Monthly Archive for March, 2013

Deviations and zombie artists

Good Monday, games community! We’ve got a couple of notes for you today to start your week.

pvi collective’s “deviator”

We’d like to congratulate the pvi collective on their WA premiere of their ARG, deviator.

They spent a week disrupting the city of Perth with their mobile-enabled playground, and judging by the feedback on the project’s Facebook page, a lot of people enjoyed themselves! We hope to see a return of deviator to the streets of Perth soon.

Binary Space Looking for Artist

Binary Space have put the call out for an artist/UI designer to help with their popular Zombie Outbreak Simulator.

Saxon from Binary Space has published a blog post that interested artists and graphic designers can follow up for more details.

Screen Australia releases games fund guidelines

Australian Interactive Games Fund

Earlier this week, Screen Australia released the funding and submission guidelines for the Australian Interactive Games Fund, as part of their new suite of interactive and multi-platform funding programs.

An overview of the Games Fund program, as well as the submission deadlines for the Games Production and Games Enterprise funds, can be found at the Screen Australia games page.

FootyBoss release & Australians@GDC

Two pieces of news for you fine folks this weathery weekend!

FootyBoss Launched!

Local developer Different Methods have released their in-browser Aussie Rules team manager simulator, FootyBoss. From the website:

You’re in charge of an Aussie Rules club. You hire the staff, recruit new players, train the squad, develop the stadium, manage team selection, set match tactics… the lot.

If you like the sound of managing your own footy club, you can sign up for the game at the Footyboss website. You can also find some insight into the game’s simulation engine at the Different Methods blog.

Australians@GDC13

Giselle and Rebecca, from our friends over at IGDA in the eastern states, are currently running a crowdfunding campaign for an Australia game developer meetup over at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco later this month.

Even if you can’t help out with a pledge, make sure to keep an eye out for this meetup if you’re in California for GDC in a few weeks.

(Please note: the campaign is for a networking event that will be taking place in a licensed venue in the US. The legal drinking age in the US is 21+ years.)