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Playup Perth: Support WA Games Edition

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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!

Get your Game in Playup Perth #8

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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.

Play Up Perth: After Dark #5

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It is time once again to go behind the scenes and check out some up-and-coming local games. Grab a drink, chat with developers, and play some new games and prototypes!

What: Playup Perth: After Dark #5
When: 
Friday 31st July, 2015
Time: 6pm till late
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald St, Northbridge
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

Extra Info: This event is 18+, so look forward to some cheap drinks and fun times.

There’s a whole bunch of games on offer this time around, the largest number for a Playup event so far in fact! So get ready to get your hands on Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, Time Chasers,  Robots Game, Rogue Blitz, Dwarven Topaz, Farter Surfer, Scavenge The Wastes, Ancient Guided Exploration, and Mr Nibbles Forever~

For more information head on over to the official Playup Perth page, or to register simply sign up over at Eventbrite.

Grand City: Live-Action Gangster Playtest

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We’ve all heard the saying, “The family that plays together, stays together”, but what if your family is a major player in the criminal underworld? Well, then playtime can get a little… intense.

Introducing Grand City, a live-action social game in which 20 players become a part of the sinister 1940’s underworld. Over the course of two hours you will find your place in one of three major crime families, and do your part to ensure they come out on top. The game’s developer, Handwritten Games, will be holding a special playtest event as part of Playup Perth, where you can get in early and act as their informant on the process.

What: Playup Perth #6: Grand City
When: Friday 29th May, 5:30pm – 9pm
Where: Carpe Coffee, 526 Murray Street Perth
Cost: $12 (FTI members) / $17 (regular) 
Tickets: Available via Eventbrite

Purchasing a ticket will not only give you access to the seedy underworld of Grand City, but also includes the supply of delicious pizza from the old country* to get you in the right mindset. Places are limited, so if you think you got the moxie for the job, head on over to the Eventbrite page now!

*Pizza may or may not be from the old country. Your mileage on authentic mafia pizza may vary. Gluten free & vegetarian options are available however.

 

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article (and sole news writer at LMG) is associated with the Handwritten Games studio, as part of a separate games project.

BrambleLash Demo Out Now

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There was once a time where two-player games involved heading out into the garden and running around with your best friend for a few hours. Times may be a’ changing, but you can still tap into the age old joys of sprinting through the grass, and working together to slice up slimey enemies. Wait, what? Introducing BrambleLash by local studio ByteSprite, a two-player game where your only defence is to stick together.

The twin-stick shooter with only one stick, no shooting, all co-ordination! BrambleLash is a multi-player party game about communication, co-operation and fightin’ grime. Leash up with your planty partner and run sludgy enemies through with your thorny tether, while simultaneously working together to avoid their noxious attacks. Play with your friends, play with your enemies, play with your frenemies!

The first demo for the game has just been released, so if you’re keen to tether up and be a thorn in the side of some sludgy foes, simply head on over to the BrambleLash indieDB page. The game will also feature at Playup Perth: After Dark #4 this week. Grab your self a ticket and you will be able to play the game and chat directly with the development team! Fun times for all!

Play Up Perth: After Dark #2

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PlayUp Perth is here once again, bringing you the latest in locally made games. This time hosted by the good folks of SK Games, this After Dark session gives you the opportunity to relax, enjoy a beer, and play some neat new games. As a bonus, there will also be two Oculus Rifts to try out! Granted, we do not know if it is better to use a Virtual Reality headset before or after imbibing alcohol, but what better time than this to beta test such a thing*.


