
- Devs share their best ‘hacks’