Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Let’s Make GameJam!

The next Perth GameJam will kick off next Friday (May 1).

With that in mind, this month’s event will be an opportunity to learn about GameJam, play previous entries, and find some like-minded people to jam with!

Details:

Here’s a flyer (click image for printable version):

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There will be computer labs available for people to show off their portfolios and previous work. We’d like to extend a huge thanks for eCentral TAFE for providing the venue.

Please be sure to RSVP so that we can arrange for drinks ($1 softdrinks) and food ($2 hotdogs: meat or vegetarian) weather permitting.

Monthly events

We’re very pleased to announce that Let’s Make Games will be operating monthly events (on the last Tuesday of every month) starting from next Tuesday (April 28, 2009).

The OneTwenty Indie Games Scene Showcase and Mixer last week was a great success with around 60 people and 8 games on display. After reviewing feedback and discussing plans with GameJam.org, we decided to operate monthly events as part of the Let’s Make Games initiative.

Our events will generally be social events for the local indie game development scene. There is a fantastic game development scene here in Perth and we want to ensure regular events for people to come together, share experiences, and make great games.

See you at the next event!

Community Profile report available!

The Perth Games Industry Community Profile (March 2009) report is now available for download. (Hardcopies will be available for purchase in future).

The report contains a summary of results from the recent industry survey (conducted in early March 2009), and details a number of practical directives that we will be pursuing to help ensure sustainability and growth of the local games industry.

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We hope that you find the report interesting, that it provides some insight into the current state of the Perth games industry, and that it highlights some issues that must be addressed if we are to capitalise on local talent.

Please feel free to leave comments here, and to send detailed feedback via the contact form. We would especially like to hear from you if you are in the Perth games industry, but did not participate in the survey. We will be announcing a mixer event within the next few days and encourage everyone to attend!

Finally, we’d like to express our deep appreciation to Jack Casey for the feature image on the front cover and to Paul Turbett from Black Lab Games for the foreword.

Update: Fixed a few links in the report. Thanks to Josh Stewart for reporting these errors.
Update: Corrected graph and grammar in Current Involvement section. Thanks to Simon Boxer for reporting these errors.