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iParty 2.0 photos

iParty 2.0 was a great success with around 100 people attending!

Thanks to everyone who attended (you make organising these events worthwhile), our volunteers (Stewart, Brett, Alex, Saxon, Steve, Nigel, John, Sam, Simon, Anthony), and our sponsors (Different Methods, the Innovation Centre, Subversive Games, Rockethands, Black Lab Games, and Reveries Virtual World):

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Special thanks also to all companies that contributed to the showreel (apologies to Binary Space for not getting their “Class 3 Outbreak” teaser in) and to Game Pride for bringing along some laptops to demonstrate their latest game “Boo!”. Thanks also to Ben, who took most of the photos.

Here are some photos from the night in chronological order:

2 days to go!

iParty 2.0 is in just two days time (Friday, 27 November) and everything is coming together: Paul is compiling the video showreel; Minh is taking care of food, drinks, and pretty much everything else; We have a bunch of people helping out on the night and I’m bringing the volunteers’ t-shirts – fashionably modelled here:

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We’re planning for around 100 people (based on 44 confirmed attendees on Facebook and around 30 RSVPs via email or the contact page; we usually get around 50% more people than RSVPs), and we will have food and drink to accommodate. If you know game developers, related industry professionals, or game development students who aren’t attending – please spread the word and ask them to come along!

That said, it’s always better to have better numbers. So if you haven’t yet RSVP’d, but expect to attend (I’m looking at you James and Cameron), please RSVP ASAP!

Are you ready for iParty 2.0?

iParty 2.0, the end-of-year party for the Perth game development community, is on this Friday (27 November), so make sure that you are free from 6pm-9pm!

The response to our call for volunteers has been huge, so a big thank you to everyone who replied. All required positions have been filled in record time!

We’ve been asked a few times about whether people will be able to demonstrate games at the event. We will have a few “demo tables” setup with powerboards. Also please plan to arrive a little early (5:30pm) if you are bringing something to demo and make sure that you have all required equipment (laptop, cables, speakers, game controllers etc.)

We’ve extended our showreel deadline to 5pm Tuesday. It’s easiest if you just upload your video to an online host (such as YouTube) and send us a link. Remember that videos are to be no longer than 1 minute (unless you are a sponsor) and you can only submit one per company and product.

That’s all for now, but be sure to check back throughout the week (or subscribe to our RSS feed) for more details on the event (including easy-to-follow directions to the venue).

See you on Friday!

iParty 2.0 volunteers needed!

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iParty 2.0, the end-of-year party for Perth game developers, is next Friday evening (27 November) and it’s going to be so huge… that we’re looking for volunteers to help ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible!

We’re looking for 4-8 volunteers to help:

  • Welcome and greet attendees
  • Help people with demo machines to get setup
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Usher attendees to the function room (when things get going)
  • Help out in the kitchen and with drinks
  • Make cleaning less of a chore when it’s all over!

If you would like to volunteer, just let us know (via the email – see image above – or the contact page) and we’ll let you know when to turn up on the night (possibly earlier depending on what they are going to be helping with). When you arrive, introduce yourself to someone with an organiser name-tag and we’ll let you know how you can help! πŸ˜€

As an added bonus, if you volunteer by this weekend (Saturday 21 November) – you can get an strictly limited edition iParty 2.0 volunteer t-shirt!

We’d like to thank…

We’re such big fans of our iParty 2.0 sponsors that we sleep with the following image under our collective pillow:

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iParty 2.0 wouldn’t be possible without the kind support of our sponsors. When we put the call out a few weeks ago, we didn’t know what sort of response to expect. We’re incredibly appreciative and humbled by the level of sponsorship offered by the following local organisations, companies, and individuals:

  • Different Methods: Apparently Simon is not content with just organising local and global Game Jams, hosting and maintaining Planet PIGMI, and undertaking some of the most amazing games-related work in Perth. He’s also come on as our biggest sponsor, making us feel all warm and fuzzy with his support.
  • Innovation Centre: Always keen to lend a hand to local industry groups (such as ours!) the Innovation Centre kindly offered the use of their fantastic professional events venue. Our drinks will be kept cool in their fridges and our work will be displayed on their projector and plasma screen. It’s great!
  • Subversive Games: Subversive creates training games and advergames for the rapidly expanding serious games market. One of a handful of larger professional games companies with a studio in Perth, Subversive Games continues to show it’s strong support for the local scene.
  • Rockethands: If the group shot on their website is anything to go by, Rockethands are the coolest game developers in Perth… ever. You can tell that they keep it real, and evidently put their money where their mouths are. We know that money can be hard to come by for indie developers and it means a lot to us that you guys have sent some our way!
  • Black Lab Games: The latest game development initiative by one of Perth’s veteran game developers (Paul started his first games company back in 1992!) Paul has an infectious passion for games and independent development, which he shares with others as a founding committee member of IGDA Perth Chapter.
  • Reveries Virtual World: Avril is obviously a real trend-setter, jumping right in as our first financial sponsor. Reveries has all of us at Let’s Make Games very excited with anticipation. Thanks for being so forthcoming in supporting our community events Avril!

With all this support iParty 2.0 is shaping up to be the best night of the year for local game developers. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, please do so using the contact page or by registering for the event on Facebook. It’s a free event with food and drinks provided (thanks to our awesome sponsors!).

See you all in just over 2 weeks!

iParty 2.0

Update: It was a great event! Click here for photos.

Let’s Make Games and IGDA Perth Chapter are proud to present iParty 2.0, the greatest ever end-of-year party for the Perth game development scene!

2009 has been an amazing year for the Perth game development community – with many local game releases, community events, and a number of new companies starting up. The end-of-year party is all about celebrating and showcasing these achievements in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

Details:

  • Title: iParty 2.0
  • Time/Date: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday, November 27, 2009
  • Location: Innovation Centre, Enterprise Unit 3, Technology Park, Bentley
  • Description: Meet local game developers, check out the latest releases, and just have a good time. Food and drinks are on us.
  • RSVP by November 20 for catering and registration purposes.

Here’s the preliminary event flier (click for larger version):

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As you can see a few areas are blank and we need your help to fill them in! If you are a local game developer who intends to submit a video for the showreel, please send us some screenshots and a company logo by November 6. Your final showreel videos will be required by November 20.

Showreel video submissions are limited to one 60 second video (720p resolution preferred) per company or product. So a company with two products released or under development in 2009 can submit a total of three videos (one for the company and one per product). If you already have a suitable video online, just send us a link to it!

If you are interesting in sponsoring the event, please contact us for more information as we have many options available (from contributing to food and drink costs to providing raffle prizes). Sponsorship is a great way to get your name out in front of local developers – or just to show your appreciation for the local scene!

We’ll release the final print-ready version of the flyer (with game screens and sponsor logos) on November 10.

For now, here are some important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Friday 6 November 2009: Final flyer image deadline (for sponsors and showreel screenshots).
  • Friday 20 November 2009: RSVP deadline (for catering and registration purposes). Showreel video submissions deadline.
  • Friday 27 November 2009: iParty 2.0!

Also be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed (or check back regularly) for more information on the event. Feel free to ask any general questions in the comments section and we will try to answer them ASAP!

Help spread the word online; This will be the biggest party of the year for the Perth game development scene and we want to see you all there!

Update: Oh, I almost forgot to extend a HUGE thanks to the Innovation Centre who are our venue sponsors for the event. We wouldn’t have such a fantastic environment (or as much money available for food and drink) without their generous support!