Bristol Games Hub October Newsletter

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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 November.

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

The regular developer’s board game night is back! See Events Diary for more details.

Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 25th October, 19.30

This month we will feature a “round table” discussion about developing for Nintendo Switch, featuring a panel of developers who have experience developing on the platform. So whether you’re already developing for Switch, looking to do so in the future, or are simply interested in the people who are, then bring along yourself and your best questions for an open and honest (as open and honest as NDAs will allow) conversation about creating games for everyone’s new favourite hand held/console hybrid (And probably try out the games, too!)

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

We’ve been busy releasing a game! Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is now live on Steam and we’re really proud of it. The game sees you take on the role of defeating Nazi terror and battle an immortal evil in a turn-based tactical strategy game set in the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu universe. It’ll also be coming out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the near future. Finally, we are at the very early stages of development in a brand new project, and we’d love your thoughts! It’s currently called Project: War Strider and we’d love to hear from you to help shape it’s direction. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

Ground Shatter

Ground Shatter is pleased to announce the Nintendo Switch edition of their high-rise platform brawler SkyScrappers. Developed in the Bristol Games Hub and featuring the incredible artwork of friend-of-the-hub Tom Waterhouse, the game features the complete package of single player story modes and 2-4 player couch multiplayer from the original game as well as a brand new arcade-inspired, vertical screen mode exclusive to Switch. The game will be available to pre-order on the Switch store from Monday October 15th, and released on Monday 29th. For more information visit.

Ndemic Creations

Ndemic Creations was recently honoured to welcome Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent to our office. His Royal Highness presented us with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business award. We took lots of photos of the occasion, which you can check out on our social media channels and our blog.

Plague Inc. Mutation 16 spreads to Android:This month also saw Plague Inc.’s most recent ‘Royal Update’ – Mutation 16, come to Android, after launching on iOS and PC earlier in the year. Expect news of further infections across Plague Inc: Evolved on consoles soon!

Jobs & Opportunities

SGS College

SGS College,Filton, Bristol are looking for a Games Design Lecturer, see this link for more details.
The role requires some experience in game development, with some experience using Unreal Engine including blueprint scripting. Knowledge on Game Design Theory, UI/UX Design would be beneficial.

Fundamentally Games

We’re looking for a graduate/someone looking to break into the industry, to join us! Here are the Job spec.

Antimatter Games

Antimatter Games are seeking a Senior Gameplay Programmer. Come work with us in wonderful Cornwall!

Audience of the Future

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for research and development projects to create faster, more efficient immersing content. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Closes Wednesday 28 November 2018 12:00 – this can including gamic content. See site for more details.

Events Diary

Free games design sessions for girls 13+, 13.00 to 15.00 Saturday 13th, 20th, 27th October @ Acta Community Theatre.

Do you like-drawing/ writing stories/recording silly sounds/playing games/ sharing ideas…?
Come and have a go at designing your own games.

Games 4EU People Vote March 11.45 -14.45 Saturday 20th October at Serpentine Bar and Kitchen. London.

We will be joining the march in an attempt to help secure a final say on the Brexit deal for the general public and the video games industry.

Games Hub Anti-Social: 25th October, 19.30.
See games hub news.

 

Bristol Games Hub Board Game Night, Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 at 19.00 at the PM Studio

The regular developer’s board game night is back! Come play a game or bring an offering to tempt others to try! Free, but you do need a ticket

Quick Links

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