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Scitech Hosts The Dark Room 2.0

The Dark Room 2.0

There’s nothing quite like a hilarious evening spent with a maniacal floating head ushering you on a journey to certain doom. That’s right, Perth’s own John Robertson has returned and he is bringing the world’s only live-action videogame back with him as The Dark Room 2.0 descends upon Scitech for one night only.

After 4,000,000 YouTube hits and sell-out shows in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, THE DARK ROOM returns to Perth for just ONE SHOW in 2015.  Using the Planetarium’s colossal screen, The Dark Room is an interactive comedy event like no other – can YOU escape?

Revamped, revised and rewired for 2015, “if you’re the sort of person who enjoys innovative, interactive, nerdy comedy, you go to see The Dark Room…has become the cult hit of Fringe 2015” – Broadway World.

What: The Dark Room 2.0
Where: Scitech Planetarium, 98 Railway Street, Perth
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015. 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Tickets: $30 via Eventbrite

Extra Notes: This event is suitable for 15 years and older, but all children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. There is a cash bar at the venue and valid ID will be required to purchase alcoholic items from the bar.

For more information, head on over to Scitech’s official event page.

 

Playup Perth: Support WA Games Edition

Play Up PerthPhotograph of Senator Scott Ludlam

This week the good folks at FTI have put together a special edition of Playup Perth. Get ready to grab a drink, meet local devs and play a ton of great games, both prerelease titles and games out now. But that’s not all, the evening will also have a very special guest, Senator Scott Ludlam, plus discussions and presentations from local devs on their experiences making games in WA.

What: Playup Perth: Support WA Games Edition
When: 6pm until late, Saturday 10 October, 2015
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: $7 (FTI Members)/$10 (regular)

Extra Notes: This is an 18+ Event.

Featured Games

Prelaunch Previews

For more information on this special edition of Playup Perth, head on over to their event information page. Alternatively, head straight over to the eventbrite page and book your tickets now!

Co-Op Collaborative Game Dev Evenings

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Are you a student or developer looking for a free space where you can work on projects? Do you want to work alongside other game-makers to stay motivated and learn some new things? Then perhaps it’s time for some Co-Op! Hosted by Murdoch University, Co-Op is a collaborative game development evening about making great games and helping each other learn new skills.

What: Co-Op #9
When: 4pm* Wednesday September 30th
Where: Murdoch University, Education & Humanities Bldg, Room 2.042
Cost: Free!
RSVP: via Facebook Event Page

[Co-Op]’s a great environment to work on an existing project, to jam on a new idea (we generally use themes from onegameamonth.com), or bring something in for playtesting. In any case, it’s a welcoming, friendly, and busy environment (Unity5, UE4, GameMaker, Construct, and Photoshop available in the lab) – perfect to feel like you’re in good company while you make amazing games!

*As this week (Wed 30th) is study-break for University students, Co-Op will be starting earlier than normal (4pm) and aiming for a fun night filled with game development, pizza, and a little celebratory game-playing. Following Co-Op events will take place at the later time of 6pm.

For more information on Co-Op or to stay up to date with their news and events, head on over to their Facebook Group. All are welcome, regardless of how experienced you are!

October Dates for Level One Co-working Space

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REMINDER: Level One is now at a new venue!

Co-working Dates for October:

This is FTI’s series of bi-weekly pop-up co-working days.

The space is open from 9:30 to 5:00 every second Thursday, and you are welcome to come for the whole day or just part of the day. WIFI, coffee and tea will be provided, and please bring some snacks to share. We also have 10 iMacs available if you don’t want to bring a laptop, as well as white boards and big flat screen tv.

Time: 9.30am-5pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Game Foundry: Play-test night for locally made Tabletop Games

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Play testing is good for game developers, and playing boardgames is fun for gamers, non-gamers and developers alike. So on that note, why not head to the weekly playtest night for locally made tabletop games that is Game Foundry?

What: Game Foundry Tabletop Testing Night
When: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday September 10, 2015
Where: Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege St, Cannington
Tickets: Free!

There will be a range of WA-made tabletop prototypes to test, plus some already published Australian titles to try out. Thursdays nights with Game Foundry are also open board gaming nights, so you can also join in regular games as well.

WA DESIGNED PROTOTYPES:

  • Bloc – Eeshwar’s political strategy game (2 players)
  • Tricky Pirates – Andrew’s tricktaking pirate game (2-4? players)
  • Country Trains – Andrew’s Tile placement train delivery game (2-4? players)
  • Rogue Blitz – RAEZ arcade shooter boardgame (1-4 players)
  • Brainzzz – RAEZ zombie olympics (2-6 players)

AUSTRALIAN PUBLISHED GAMES:

  • Rise To Power – Rule & Makes City building card game (2-6player)
  • El Luchador – Senyac Games – Mexical Wrestling card game (2-4 players)
  • COGZ – RAEZ Steam Punk, Mad Science puzzle game (2-6 players)

If you’re keen to test some local games, chat with developers and play a pile of boardgames, head on over to the Game Foundry facebook page.

