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 January.
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
Auroch Digital latest podcast episode and Ndemic Creation and Force of Habit have exciting updates.
Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 31st January 2019,19.30
No Anti socials talk this month but watch this space for next months topics.
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- How to make a video game.
Episode 3 of the Auroch Digital podcast is now live! Featuring Nina Collins, Production Manager, it sees we ask… What is it like working for an indie company? Talk about advice for getting your CV noticed, and… who the best video game hero is!
You can view this episode, and the last two by visiting aurochdigital.com/podcasts
Rebel Inc. launches on iOS,Six years after releasing global hit Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations is pleased to announce that we’ve launched a new game! Rebel Inc. is a unique and deeply engaging political/military simulation that challenges you to stabilise a post-war country and stop the spread of a deadly insurgency.
More information here: www.rebelincgame.com
New details (and special PC ticket offers) unveiled for PC Connects London
There’s just a month to go before London’s two-day games industry conference! On January 21st and 22nd, PC Connects London 2019 will shine a light on the trends changing the PC development world. It will explain the realities of the current markets and offer essential strategies to survive and thrive. And it’s going to be huge: 500 delegates will hear from 50 speakers in five conference tracks covering everything from technical talks to marketing and discovery. Come and meet the likes of Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt RED, UK games industry pioneer Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, Jagex Partners, Sega studios Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, data giants Newzoo, blockchain-powered PC games storefront Robot Cache, mobile-turned-PC MOBA specialist Super Evil Megacorp and London-based indie games publisher Curve Digital. There are still more big-name speakers yet to come so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements. In the meantime, exclusive tickets for PC Connects London 2019 are available right here, with new indie tier prices available for as little as £80 + VAT.
Our ongoing mission is to connect small games producers anywhere with young Gloucestershire people who want work experience in Games. If you have a game that needs testing contact Gloucestershiregamestesters@gmail.com
Force Of Habit
We participated in Ludum Dare 43 – a 48/72 hour game jam competition organised online – at the beginning of December. We created a spirit-shifting puzzle platformer titled Aetherspirit. It’s all of 5 minutes long, so perfect for a lunch break – playable here. You can check out the other entries here. Maybe see you at the next jam?
Also: Keep an eye out for Toast Time: Smash Up! on the Switch eShop over Xmas/New Year. A small celebratory discount will be applied. 🙂
Jobs & Opportunities
Auroch Digital is looking looking to add a QA Tester to our award-winning team for a 6+ month role.
We are looking for someone who is familiar with the basics of development and have a passion for making games.If this is you, or you know someone who would fit the bill – please visit aurochdigital.com/jobs or email email@example.com with you CV and covering letter.ext
South West Megagames are running a ‘megagame’ called ‘Infinite Horizons,19th January 2019 at Frenchay Village Hall,Bristol,BS16 1NUMore info here
PC Connects, 21st/22nd January, London
For more information, visit event page.