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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entries is 10th December.
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
Bristol Game Hub’s Publisher Pitch Event – 16th May 2019
Last year we hosted some publishers at the VR lab (including Sony, Greenman Gaming, Square Enix and PQube) and developers got a chance to pitch their games to them. We’re aiming to follow up with another event on 16th May next year where we’ll have more publishers. We’ve had a few confirm attendance already and we’ll be asking more to attend too. As before we’ll be opening up slots for developers to pitch with. So this initial message is to give you a heads up that it’s coming. More will follow as we get into 2019,but we wanted to give you a date to aim for if you’re wanting to connect to publishers.
Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 19.30, Thursday 29th November, 2018
This month we have got: BYOG: Bring your own game!
Do you have a new game you want to show off or need some feedback on a work in progress? Join us for the last social of the year and make it festive! Free mince pies to the first 20 visitors.
Please email email@example.com and let him know what you want to show so we can make sure there’s space and machines to play on.
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 have got a new Podcast called “How to make a game with
Auroch Digital /www.aurochdigital.com/podcast/>”. In it they go
under the hood of the gaming industry and each episode features a special
guests. You can find more information on their website
Pixel Trip Studios
Bristol based indies Pixel Trip Studios have released their first game, The
Videokid on XboxOne & Nintendo Switch. Its a colourful, fast paced homage
to the arcade classic Paperboy. In it you deliver pirated video tapes to
your customers, whilst performing tricks and combos on your trusty
skateboard. The Videokid will take the player on a journey back through
their 80s childhood as its also jam-packed with everyone’s favourite film,
TV & cartoon characters…
Kickflip over time-travelling doctors, ollie off the roof of a Dolorian or
grind on top of a radioactive alligator – all while trying to stay one step
ahead of the cops. Complete with a pulsating 8 bit soundtrack by Savant and
retro soundFX it’s sure to spark that warm feeling of nostalgia deep in
Available on XboxOne, Nintendo Switch and Steam now:
Force Of Habit
We have officially announced our second bread and breakfast-based title, Toast Time: Smash Up! exclusively for Nintendo Switch. This brings TERRY the toaster and the unique toast-driven recoil/reload action from 2013’s mobile release to the multiplayer brawler genre. Whether you’re ready to rumble, a gluten for punishment or just loafing around, there’s something in there for you. Intrigued?
Jobs & Opportunities
Hey all. We have got 2 openings. We’re looking for an experienced programmer and also a demo programmer, the latter being some one building demos of cool new ideas. Full details are here
Matter 2 Media
Looking for a 3D character modeller / artist from the games or film world. The project is for public engagement concerning mental health. Features a CGI character with dynamically (programmatic) assigned textures. Shortly applying for funding and putting a team together. Could this be you? firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Audio South West 19.00 Friday 23rd November at Chance and Counters Cafe
Game Audio South West meet up is coming up next Friday at Chance And Counters cafe – would love to see you there (£5 per person to play) for more info see link
Anti-socials 19.30 Thursday 29th November at 77 Stokes Croft
BYOG: Bring your own game! See Next Games Hub Anti-Social for more info.
South West Megagames are running a ‘megagame’ called ‘Infinite Horizons,19th January 2019 at Frenchay Village Hall,Bristol,BS16 1NU
If you’re not familiar with megagames, they’re a large board game / RPG
hybrid event that takes place over a single day. The game has units and
maps but also role-playing elements and a lot of communicating and
negotiating with other teams.
Infinite Horizons is set in a new human colony on a far-flung world.
Various political, manufacturing, scientific and financial factions will
help shape the civic, industrial and political development of the colony
during its first few years.
There will be challenges to overcome and unexpected threats (both internal
and external) that must be dealt with. Meanwhile, the factions will be
trying to balance the interests of the colony itself with the needs of
their sponsors back on Earth.
PC Connects, 21st/22nd January, London.
Prepare for the coming PC revolution.From the makers of Pocket Gamer and PC Games Insider comes a two-day conference that will prepare you for the future. Everything you know about PC games development is wrong… or at least it soon will be. In 2019, the industry is going to change significantly. From assaults on Steam’s position to the rise of new subscription models and streaming cloud tech, the scene will soon see a revolution. On January 21st and 22nd, 2019, PC Connects London will shine a light on these trends and more. It will explain the realities of the current markets and offer essential strategies to survive and thrive. The event – taking place at the same time as Pocket Gamer Connects and Blockchain Gamer Connects – will bring together representatives from across the ecosystem, including the biggest players in the UK and from around the globe. 500 delegates will hear from 50 speakers in five conference tracks covering everything from technical talks to marketing and discovery. Moreover, PC Connects London is also the setting for the first PC Indie Pitch of 2019: you’re welcome to sign up your PC game!
For more information, visit the event page.