What:
Playup Perth + SK Games: After Dark #2
When: 6pm til late, Friday 26 September, 2014
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald St, Northbridge
Tickets: $7 for FTI members, $10 regular admission.
RSVP: via Eventbrite (Please note this is an 18+ Event)
The games on show for this After Dark edition are:

  • Valiant (Occulus Rift), by Offpeak Games
    A medieval team deathmatch game, where you are tasked with riding your horse and wielding your lance in an attempt to send your enemies flying.
  • Defender of the Wood (iOS), by Daragh Robert Wickham
    Show off your skills with the ol’ bow and arrow to impress the King and prove that you have what it takes to defend the forests.
  • Into the Pie (tabletop) by Eeshwar Rajagopalan
    A card game for 4-6 players that tasks you with making pies, surviving the bureaucracy of the neighbourhood bake sale, and of course making some serious $dough$.
  • Astral (arcade), by SK Games
    The latest work by the arcade-building, good time-having guys at SK. You’ll have to come along to find out what it’s all about!

 

For more information head on over to the official Playup Perth page, or to register simply sign up over at Eventbrite.

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*Note: This post does not constitute LMG condoning the act of drinking and riding horses is virtual reality.

 

Play Up Perth: After Dark Edition

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Over the past year Atmosphere Industries and FTI have been giving local families the chance to test out some real-world games at their Play Up Perth events. Now it’s time for the grown-ups to get out and get some serious gaming done, with the first ever Play Up Perth After Dark event. Featuring tabletop games made by local developers, this is an adults only event that allows you to enjoy the finer points of gaming over a nice cold beer or wine.

What: Playup Perth! After Dark #1
When: 4pm – 9pm, Friday July 25, 2014
Where: State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis Street, Perth)
Tickets: Free! (Please note this is an 18+ Event)
RSVP: Places are limited, so head on over to Eventbrite to RSVP

As for the games, thus far the list of playable Perth goodies includes:

  • Breakwater, a game about voodoo, jazz and clockwork for up to 4 players;
  • COGZ, a steampunk themed strategy, pattern matching board game;
  • Colossus Awakes, a strategy-based boardgame about battling to influence a Colossus that has awoken beneath the earth; and
  • Pocket Troll,  a game in which young children must prove the existence of a menacing troll before it eats them and/or their village.

 

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Left, Cogs by Wesley Lamont;     Right, Colossus Awakes by Glen Spoors.

For more information head on over to the FTI Events page, or if you’re already keen to have a drink and play some games, you can RSVP over at Eventbrite. You can also find out all the details on the who/what/why of Play Up Perth at the official FAQ page.

And an extra note for Game Developers: If you have a game you would tested at this, or another Play Up event, please contact FTI Director of Interactive Programs, Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie on 

FTI’s new Director of Interactive Programs and all the details on Playup Perth #2

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The Film and Television Institute of Western Australia, the organisation behind the WA Screen Awards, have recently appointed Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie to the role of Director of Interactive Programs. This position is the first of its kind for a non-government, Australian screen resource association, and with Kate at the helm the FTI is reaching out to embrace the local games, interactive and app communities.

kate-raynes-goldieKate brings a wealth of experience to the role, not only as a developer but as a champion for the potential of games and gaming. Kate is the co-founder of Atmosphere Industries, which specializes in experimental and pervasive games, and developed WA’s very first pervasive game, Ghost Town. She is also a Research Associate at Curtin University, and has spoken at a range of international industry and academic conferences, including SXSW Interactive and TEDxPerth.

We would like to congratulate Kate on her appointment to the role, and look forward to even more FTI and game developer interactions in the future!

And while we are on the subject of Atmosphere Industries, the studio is running an event this weekend…

 

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Playup Perth #2!

What: A playtest experience of Atmosphere Industries’ brand new game
When: 1pm – 3pm, Saturday March 1, 2014
Where: FTI lawn (92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle)
Tickets: Free!

The new top secret Atmosphere Industries game, set to debut at the Fresh Air 2014 festival in Melbourne (March 7-10, 2014). A fun game for players of all skill levels that will involve hilarity and teamwork. Plus, if you loved Star Trek: the Next Generation, you will love this game even more.

(Please bring an internet enabled smart phone, a pair of comfortable shoes and be prepared for some walking around town.)

For more information head on over to the main event page. If you would like to find out more about testing your game at the next Playup Perth, please email kate (at) fti.asn.au or tweet @oceanpark