Remember when playing a multiplayer game meant gathering around either an arcade cabinet or your friend’s TV, and excitedly yelling at one another as you battled it out? If you have (or want to develop) a video game that thrives on this social experience, the folks at SK Games are offering you the opportunity to share it with people across Australia.
Over the course of two months, SK Games plans to visit four cities across the country to set up their arcade and showcase Australian-made games for free. The crew have 8 arcade cabinets in total, ranging from projector-based displays to cocktail-table style designs; these machines all run from a mid-range windows PC, and they want to use them to show off your games! From the simple and fun to the artistic and extravagant, SK want to help take your social gaming experience on the road.
What: SK Games Interstate Arcade Tour featuring your games
When: MELB (4-9 Nov), SYD (12-17 Nov), BRIS (21-26 Nov) & PERTH (5-12 Dec)
Where: Venues still to be confirmed
Cost: Free to showcase your games; Free to attend!
RSVP: Sign up by 10th of June; Submit by 12th of September, 2014
If you are interested in having your game travel across the country, head on over to the Interstate Arcade Developers page for the FAQs, Cabinet specs and other details.
Our very own Anthony (primarily of Rockethands fame) has started a campaign to promote locally developed iPhone games over the holiday period.
AussieAppSale.com will launch later this week, but the teaser is already up and it’s looking all Australian and awesome:
If you are Australian game developer with an iPhone title on the iPhone App Store, you’re invited to be part of the sale. More details are available in this post to the local PIGMI mailing list… which I’ve included below for convenience:
Hey guys! It’s Anthony from RocketHands here. I just wanted to let all of the iPhone developers on PIGMI know about AussieAppSale, a website I’m organising to help promote Australian made iPhone apps over the Christmas season.
It’s free to participate, all we need is:
* A high-res copy of your App’s icon and its link in the iTunes App Store (typically http://itunes.com/apps/appname),
* That over the promotion period (December 11 to January 2) your app will be on sale,
* And that you’ll help share the love and promote our campaign and fellow aussie developers whenever possible!
Placement on the site will be a first-in-best-dressed deal, so please make sure to get back to me as soon as you can! The deadline for the first round of submissions is Thursday 10th, though there will be subsequent additions throughout December if you don’t get back to us straight away.
If anyone is interested or has any questions, please let me know!
It’s great to see these sort of initiatives coming out of Perth. 😀