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Level One Free Coworking Space: March Dates

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Each week FTI run a free co-working day just for game developers known as Level One. Grab your laptop and head down to SK Games for some free Wifi, table space and excellent company. You can book for the whole day or just half, but either way it is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow developers and get in the game-making mindset.

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Co-working Dates for March, 2016

[Full list for the year available here]

  • Thursday, 3 March 2016
  • Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Thursday, 17 March 2016
  • Thursday, 24 March 2016
  • Thursday, 31 March 2016

Level One Launch: Game Dev Coworking Space Now Open Full-time

Level One Coworking Space

The Level One free game dev coworking day is on again tomorrow, but did you know that they are now officially open for coworking full-time? If you’re interested in checking out the new setup, FTI and SK Games will be hosting a launch reception next month complete with tours and drinks. Here’s a peek at the details from their official press release:

After a successful twice-month pop up co-working event that launched in April 2015, FTI has partnered with local game studio and events company SK to turn LEVEL ONE into a permanent co-working space. LEVEL ONE is co-located in SK’s West Perth Studio at 167 Fitzgerald Street and is open Monday to Friday 9:30-5pm, with 24/7 access available.

Introductory pricing starts at just $10 a day for hot desks and $65 a week for permanent desks.

What: Level One Launch 
When: 5pm – 7pm*, Thursday 3 March, 2016
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: Free! RSVP via Eventbrite

*Free tours will also be available during the day, from 10:00am until 4:00pm (no RSVP required for tours)

For more details, head on over to the Level One announcement page.

Playup Perth: Global Game Jam Edition

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Making games can be a long process, but did you know it’s possible to make a game in just days? Last month game developers around the world took part in Global Game Jam, an intense event where you have just one weekend to make a themed game. This year more than 20 local games were made across two sites; Now thanks to FTI and SK Games, you can check them out at a special edition of Playup Perth!

What: Playup Perth Global Game Jam Special Edition
When: 7pm – late, Friday 26 February, 2016
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

If you want to find out more about this special edition of Playup Perth, simply join the Facebook event or head on over to their website. Tickets are also available for this and future playtesting events right now via Eventbrite.

BONUS ROUND:

Curious about the creative chaos that was Global Game Jam 2016? Check out this special report by the folks over at Gamecloud who joined in on the fun.

Global Game Jam 16: Report by GameCloud

Game Foundry: Tabletop Testing Night

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Are you a game-maker with a tabletop title you would like to test? Or are you a player of games interested in trying out intriguing works-in-progress and getting a look behind the scenes of game development? well you’re in luck because the next playtest night for Game Foundry, a tabletop-focussed testing event, is coming up.

What: Game Foundry Tabletop Testing Night XXV
When: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday February 11, 2016
Where: Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege St, Cannington
Tickets: Free!

So if you want your game on the list, or you’re ready to try your skills at yet-to-be-released tabletop titles, head on over to the Testing Night XXV event page. You can also check out the Game Foundry Facebook group, to get regular invites to the play test events.

Level One Free Coworking Space: February Dates

Level One Co-working Space Logo

Each week FTI run a free co-working day just for game developers known as Level One. Grab your laptop and head down to SK Games for some free Wifi, table space and excellent company. You can book for the whole day or just half, but either way it is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow developers and get in the game-making mindset.

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Co-working Dates for February, 2016

[Full list for the year available here]

  • Thursday, 4 February 2016
  • Thursday, 11 February 2016
  • Thursday, 18 February 2016
  • Thursday, 25 February 2016

Fringe Festival features Fart Surfer

A Cartoon Surfer and the 1984 Games Logo

Some games are emotional, some are thoughtful, others still are educational. However sometimes it’s just fun to play a game that’s downright silly. On that note Fart Surfer, the first game by local studio 1984 Games, will be rocketing onto the big screen at the Perth Cultural Centre as part of the Fringe World Festival.

