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

Level One Co-working Space Logo

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

November Dates for Level One Coworking Space

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REMINDER: Level One is now at a new venue!

Co-working Dates for November (updated):

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

Until the end of the year, the Level One space will be open from 9:30 to 5:30 every 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.

Time: 9.30am-5.30pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

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!

October Dates for Level One Co-working Space

Level One Co-working Space Logo

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

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

Level One Co-working Space Logo

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.

Next Level One Co-Working Space

Level One Co-working Space Logo
Next Date for August:

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: FTI Training Lab, Level 1, State Library of WA Building
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Free Storytelling Workshop: The Hero’s Journey

The Heroes Journey Diagram

In stories told across the world (be they in games, books, on screen or otherwise) there are iconic elements that appear time and time again. The reluctant hero, the wise guide, the trials of an adventure and the triumphant return; these are all part of The Hero’s Journey, a common structure for tales of adventures, from Star Wars to Assassin’s Creed, Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda.

FTI, together with the International Screen Academy, are offering a free 3-hour workshop on The Hero’s Journey for game designers, animators, film-makers and other creatives. Presented by screenwriter, director and producer Simon David Hunter, this accelerated intro course aims to provide insight on creating engaging plots and characters, while avoiding cliches.

What: The Hero’s Journey – Free Open Workshop
When: Thurs, 6 August. 6pm-9pm
Where: Theatre, State Library of WA, 25 Francis St Perth
Tickets: Free! RSVP required via Eventbrite

For more information on this workshop, head on over to the Eventbrite event page, or the FTI website (Please note: Event is now being held in the State Library Theatre, not the Training Lab).

Reminder: Level One Co-working & Oompf! Games Funding Pitch Night

This post is just a quick reminder of the cool things on today thanks to the folks at FTI, namely the fortnightly free co-working games space, followed by a pitch night for keen funding applicants.

Level One Co-working Space Logo

First up, it is once again time for the co-working goodness of the Level One space. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your team, be inspired by other industrious devs, and work on your pitches/applications for the Oompf games fund (more on that in a moment)!

What: Level One Co-working Space
When:
 Today! 23 July, 2015
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Where: FTI Training Lab, Level 1, State Library of WA Building

Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required.
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Oompf! Games LogoThen following of from the creative co-working times, tonight is also Pitch Night for the Oompf! Games funding! While attendance is not a requirement of the funding application, this event does gives you the opportunity to practice your pitch in front of an expert panel. There even a prizes for the evening’s best pitch!

What: Oompf! Games Pitch Night
When:
Tonight! 23 July, 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Where: FTI Training Lab, Level 1, State Library of WA Building

Cost: Registration is free for pitchers, and $10 for spectators (ticket includes 1 free drink at the bar)
Tickets: via Eventbrite

FTI Announces New Funding Opportunity for West Australian Game Projects

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The games industry in Perth continues to strengthen and grow, and new opportunities for collaboration, investment, and development are rising up. The fine folk at FTI’s Game and Interactive Program, known for such contributions to the games community as Playup Perth and Level One, are keen to keep the ball rolling on this. Following on from last year’s Games Industry Scoping Survey, FTI identified the need for more funding opportunities for local games projects; with this in mind they have just announced Oompf! Games, a one-off members production fund to the value of $10,000!

OOMPF! Games is competitive grant scheme that provides financial assistance for FTI members in the games industry to help them take their game to market with funding of up to $10,000.

Eligible games can include video games, console games, mobile games, online games, augmented and virtual reality games and pervasive, mixed/cross platform or other forms experimental games, as long as the production contains a digital component.

Projects that receive funding from the Oomf! Games program will need to be completed within 6 – 10 months from the approval date. To be eligible for funding, studios or individual developers must be West Australian, and at least one person from the studio must be an FTI Member. Projects that focus on diverse and inclusive content are of particular interest to FTI; games that focus on WA content, are created (or co-created) by Indigenous people, women or other underrepresented group, and/or tell their stories, are especially encouraged.

The key dates outlined for the program are as follows:

  • Public Pitch Night – 23 July 2015
  • Applications Close – 7 August 2015
  • Panel Assessment – August
  • Contracting – September 2015
  • Project Delivery – February 2016 (unless otherwise agreed upon)

For more information, check out the FTI Announcement Page and Funding Guidelines. For all queries, please contact the Games and Interactive Program Director, Kate Raynes-Goldie via or (08) 9431-6709.