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Show off your wares at Let’s Make Party!

Update: Reply to this post with a link to your video on YouTube and we will add it to our Let’s Make Party! playlist.

Let’s Make Party! is just one week away (Sunday 28 November), and we’re inviting all Perth game developers to show off their wares.

Sharing your work is a great way to let everyone else see the sort of things that are going on in the Perth game development scene. It’s also a great opportunity for students to get feedback from industry veterans, and for individuals to demonstrate things that they are interested in working on (who knows, you may find a game development soul mate!)

There are three easy ways to demonstrate your work:

  1. Include a video in our play-list
  2. Setup on our demonstration table (laptop, portfolios, etc.)
  3. Show it off on your handheld device

If you would like to have your video included in our play-list, just reply to this post with a link to your video(s). We’ll put together a play-list with whatever we have on Friday and display them throughout the event on a large overhead flat-panel television (alongside videos from our sponsors).

If you want to setup on our demonstration table, just make your way down to the venue a little early on the day (3pm). We should have plenty of powerboards, but please try to let us know (by replying to this post) if you intend to demonstrate something so that we can allocate enough space.

Finally, we imagine that a lot of developers have smartphones. Be sure to have your videos and games loaded for impromptu demonstrations when people inevitably ask “so what have you been working on?”. 🙂

Photo by Adam Jones adamjones.freeservers.com

Perth game developer talks now online

Those of you who missed out on last month’s Short Talks by Perth game developers can now watch some of them online! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to record all of the talks (due to NDAs and sensitive information).

Aranda Morrison from Gnomic Studios spoke about developing Square Off! for Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) Marketplace. He presented a lot of great information for XBLIG developers wondering how to market their games (eg. timing is vital!):

Saxon Druce from Binary Space spoke about development of Class 3 Outbreak, a web-based flash game featuring zombies and Google Maps. He candidly touched upon a range of topics including: getting Dugg; last-minute server reconfiguration; approaches to making money from a free game; and player attention spans:

Let’s Make Games would like to join our speakers in sending out a huge “Thank you!” to local videographers Richard Kong and Benny Goodtimes for recording these talks and getting them online!

We made beautiful music

Last night’s Guitar Hero: World Tour competition and social night was super fun.

Turn-out was a less than normal (just over 20 people – maybe people were intimidated by the music-game-ed-ness of it all), but it didn’t matter one iota.

I’m not sure that any words written here could do it justice, so I’ll just leave it to videos (on our brand new YouTube channel!) and photos.

Here’s a compilation video of how the evening progressed:

And here’s the complete encore performance of the competition winners, Rainbow Stance:

Finally, here are the photos (I was very conscientious to take a lot of photos this time!):

Note: Know of any other local games community/industry videos/groups on YouTube? Let us know so that we can add them to our favourites list!

What’s That in Your Pocket this Tuesday night!

Our pocket-gaming social event is on tomorrow night (Tuesday July 28) so be sure to make your way down to The Velvet Lounge at 7:30pm.

Let’s Make Games events are fun social get-togethers for local game developers and gamers. It’s great to catch up with the local scene and see what people they have been working on, and there’s always a friendly atmosphere for curious newcomers.

The original event announcement has all key information, but here are a few new highlights

GameTraders (Carillon City and Carousel) will be bringing along two PSPs for a pre-release demonstration of Dissidia: Final Fantasy. One PSP will be connected to a projector for general viewing. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is scheduled for local release in September.

A number of local games companies will be demonstrating their latest iPhone games. This includes Surf Prodigy by DrewFX and RocketFuse by RocketHands. Also attending (and possibly demonstrating) will be game developers from Istpika, Spinfast, Staring Man, Subversive Games, Black Lab Games, Interzone Entertainment, Sandbox Software, and Kruger Heavy Industries.

Crewjo are looking for local mobile game developers and may make a brief announcement. Finally, GO3 will be announcing a special opportunity for local developers to showcase their work and to network with other companies at the upcoming GO3 Electronic & Entertainment Expo in October.

We hope to see you there!

We apologise if we missed mentioning any developers who plan to demonstrate and have RSVP’d. Feel free to bring along short promo videos (on a USB stick) for our video loop.

Update: Anthony will be bringing Bomberman for multi-player wireless DS gaming tonight! 😀