Free Sound Production Course for Digital Creatives & High School Students

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It is not uncommon for indie developers to take on multiple creative roles in order to complete games on a small budget. Yet despite our penchant for multitasking, the audio aspect of game development can still come across as quite daunting. Cue Make a Noise! – an 8-week course on sound production for creatives from various backgrounds, including game developers, to come along and level up their audio production skills.

Make a Noise! is a free course presented by the City of Perth’s Northbridge Piazza that provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design within the industry-leading software for live sound and music performance – Ableton Live. The course will be led by Perth Composer, Sound Designer and Ableton Live Certified Trainer, Josh Hogan, who brings a wealth of knowledge having composed for film and games, live theatre, and dance. 

What: Make a Noise! [8-week Sound Production Course]
When: Wednesdays, from Oct 14 –  Dec 2, 2015
Where: Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James and Lake Streets, Perth, Australia 6003
To Apply: Click here to fill in an application!

While this is a free course, places are limited. There are 30 spots in total, but 15 are reserved exclusively for High School age students. The course culminates in a Final Feature Performance, and there will also be awards for most improved students across the course (with the grand prize of a copy of the Ableton Live 9 Standard software)!

For more information, including course schedule and requirements, head on over to the Make a Noise! facebook event.

Melbourne International Games Week: Featuring UNITE, GCAP and PAX

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[UPDATE: A 10% Discount is available for the LMG and IGDA communities on GCAP tickets and bundles. Just send us an email to get the code!]

For some time now the end of October has marked the annual migration of the game developers; game-makers from across the country (and world) converge upon the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to partake in development discussions, networking and celebrations.

So iconic is this time that the Victorian State Government has officially declared it to be the Melbourne International Games Week! The official program for the inaugural Games Week was announced recently by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, and today the ticket prices have been revealed. It’s time to book your tickets, prep your games, and get ready for some great game-dev times!

UNITE MELBOURNE

The UNITE Conference is a one day intensive event that brings Unity engineers and game designers together to discuss the features and services in Unity 5, and find out how you can make the most of them.

What: Unity Conference
When: October 26, 2015
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Tickets: Early Bird $85.55, Students $57.37 via Eventbrite.
Group Discounts also available!

Ticket Bundles

⇒ GAME CONNECT ASIA PACIFIC

The Game Connect Asia Pacific Conference is an industry event that includes two days full of talks, panels, workshops and networking fun.

What: Game Connect Asia Pacific 2015
When: October 27 – 28, 2015
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Tickets: Early Bird $302.50, Students $192.50 via GCAP Website

Ticket Bundles

⇒ PAX AUSTRALIA

And finally, PAX AUS is a gaming culture and community convention that acts to round up an excellent week in gaming.

What: PAX AUS 2015
When: October 30 – November 1, 2015
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Tickets: 1-Day $60, 3-Day Badge $150 via the PAX Website

Ticket Bundles

 

There are also a number of other events on as part of the Melbourne International Games Week, including the STEM Video Games Challenge Awards, MegaDev 3, and the Education in Games Summit. For more information, simply head on over to the Official Games Week Website!

 

September Dates for Level One Co-working Space (Plus New Venue!)

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UPDATE: Level One is now at a new venue!

Co-working Dates for September:

This is FTI’s series of bi-weekly pop-up co-working days.

The space is open from 9:30 to 5:00 every second Thursday, and you are welcome to come for the whole day or just part of the day. WIFI, coffee and tea will be provided, and please bring some snacks to share. We also have 10 iMacs available if you don’t want to bring a laptop, as well as white boards and big flat screen tv.

Time: 9.30am-5pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Get your Game in Playup Perth #8

Play Up Perth

It’s not long until the next Playup Perth, where game developers and gamers get together to playtest the latest Perth games-in-progress. If you are a local game developer, there’s still time to get your game on the list of titles to be tested.

What: Playup Perth #8
When:
September 12, 2015
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Carpe Coffee, 526 Murray Street
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

Extra Info: This is an all ages event, but kids aged 12 and under need to be accompanied by a guardian.

To find out more about the games already set to feature at event #8, or for more info on Playup Perth, head on over to their official website.

Cinéfest Panel: Improving the Engagement of Women in the Screen Industry

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The CinéfestOz Film Festival is will be hitting Busselton later this month, and one the events taking place is a panel on the topic of Women in the screen industry. This discussion, hosted by Women in Film, Television & Interactive WA is all about “How can we improve the engagement of women in the screen industry?

What: WiFTI WA Cinéfest Panel

When: Thursday 27th August, 2015
Time: 5pm – 5.30pm
Where: Busselton. Venue TBC
Cost: Free!

Extra Info: Don’t forget to stick around for social drinks afterwards~

Keep an eye on the Cinéfest event page for details on the Venue; and don’t forget to peruse the rest of the site for all the news on festival events.