It is the 21st Century, and Global Warming has caused a tidal wave that is destroying the Earth! A fart with the power of a rocket is the only thing that will save Bazza the Bogan Surfer from death by wipeout! Dodge dolphins, trees, dunnys and debris to stay on the wave; power up with baked beans, and play the game on the big screen – only at Fringe!

What: Fart Surfer on the Big Screen
When: 8.30pm -11.30pm, Saturday 30 January 2016
Where: Perth Cultural Centre, Corner of James ST & Lake Street, Northbridge
Tickets: Free!

For all the details on Fart Surfer, and other special events, head on over to the Fringe World Festival website.

Nekograms at the Internet Cat Video Fest

Text: Nekograms. Play the game at the Internet Cat Video Festival 2016.

This weekend Perth is readying for the second annual Internet Cat Video Festival, which is set to feature 65 minutes of internationally curated clips of cute cats. You can also look forward to performances, dress-ups and best of all, a kitty-focused local game.

Nekograms is a pleasant puzzle game in development by local studio Hungry Sky, which tasks you with helping an assortment of adorable cats get to sleep. If you missed the chance to get your paws on it at the Perth Games Festival, then this is the purrfect opportunity to playtest it! (sorry, we couldn’t resist)

What: Nekograms at the Internet Cat Video Festival
When: 5pm-8pm, Saturday 16 January 2016
Where: Northbridge Piazza, cnr Lake ST & James ST Northbridge
Tickets: Free!

You an head on over to the Internet Cat Video Festival Facebook page to stay up to date on all the details for the event. Nekograms are also on Facebook and Twitter, if you need a regular dose of cute cats to keep you going.

Global Game Jam – North and South Sites

Text: "Global Game Jam"

It’s that time of year again, when aspiring and seasoned developers alike come together for some extreme game-making. That’s right, it is time for the Global Game Jam (GGJ), and this year we have two sites lined up for Perth both North and South of the river!

Haven’t been to GGJ before? Want to know what it’s all about?
Here’s a quick overview from the Global Game Jam folks:

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental games.

It will be free to join in the fun at both Perth sites, but places are limited. So if you’re keen to get your game on, be sure to sign up to one of the following locations:

What: Global Game Jam (NORTH)

When: Starting 5pm January 29 – 31, 2016
Where: Edith Cown University (Mt Lawley Campus), 2 Bradford ST, Mount Lawley
Registrations: Join the Jam here!

What: Global Game Jam (SOUTH)

When: Starting 5pm January 29 – 31, 2016
Where: Murdoch University, 90 South ST, Murdoch
Registrations: Join the Jam here!

For more information, head straight to the North and South information pages. You can also stay in the loop with the latest Game Jam plans for Perth by jumping into the Perth GGJ Group on facebook.

 

Playup Perth #9 featuring SOON, Northanger Abbey & Ballad of Crater

Play Up Perth

The penultimate playtesting event that is Playup Perth is back again in 2016, and this next one is an all ages event! So get ready to go behind the scenes and check out some yet-to-be-released local games. Bonus News: The first four events for the year are already in the works, so if you’re super keen you can grab your tickets now for the January, March, May and July Playups!

What: Playup Perth #9
When:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Carpe Coffee (526 Murray Street)
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

The Games:

This is an All Ages event, however players aged 12 and under will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Also note that light snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the cafe. If you would like to find out more about the games on offer, head on over to the official Playup Perth page.

To register for Playup Perth #9, or any of the future events, simply visit their Eventbrite page.

SOON!, by Spiral Atlas Northanger Abbey: The Game!
Ballad Of Crater

 

Level One (free co-working day) is back!

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Level One, the free co-working day run by FTI, has returned in 2016 and is now set to run weekly! The event will once again be taking place at SK Games, which features free Wifi, table space and excellent company. You can book for the whole day or just half, but either way it is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow developers and get in the game-making mindset!

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Co-working Dates for January, 2016

[Full list for the year available here]

  • Thursday, 7 January 2016
  • Thursday, 14 January 2016
  • Thursday, 21 January 2016
  • Thursday, 28 January 2016