Monthly Archive for October, 2009

iParty 2.0

Update: It was a great event! Click here for photos.

Let’s Make Games and IGDA Perth Chapter are proud to present iParty 2.0, the greatest ever end-of-year party for the Perth game development scene!

2009 has been an amazing year for the Perth game development community – with many local game releases, community events, and a number of new companies starting up. The end-of-year party is all about celebrating and showcasing these achievements in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

Details:

  • Title: iParty 2.0
  • Time/Date: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday, November 27, 2009
  • Location: Innovation Centre, Enterprise Unit 3, Technology Park, Bentley
  • Description: Meet local game developers, check out the latest releases, and just have a good time. Food and drinks are on us.
  • RSVP by November 20 for catering and registration purposes.

Here’s the preliminary event flier (click for larger version):

flyer

As you can see a few areas are blank and we need your help to fill them in! If you are a local game developer who intends to submit a video for the showreel, please send us some screenshots and a company logo by November 6. Your final showreel videos will be required by November 20.

Showreel video submissions are limited to one 60 second video (720p resolution preferred) per company or product. So a company with two products released or under development in 2009 can submit a total of three videos (one for the company and one per product). If you already have a suitable video online, just send us a link to it!

If you are interesting in sponsoring the event, please contact us for more information as we have many options available (from contributing to food and drink costs to providing raffle prizes). Sponsorship is a great way to get your name out in front of local developers – or just to show your appreciation for the local scene!

We’ll release the final print-ready version of the flyer (with game screens and sponsor logos) on November 10.

For now, here are some important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Friday 6 November 2009: Final flyer image deadline (for sponsors and showreel screenshots).
  • Friday 20 November 2009: RSVP deadline (for catering and registration purposes). Showreel video submissions deadline.
  • Friday 27 November 2009: iParty 2.0!

Also be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed (or check back regularly) for more information on the event. Feel free to ask any general questions in the comments section and we will try to answer them ASAP!

Help spread the word online; This will be the biggest party of the year for the Perth game development scene and we want to see you all there!

Update: Oh, I almost forgot to extend a HUGE thanks to the Innovation Centre who are our venue sponsors for the event. We wouldn’t have such a fantastic environment (or as much money available for food and drink) without their generous support!

Website update

You may have noticed the visual overhaul of the Let’s Make Games website. Hopefully it comes across as a lot brighter and a bit more professional.

lmg_website_redesign

Aside from new visuals, we’ve been working to improve site content. We’ve created an Events page, updated content on the About page, and added a whole bunch of links (which should appear on the right-most column).

Please take a few minutes to check out the links section and let us know if there are any other sites that should be included. Chiefly, we want to ensure that our list of local game developers is as comprehensive as possible!

If you are a local developer, please contact us so that we can include a brief (company, group, or individual) bio in our upcoming report.

Save the date: Friday 27 November

Party planning is proceeding perfectly as predicted by this post to PIGMI:

Hi *,

Let’s Make Games and IGDA Perth Chapter are joining forces to co-host an end-of-year party in late November.

We’re still finalising details (which we will post next week), but please make sure that you keep the evening of *FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER* free in your calendars! 😉

There will be free food and drinks, printed copies of our latest report (April-September), a show-reel of local talent and game releases, and tables available for people to show-off their work.

We’re currently seeking sponsors (contact us if you are interested!) and we’ll be asking people to RSVP for catering purposes and so that we can have name-tags waiting in the reception area.

It’s going to be awesome!

Regards,

– Nick

And now some other notices:

1. Are you a local game developer, involved in local community groups, or have services to offer to local game developers? Please send me a summary of what you’ve been up to for the last 6 months for inclusion in our report!

2. Lacking motivation? Need a deadline? Prepare a 1 minute video for inclusion in the show-reel. Submissions close FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER!

Questions or quandaries can be conducted via comments!

GO3 and IGDA social event this weekend

go3_igda

The GO3 Electronic & Entertainment Expo kicks off tomorrow and runs over the weekend. Entry is FREE, so be sure to stop by and take a look!

Also on Saturday, IGDA Perth are running a social event at the Metro Bar, which just in front of the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre (the venue for GO3). Expect exhibitors to be there, making it a great opportunity to talk to people in the local (and regional) games industry.