Monthly Archive for November, 2013

Last Minute Reminder: End of Year Party


Don’t forget that the Let’s Make Games End of Year Party (complete with cupcakes, donuts and developers) is on tomorrow afternoon!

This will be our last chance to catch up before the holiday season rolls in, so why not come by for the food and stay for the conversation. In addition to eating, drinking and networking, there will also be games to play as the folks from SK Games will be bringing down their latest machine.

What: Cupcake & Donut End of Year Party
When: 1st December, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Terrace Bar (upstairs), Universal Bar & Cafe, 221 William Street, Northbridge
Entry: Free! (18+ only)
RSVP: Facebook! or comments below.

Hope to see you there!

Pop-Up Arcade to bring Perth Games to the Big Screen

James Street Ampitheatre

There’s nothing quite like kicking back and watching something on the big screen, so why not take it one step further with some supersized games?

The Film & Television Institute of WA will be blowing up some homegrown titles for all to see (and play) at their Pop-Up Arcade in the Perth Cultural Centre. In addition to being able to play some free games, there will also be a variety of marquees available to entertain.

When: 15th December, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Where: James St Amphitheatre (between PICA and the State Library), Northbridge
Entry: Free!

For more details head on over to the FTI events page, or contact Michael Ellis via or (08) 9431 6700.

GameCloud presents: GameCity Indie Day!

Game Cloud Event 'Game City' Banner

It’s been a busy year for games in Perth, with many a quality title being released, new studios and partnerships coming about, not to mention a steady stream of awards and nominations arising. In addition to joining us this Sunday for the  Let’s Make Games End of Year Party, why not reflect on the year that was at the all you can eat, drink and play ‘Indie Day’ extravaganza organised by the folks at GameCloud and GameCity.

What: GameCity Indie Day
When: 7th December, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth
Entry: $25
RSVP: Facebook.

As this event is an ode to the Perth gaming industry, there will be a range of games to try your hand at, including some of the latest Perth-made titles. Some local developers already on the gaming guest list are Stirfire Studios, SK Games, Titanium Studios, Gnomic Studios, Black Lab Games and Sky Breaker Games.

For all the latest details on the delicious food and gaming goodness check out the official Facebook event.

Reminder: Cupcakes! Donuts! This Sunday!


Remember a few weeks ago when we mentioned cupcakes and donuts? There was also mentioned a significant networking event for Perth game creators, as the Let’s Make Games End of Year Party, but you’d be forgiven if all you took away from that announcement is cupcakes and donuts.

The End of Year party is this Sunday, at the Universal Bar & Cafe.

What: Cupcake & Donut End of Year Party
When: 1st December, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Terrace Bar (upstairs), Universal Bar & Cafe, 221 William Street, Northbridge
Entry: Free! (18+ only)
RSVP: Facebook! or comments below.

Also, the folks from SK Games will be bringing up their latest machine to play. Desserts, drinks and arcade games! What more could you possibly want for a Sunday afternoon?


Square Off released on iOS and Android


Gnomic Studio’s Square Off has been released overnight on both the iOS and Android app stores, with a free iOS version also available. These mobile versions now join the game’s Ouya, Windows Phone and XBox 360 releases.
For more details about the flyer-shooter arcade game, you can visit the Gnomic Studios’ newly updated website.

Freedom Fall successfully Greenlit

FreedomFallLogoGraphicWASA award winning game, Freedom Fall, has been accepted in the recent slate of games through Steam’s Greenlight process. From Garth, Director at Stirfire Studios:

“…on the 13th of November, Stirfire received our official email from Steam letting us know we have been Greenlit.  This has been a lengthy and at sometimes uncertain process, but we are overjoyed to find Freedom Fall is through and we will be working heavily to bring the game to you on Steam.”

Congratulations to the Stirfire team, we’re looking forward to seeing Freedom Fall on the Steam store!

International game designers coming to Perth Writer’s Festival


The Perth International Arts Festival announced earlier this week that a host of international game designers and writers will be speaking in February as part of the Perth Writer’s Festival The Game Changers event.

International guests include Ubisoft writer Kevin Shortt (Watch_Dogs), designer and writer Steve Gaynor (Gone Home, BioShock Infinite), developer and writer Dan Pinchbeck (Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture) and Jill Murray (Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and IV: Black Flag), and are joined by Australian guests Guy Gadney (The Suspect), Dan Golding (Game On) and Bajo & Hex from ABC’s Good Game television show.

Ticket to the panel sessions are available via the Perth Festival website, or via their Box Office on (08) 6488 5555.

Save the Date: Cupcakes & Donuts!


Save the date: Sunday, 1st December is the Let’s Make Games end of year party! We’re returning to the Universal Bar, and this time we’re bringing a bagful of cupcakes and donuts as a celebration of the WA-made games made in 2013.

What: Cupcake & Donut End of Year Party
When: 1st December, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Terrace Bar (upstairs), Universal Bar & Cafe, 221 William Street, Northbridge
Entry: Free! (18+ only)
RSVP: Facebook! or comments below.

Our end of year party is becoming a tradition in the game-making community of Perth, and is the perfect opportunity to reflect on a year of making games, playing games and talking about games. Bring your prototypes, watch some eSports on the TV, relax with the chiptunes and good company, and we’ll see you there!

Please note that the Universal Bar is a licensed venue, and as such the event is restricted to 18+ attendees only. Image courtesy of Evan-Amos.