June 18 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.

To have your news, events and / or job opportunities featured in the monthly newsletter, you can contact jake@aurochdigital.com. The deadline for entries is 10th July.

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…

The Bristol Games Hub Anti-Socials are on their summer holidays and will return in September!


Dev Scene News


Evil Twin Artworks

Evil Twin Artworks announces its long awaited follow up to Victory At Sea, called Victory At Sea Pacific; a huge Open World RTS where you play out the entire Pacific War.

To celebrate this announcement, Evil Twin has created a brand new trailer for the game.

The new Steam page for Victory At Sea Pacific can be found here.

Evil Twin Artworks plan to start streaming live gameplay sessions on Twitch. Tune in to the official stream here.

Auroch Digital

Ogre is 40% off on Steam and to celebrate, this month we’re running a screenshot contest with the chance to win some amazing signed Ogre goodies! All you need to do is submit your best Ogre screenshots to the Steam Community page and let jake@aurochdigital.com know. Full details can be found here. We’ll also be pushing an update to Ogre very soon with a bunch of fixes to Multiplayer. Look out for an announcement in our Steam group with full details.

Our recently-announced space agency management  game, Mars Horizon, was featured in May’s Sky at Night magazine, a massive honour for the team working on the project. The game was also listed as part of DT Gaming’s Top 16 New Strategy Games 2018.

Lukas Roper

Happy to share that I’m developing a board game called Corrupt Cup Contest! Corrupt Cup Contest is a party game inspired by the FIFA corruption scandal, which tasks you to win the rights to host the “Global Sports Tournament” for your country. Players must schmooze, accuse and bribe each other to be declared the most influential G.A.F.S delegate over quick fire rounds.

If you are interested in hearing more, you can subscribe to the mailing list here:  www.corruptcupcontest.com

I’ll also be looking for willing participants to be filmed playing the game for promotional purposes. If you are interested, please email me at lukasroper@outlook.com and I can send more details when I have a date.

More major news will be announced in the week preceding the World Cup final so keep your eyes peeled!

Ndemic Creations

Mutation 16 (‘The Royal Update’) out now on iOS, named in celebration of Plague Inc. winning The Queen’s Enterprise Award for Innovation! Key new features include iPhone X support, a freshly rebuilt UI, and two new official scenarios – Ultimate Board Games and Science Denial. We’re excited to see what everyone makes of them!

Events Diary

Bristol Gaming Market (24th June @ The Passenger Shed, Bristol)

Replay Events is expanding into Bristol with the launch of the city’s first Gaming Market – an event set to draw around 4,000 gaming enthusiasts from across the South West and Wales on 24th June.
If you want to be in with a chance of get a few FREE tickets, simply let us know on social your favourite game growing up using #BristolGamingMarket and we’ll pick the winners at the end of the week.

Find out more information about the event here.

Tech & Cider Presents – Start-up Stories: Open Bionics  (Thu 28 June @ Pervasive Media Studio)

Open Bionics is an award-winning robotics company developing affordable, assistive technologies that enhance the human body.

This talk is organised by Tech & Cider with the partnership of YHP, Reach Robotics and Deniz Designs. Tech & Cider is a forum for early stage start-ups and budding entrepreneurs with the aim of demystifying the start-up journey and nurturing the Bristol tech ecosystem. Free tickets can be booked here.

Ludonarrative Discourse (Date TBC @ The Bell pub, Bristol)

Have your say on what game we play and discuss this time around, and let us know what date works best for you. We’ve even created a handy form for you to fill out with your suggestions! Voting closes at the end of the week.

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