Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Indie Games Business Workshop

A little while ago the folks at Business Foundations asked to sit down and have a chat with us about the WA game-making community. They were very interested in finding out if there was a way that they could help local developers with their businesses, with an intent to run a workshop specifically targeted towards the games environment in Perth.

(You might remember the whiteboard asking for input at the showcase last month?)

Zip forward to now, and Lachy at Business Foundations has just announced the details for the workshop! The workshop will be focused on business skills development, focused specifically for indie and freelancing game developers, and will feature guest speaker Scott Reismanis, founder of Desura and IndieDB. The workshop is being hosted by our friends over at Spacecubed, and best of all it’s free!

What: Indie Games Business Skills Workshop
When: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd October, 2012
Where: Spacecubed, 45 St. Georges Terrace
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Call 9430 8569, or keep an eye on the Business Foundations Inc. for booking details

Make sure to book your spot soon for this insightful workshop!

LMG Showcase 2012 Discussion Panel (Recorded Stream)

Due to technical difficulties on the day the Discussion Panel was the only section of the event which was recorded – but an entertaining section at that!

The panelists (in order of video-timecode and appearance!):

  • [00:01] Tim Colwill – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • [11:14] Liza Shulyayeva – Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
  • [21:34] Martin Smith – Minecraft
  • [31:00] Nick Lowe – Dungeons & Dragons

(Active timecode links on YouTube)

Thank you to all that attended, and again a huge thanks to our event sponsors QantmFTI and eCentral.

LMG Showcase 2012 Voting Results

The votes have finally been counted and verified and we’d love to congratulate:

osu! : LMG Showcase 2012 Voted Best Game

Freedom Fall : LMG Showcase 2012 $300 Prize Winner

The prize originally was awarded to osu! but they gracefully declined, so the prize was awarded to second place Freedom Fall. Congratulations to both developers peppyhax and Lisa Rye and the Stirfire team! For the curious, here are the top ten voted games for this year’s showcase:

  1. osu!
  2. Freedom Fall
  3. Legacy of Barubash
  4. Halfling Heist (boardgame)
  5. Tank Game (sorry we’ll have signs next time!)
  6. Montana Brown and the Beanstalk
  7. Godai
  8. KROOG
  9. Halfling Heist (PC)
  10. Connectorium

Huge thanks go to our event sponsors Qantm, FTI and eCentral. Image courtesy of asenat29