Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Eufloria HD released on PS Vita

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Titanium Studios have let us know that their port of the indie hit, Eufloria HD, has been released on the PS Vita store just in time for the holidays.

You can find the game on the Playstation Store here, and a blog post from the game’s designer Rudolf Kremers here.

 

All the details on the Perth International Arts Festival Video Game Events

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Last month we reported that the Perth International Art’s Festival will see game designers and writers from around the world visit our shores for The Game Changers series. Now the full program for the event has been released, detailing the delightful discussions one can expect. Unfortunately it has also been announced that Kevin Shortt (Watch_Dogs) will no longer be attending, but all is not lost! Instead we will be visited by writer, designer and creative director Clint Hocking (FarCry 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory)!

The Game Changers Program


In addition to delving into games writing, the festival will also be exploring the depths of game music with Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Symphony for Perth. The concert will feature the West Australian Symphony Orchestra,  conducted by the outstanding and innovative Carolyn Kuan (USA). The first half of the concert is set to feature the live performance of some epic game soundtracks, while the second half brings us music made with the sounds of Perth – the work of MIT’s Media Lab composer and professor Tod Machover (whose students were behind the creation of Guitar Hero!)

Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea Program

  1. Edmonson and Rizzo “Nate’s Theme” (Uncharted 2 & 3)
  2. Edmonson, Ali and Bajakian “Atlantis of the Sands” (Uncharted 3)
  3. McConnell “Grim Fandango : Suite” World Premiere
  4. Schyman “Bioshock 1,2 & Infinite : Suite” World Premiere
  5. Wintory “Woven Variations” (Journey Cello Suite)

The Perth International Art’s Festival will be running 7 February – 1 March. The Game Changers series will be held on Saturday 22nd of February at the UWA Octagon Theatre, with tickets still available through the Perth Festival site. The Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea concert will be taking place  March 1st at Perth Concert Hall, with tickets now available through Ticketek.

Reminder: Pop Up Arcade on this Weekend!

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For those keen to get their local games fix before the end of the year, here is a last minute reminder that the Film & Television Institute of WA will be hosting a Pop-Up Arcade at the Perth Cultural Centre this weekend. Whether you’re looking to entertain the tykes now that the school holidays have unleashed them, or you just want to try out some fun games on the big screen, the Pop-Up Arcade is surely the place to be.

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

The official list of Perth games set to be on show has also released, so you can get ready for the gaming goodness of:

For more details check out the official FTI announcement, dino flyer, or head on over to the Facebook event page.

Welcome to our web writer, Jess!

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You may have noticed some sterling new blogposts popping up recently on the LMG blog – all thanks to our brand new web writer, Jess!

In her short amount of time in our community, Jess has already proven to be one of the friendliest and motivated game developers you’ll meet. In her position as web writer, Jess will relay all of the most up-to-date event news, achievements and opportunities for the WA game making community right here on the blog.

If you have any press kits on events, game releases or happenings around WA that you think Let’s Make Games should cover, you can contact the web team at

Perth Global Game Jam open for registrations

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Let’s Make Games will once again be hosting the Perth site for Global Game Jam 2014, and registrations are now open. The Global Game Jam is a 48 hour game-making competition held across the world, and this next jam is expected to have over 17,000 participants globally.

The 2014 Global Game Jam is again returning to ECU, Mt Lawley, and this year with the help of the School of Computer and Security Science and the Computer and Security Students Association, we’ll be hosted in the luxuries of Building 14 with full internet access, a canteen, and a break-room for those essential 4am naps.

What: Global Game Jam 2014When: Friday, 24th January 6pm – Sunday, 26th January 6pm
Where: Edith Cowan University, Building 14, Rooms ML14.114-116
Cost: Free
Registrations: Here!

The Perth Global Game Jam is open to all game developers and students, and is a great event to make teams and work in a concentrated gamedev environment over the course of a weekend. Our site registration will be capped to 80 participants, so register early so you don’t miss out.

A huge thank you to our venue sponsors SCSS (ECU) and CASSA for their help with securing a venue and jamming facilities.CASSSA_Logo_Full

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