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Free Game Dev Coworking Space

A television mounted to the wall, with the text "loading.space" with an image of a progress bar filling up beneath it. URL links to game dev coworking space facebook page

Introducing Loading Space!

Let’s Make Games are returning in 2018 with an exciting co-working hub known as LOADING SPACE! This weekly event means everyone can get together, work on cool stuff, and just generally enjoy being a developer in Perth.

What: Loading Space Coworking Thursday
Who: Any and all game-makers (devs, hobbyists, students & more!)
When: Thurs, 10am – 9:30pm (All ages welcome, but 18+ from 6:30pm)
Where: 48 Lake St, Northbridge
Cost: Free!!

For updates, join the Loading Space Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

What do I need to bring?

If you want to join us just bring what you need to work on, be it tech or analog (pen and paper is still awesome).  Let us know if you need a loaner laptop or PC as we do have some limited capacity there.

Loading Space is operated by Let’s Make Games and powered by Stirfire Studios.  We are able to run this initiative thanks to a group of dedicated and reasonably cool volunteers. We will be looking to grow this space over time, so if you’re a developer or studio interested in seeking a long-term work space solution, email the group at  loading.space@letsmakegames.org

Freedom Fall on Amazon Fire TV


You may have heard last week that Amazon has decided to branch out into gaming, with the Amazon Fire TV set to feature a variety of games in addition to a host of shows and movies. What you might not know is that Perth’s very own Freedom Fall by Stirfire Studios is one of 134 titles selected to launch the device’s gaming feature, sitting alongside the likes of Minecraft Pocket Edition and The Walking Dead.

Freedom Fall designer, writer and artist Lisa Rye says, “Bringing Freedom Fall to the Amazon Fire as a launch title has been a wonderful opportunity – we were thrilled to see the game running on a big TV with full HD graphics. Now you can be taunted by the princess in the comfort of your living room!”

This latest version of Freedom Fall has been fully optimised for the Fire TV’s controller, and also features leaderboards, brand new levels and a shiny HD finish. Freedom Fall is available now on Amazon Fire TV for $US 6.95, as well as being on Steam, iOS, Android and Ouya.

Amazon Fire TV


What’s Up Pitches?!

Update: All standard presentation spots are now taken (although there are challenge spots still available), and there have been some minor changes to the schedule.

For the latest information see this blog post.

Do you have a burning hot concept that you just need to tell everyone about? Have you been head-down for six months and are ready to show off your hard work? Need to find an artist or programmer for your masterpiece?

Now’s the time to pitch it to us!

What’s Up Pitches?! is a Let’s Make Games micro-pitching event being held at Central Institute of Technology on Friday, 27th May. Bring your 3-minute pitch about your game-related project or topic, participate in interactive activities, or come and listen to see what developers in the local industry are thinking and working on.

Flyer (click for larger version):

If you are interested in presenting a 3-minute micro-pitch, please respond to this post, to the Facebook event, to the PIGMI mailing list thread, or use our Contact page.


  • Time/Date: 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Friday 27th May 2011
  • Location: Central Institute of Technology, East Perth (140 Royal Street, formerly known as eCentral TAFE)
  • Schedule: Registration from 5:30pm, pitches start at 6:00pm!
  • Activities: Micro-pitches, interactive activities, networking
  • RSVP: If you intend to provide a pitch at the event, please RSVP by 20th May.

Some members of Let’s Make Games are already preparing micropitches about their current projects and pet peeves. We also have two special guest speakers (Garth Pendergrast from Stirfire Studios and Quie Ying Morrison from WA Tourism) who will pitch an idea and pose questions on this website for you to respond to with your own pitches!

So, what are you going to pitch?

Flyer photo credit: John Morgan