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Welcome New Committee Members

Let’s Make Games has worked to support the West Australian game development community for the last seven years. In this time the hard-working Nick Lowe, Minh Tran and Richard Kong have been behind the scenes keeping it all going, but last month they officially stepped down from their positions on the committee. So let us introduce you to the new faces of Let’s Make Games, and take some time to reflect on the cool folks who came before.

First up, we would like to welcome the new members of Let’s Make Game’s Committee, who will be working to ensure the organisation continues to support game-makers across WA and showcase their work to the wider community.

Say hello to…

New Committee Members (from left to right): Jon, John, Wes, Kitty, Brendan, Brad & Jess

New Members (from left to right): Jon, John, Wes, Kitty, Brendan, Brad & Jess

  • John Parker, Chair
  • Kitty Byrne, Vice Chair
  • Brendan Ragan, Treasurer
  • Brad Power, Secretary
  • Wesley Lamont, Ordinary Committee Member
  • Jess Watson, Ordinary Committee Member & General Operations Team
  • Jon Hayward, Ordinary Committee Member & General Operations Team

 

BONUS NEWS…

The new committee has already jumped into things head-on, with members Brendan Ragan and Jon Hayward representing Let’s Make Games in the Environment and Communications References Committee, Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia’s video game development industry. Former Chair Nick Lowe had contributed in the previous call for submissions on behalf of LMG, and the new members stepped up to continue the discussion. The full transcript of the proceedings for WA and Sydney is now available for download here. (Note: Submission were also made by WA developers Black Lab Games and Stirfire Studios). 

 

Thank you to…

We at Let’s Make Games would like to take this opportunity to thank the exiting members of the committee; Nick, Minh and Rich for all their work with the organisation over the years. LMG began back in 2009, with Nick and Minh starting it all. Rich joined the following year, and they have continued behind the scenes as LMG’s committee since it became an Incorporation in 2011. So we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU, to Nick, Rich and Minh for all their support of the local game scene! Your commitment and care has played a significant role in shaping the great community we have here in WA.

Although they are stepping back from their work with the organisation, the exiting members will still of course be involved in making games and playing with new tech; so if you do see them around, be sure to tell them that they are awesome.

If you would like to find out more about Let’s Make Games and our history, you can check it our back story here~

Announcing the 2014 Perth Games Festival!

logo_white_bg-500pxIt is with great excitement that I would like to announce the Perth Games Festival 2014 by Let’s Make Games!

The Perth Games Festival is a free-to-attend celebration of playing and making games. The day will be full of demonstrations, talks and panels, and a massive hall full of locally made computer games, tabletop games, mobile games and virtual reality experiences.

What: Perth Games Festival 2014
When: Saturday 11th October, 10:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Perth Town Hall
Cost: Free!
Facebook: Here.

Keep an eye out for the Festival website launching in the next few days, as well as further information, thank you notes to our partners and sponsors, and details on the Festival’s Achievement Badge Quest.

If you are a WA-based developer that is interested in showing your games at the Festival, you can find the sign-up form here.
If you are interested in partnering with the Perth Games Festival to support the local game-making community, you can download the sponsor prospectus here.

Photos from BBQ 2012

LMG BBQ 2012:

Thanks to everyone for coming down to our BBQ.  It was quite nice to catch up with a lot of old friends as well as meeting a whole bunch of new people.  We had a bit of trouble securing a gazebo this time around as it was quite crowded but we’ll strive to put down the LMG flag earlier next time.  Here’s a couple of photos from the event and we hope to see you again sometime soon at our next events!  Stay tuned for more info.

 

Related News:

We’ve changed our Facebook page so now everyone can post to our wall! Feel free to discuss upcoming events, post photos and video from previous events or just talk about games.

 

 

BBQ for Perth game developers

Oh my gosh, Let’s Make Games are having a barbecue and you’re invited!

It’s summer time and that means spending time near the cool river, throwing a frisbee, kicking the footy, and chowing down on some snaggers. You know, if that’s your thing. Alternatively, you could hang out in a gazebo and chew the fat with local game developers. I’m sure that there will be people interested in a bit of both!

Much like last year’s Sundowner, this year’s summer event is an outdoors get-together. Students and anyone curious about games in Perth are welcome!

Here are the details:

  • Time/Date: 4pm-8pm, Sunday 27 February 2011
  • Location: BBQ area at Matilda Bay (meet at the Gazebo)
  • Schedule: 3pm setup, drinks and food from 4pm!
  • Food/Drink: BYO or buy our $1 soft drinks and $2 hot dogs
  • Activities: BYO picnic mat, footie, frisbee, etc.
  • RSVP: In comments or on the Facebook event page.

Here’s a handy Google Map (click the markers for more information):


View BBQs at Matilda Bay in a larger map

And here’s a time-lapse from last year’s event to get you excited!:

Let’sMakeGames.org Sundowner from Deceptikong on Vimeo.

(Image credit: BBQ with Steak Tips by bucklava)