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:
Anthony (Let’s Make Games Treasurer) returns from his wedding just in time to sort out receipts and payments. What a champion!
Saxon, Steve, and Nigel went on quite a journey in order to bring everyone else food. For that (and everything else) we salute you! 😀
I asked Paul and Alex to look glamorous while presenting the prizes. Alex looks suitably Wheel-of-Fortune while Paul looks disinterested (his tactic is obviously “hard to get”).
Jim and I were happy to see so many other mo-bros at iParty 2.0.
It’s crowded in this direction…
It’s crowded in this direction too…
Jean-Marie (Subversive Games), Christel-Lee, and Simon (Different Methods, Subversive Games) kindly pose for a photo from the paparazzi!
Tim intimidated Simon with his superior hair. Simon succumbs to a natural reaction.
Not content with their already tall statures, Simon, Shanon, and Greg reach for the sky.
Tony (from Subversive Games) presents Richard with a massive box (containing Altech Lansing speakers)
Simon (from Rockethands) presents Graham with a copy of Shadowrun
Paul carefully draws a raffle winner from the Golden Bag of Tickets
The crowd during the raffle draw (image also features Simon’s hair).
Greg looks happy with his Krumpler laptop bag, and Paul (Black Lab Games) somehow managed to time the prize presentation to coincide with his game (Star Hammer) being on display behind him!
Phillip warmly thanks Avril (from Reveries: Virtual World) for his slick black keyboard and mouse.
Stewart was the first volunteer to arrive and made a huge difference on the night! Here he is coming up to draw a raffle prize.
The game in Jetha’s hand somewhat contradicts the game (logo) on his shirt.
How is that title even related to this image of Saxon drawing a raffle prize winner!?
Saxon (from Binary Space) awards Jeremy his Krumpler mini-case. Jeremy totally loves it.
A huge thanks to the Game Pride team for demonstrating their latest game “Boo!” Impressive. 😀
Simon and Alex looking cute. Go team!
Peter’s heading back to the UK. Sad face. 🙁
It’s life imitating art (previously Simon was content to just photoshop himself into all group photos).
Now *that* is what I call eyebrow furling!
At this point I realised that Simon was in every single photo taken after I handed the camera to Benny Goodtimes.
Russia, France, an the USA all come together in Perth! 😀
Liza gets in between Jeremy and Simon.
Three games companies in the foreground (and one in the background).
What’s going on here? Who’s just out of frame? At least there’s no incriminating evidence…
It’s difficult to appreciate how tall Shannon and Simon are in this picture. Paul isn’t a short man!
I gather that eCentral TAFE is totally rockin’. 😀
Is apparantly more accessible than Jeremy’s. He looks like he knows it too.
It looks like Jeremy is chuffed with a joke he told… but actual responses are fairly mixed.
Greg has posing for photos down. Simon hasn’t quite got the staying still bit down yet. 😛
It’s a camera!
Happy organisers are a good sign of a fun event. 😀
Literal caption: Rowan is looking at Rj’s hair.
There are always a few rowdy types that ruin the end of the night for everyone.
Guess which person is nick-named “Dodgy” 😉
Chris (PIGMI overlord) is back from the UK!
A low-angle shot that’s still above board.
This upcoming “Summer” exhibition looks interesting. Everyone should go.
iParty’s over… but Kitchen Party is just beginning!
The theme for the evening was “portable gaming” and the main focus was on a number of locally developed iPhone games. The night started off slowly as we worked through some technical problems (audio) and hardware setup (laptop and projector).
Here’s picture of us setting up:
Unfortunately, I was too busy to take more photos when the night got going! As always there were a few early arrivals and we ended up with 40 something people after the official start time.
Dharmesh from GameTraders (Carillon City and Carousel) brought a couple of PSPs so that people could get hands-on with Dissidia: Final Fantasy months before it is due to be released. He brought along a few prizes and ran a low-key impromptu tournament. Final Fantasy fans rejoiced!
A number of local game developers brought their iPhones and iPod Touches in order to causally show off their games. After an hour or so, we switched the projector over from the Dissidia tournament to promotional videos from local developers.
DrewFX showed off their recently released surfing game, Surf Prodigy, and spoke a little about technical and legal issues in bringing it to market.
RocketHands teased their upcoming (first) iPhone game, RocketFuse. They also committed to an easy-to-remember release date of 09/09/09!
Surf Prodigy and Pools of Blood are available now on the iPhone Apps store, so support our local developers and check them out!
Thanks to GameTraders, all the local developers who brought along videos, and everyone for coming along and supporting these local scene events. Our next event will be on Tuesday 25 August… and it will be music-themed. 😉
For handy reference, here are the videos shown at the event:
The LetsMakeGames.org May 2009 mixer event – Show Us Your Bits – had a fantastic turnout of over 40 professionals, students, hobbyists and interested public eager to showcase and play the latest projects and gamejams from Perth developers.
Hosted at the Wineroom at the back of the Brass Monkey, there were delicious finger foods and a toasty fireplace to keep everyone warm against the chill outside.A projector displayed numerous projects-in-development, gamejams and screenshots to the entire room while a table of computers along the back wall showcased some great games.
The following games were featured on the PCs:
Title:Bubble Blast! Author:Rohan Anchan
Title:Mazeman Author:Kieran McDonald
Title:Copperhead Author:Sam Zeid
Title:Locked In Authors:Sam Zeid, Neha Shatas, Mitchel Curtis, Nicholas Garel, Stephen Morghan, Jovin Jovinson, Simon Jonikis and Nichole Lisson
Thanks to everyone who attended, and a special thanks and congratulations to everyone who brought their games for people to play.It was great to have so many people enjoying the handiworks of local developers, and is a good sign of things to come for the Perth scene!