Monthly Archive for October, 2012

Makin’ Partytimes Pozible

(You’ll have to pardon the pun, but it was just too easy to ignore.)

Our Pozible fundraising campaign for the LMG 2012 Party has launched!

All money donated will go towards the end of year party, plus future LMG events if we go above our funding goal. There are a number of tiers available, and we greatly appreciate every single donation!

Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook – this will help us estimate numbers for catering. And lastly, we’re now collecting videos for the 2012 games showreel, so please get in contact and tell us about your YouTube content!

Save the date: Partytime!

This is just a quick save-the-date note for our end of year party!

What: End of year partytimes!
When: Sunday 18th November, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Terrace Bar, upstairs at Universal Bar & Cafe, 221 William Street (two doors up from Brass Monkey)
How much?: Free! (We will be crowdfunding soon, details to come.)
RSVP: On Facebook!

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Last year’s party was great fun, and an excellent opportunity to catch up and meet new game developers from all over Western Australia.

We’ll be running a showreel again this year, so please get in contact with links to your YouTube videos of your games. We’ll also be launching a Pozible campaign soon to help with funding – keep an eye out for that!

Image courtesy of katalicia1.

Let’s Introduce Our New Web Writer

We’ve been busy here at LMG HQ. You might remember a little while ago we put the call out for volunteers to join the team. As a result, we’d like to introduce our new web writer, Brock Atkinson.

Brock is an active voice in the community, being a regular face at our events & workshop and the sole music maestro of the Global Game Jam. As the LMG web writer, Brock will be writing up all of the local release news, events and announcements right here on our blog.

We’re very grateful for Brock’s enthusiasm and time, and look forward to working with him to bring you the latest from the Let’s Make Games community.

If you have any local game-related news and announcements, please send press releases to or visit our Add Post section!

Announcing our new General Manager

Let’s Make Games Inc. is very happy to announce the appointment of our first General Manager: Anthony Sweet.

As a game designer, writer, and musician – Anthony knows what’s up.

Anthony has been part of the Let’s Make Games family for over three years, acting in the roles of Treasurer, Bookkeeper, and Event Organiser. Informally, he’s also helped with writing for the website, event operations, posting to mailing lists and social networks, moderating panels, and just generally doing whatever is required to keep engaging and growing our local game developer community.

The appointment of a General Manager marks a notable shift in the structure and management of our organisation.

Over the last few years, we have relied on a dedicated volunteer committee to organise and run events, manage our online presence, and advocate for the interests of the Western Australian game development community. Under this model, we’ve run 21 awesome events, produced 32 beautiful videos, and connected with organisations such as: CIT, ECU, Screenwest, XMediaLab, City of Perth, GDAA, QANTM, IGDAM, and spacecubed. It’s been a hugely successful and fulfilling adventure for everyone involved.

With the rising profile of the game development community in Western Australia, we’ve spent much of the last year considering and planning how we can best support the increasing demand for services, events, and representation in this area.

Anthony on “The Creator vs. the creative” at this year’s pitching event.

A key aspect of our forward planning has been establishment of a clear division between organisational governance and operations. With years of accumulated local experience, the committee is an invaluable resource for discussing objectives and assessing proposals, but it no longer needs to take an active role in our day-to-day activities. Working towards this goal, all of our events this year have been formally proposed, approved, and then run by appointed (and greatly appreciated!) Event Organisers who then report back to the committee. This has worked incredibly well for events (with this year’s being the biggest yet!), and we are extending this model to all of our operations.

As General Manager, Anthony is now the new public face of Let’s Make Games Inc. and the primary contact person for: partners, sponsors, volunteers, and members. He will be leading our growing volunteer team, and pushing forward with a number of new initiatives for 2013.

The committee would like to express our deep thanks to Anthony for taking on this role, and wish him the best of luck for the challenges that lie ahead!