Tag Archive for 'Potluck'

Event: The bird themed Potluck 9.0

Banner reads "Potluck 9.0"

Join the Potluck Collective in making fun and silly games for the sake of creating, with their next event being all about birds! You can make any kind of game you want on the theme, and then showcase it with the crew in July. It’s a great opportunity to meet local developers, have fun and a few drinks.

Event Details…

  • What: Potluck 9.0 – Honk Honk Honk
  • Cost: Free!
  • When: Saturday, 27 July 2019, from 7:30pm till late
  • Where: See the Facebook Event page for more details
    (Location details to be announced closer to the date)

No doubt this ones going to be a hoot – so be sure to check out their event page for more details, or to keep up to date with the collective in future you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter. And don’t forget to join the Let’s Make Games Discord for announcements of more events in future!

Event poster, picturing a variety of birds and the Potluck Collective coordinators. Text reads "Honk honk honk. July 27th. This one is bird themed."

Potluck Event: Dawn of the Age of Aquarius

Text reads "Dawn of the Age of Aquarius. Art/ Games/ Beer". Image includes purposefully tacky 90's computer imagery, including blocky 90's computer text and cards from the game solitaire with clown fish, shells and beach scenes on them.

Join the Potluck Collective for an ocean-themed evening filled to the brim with entertaining games and art pieces – all created just for this event! Meet local developers, have some fun and a few drinks, and relax as though you were lounging about in a cool body of water.

Event Details…

What: Potluck 8.0 – Dawn of the Age of Aquarius
When: Saturday, 9 February 2019. 7.30pm onwards
Where: See the Facebook Event page for more details

Short Summary…

We’ll be jumping into 2019 with a splash and exploring earths final frontier. So grab you’re snorkels, eat your Gillyweed and jump in your submarine we’re going swimming!

  • Art to be announced along the way.
  • Homebrew provided everything else BYO
  • Ample parking at East Perth train station opposite venue.
  • Accessible Trains and Buses 5 min walk away.

To keep up to date with the collective, you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter. You can check out some swell images of the games lined up for Potluck 8.0 below, but there will certainly be more on the horizon so keen an eye out for their forecast!

Four game screenshots, 1 A dark underwater scene peppered with colourful glowing lights and dark outlines of rocks and seaweed. 2 A car sits parked outside an Aquarium building. On the building sits an enormous smiling dolphin on a wave. 3 A blocky submariner poses dramatically with chest puffed out and arms back, while standing in full diver gear and enclosed helmet on a cliff next water. 4 Text reads a “Cube cat returns as Catfish. Coming Exclusively to Potluck 9/2/19.” Behind the text float two cubes, eat sporting triangle ears atop, a pointed fish tail, and whiskers.

Games by Amos Wolfe, Ellie Balson, Kinsley, & Corrina McBeath

 

November Games Events: A Guide to PIGW

Bottom left text reads "A cheeky guide to your #P-I-G-W, xox Sof." In the centre of the image sits a Circular logo for Perth Games Festival 2018, obscuring a blank and white photograph of Sofie Mather, an event organiser within the W.A. game development community. The logo has an angled ring around it similar to the planet Saturn, and a collection of stars sit in the top left corner.

November is packed full of events showcasing West Australian games, and bringing people together in Perth to appreciate them. So local community champion Sof, pictured above, has prepared for you a guide to what is lovingly being referred to as #PIGW – a cheeky reference to a certain popular games week elsewhere that some of you may know…

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SO WHAT’S ON OFFER AT PIGW 2018??
Pronounced “Pig-Wuh” this is the annual developer scramble to relish in the delights of the Perth game scene in all its dimensions. This year we’ve got a humble but tasty line up for you including some hard-hitting questions for local Kickstarter success stories, a questionable but lovable house party to celebrate Perth made games, some high-quality student showcasing, plus much much more!

 

1. Playup Perth – Friday, Nov 9 

As a delicious entrée to #PIGW you’ll be able to catch the latest 18+ Playup Perth event TONIGHT (Friday, Nov 8) at Riff in the CBD. Tickets include entry, nibbles and softies with a cash bar for those who like something a little stronger. Here’s a sneak peek at the lineup, but for more details head to the Playup Perth website.

Thumbnail images from games and studious showcasing at Playup Perth. From left to right, top to bottom these are: Project:Singularity, TeleBlast, Ned, Rhythm Hunter, Bongo Cowbellie, Panda Pilots, Monumental Indonesia, WOOZE – Ladies Who Lunch With Me, and Nurse Shark Games. URL links to Playup Perth event page.


2. Let’s Talk Games – Friday, Nov 16

Back again for a second round of chilled chats and some neato hangz at 48 Lake ST, Let’s Talk Games will be bringing together some Perth success stories to discuss what it takes to make it through Kickstarter alive. Registration is FREE but seats for the panel are limited. For more info check out the Eventbrite page!
This event has been generously supported by Lets Make Games, King Tide Studio and Stirfire Studios.

A room of people sitting, listening to a talk. Over it, the text reads "Let's Talk Games". URL links to eventbrite ticket page for next talk.

 

3. Potluck Bootleg Edition – Saturday, Nov 17

After a big year of trashy alt-game house parties, the Potluck Collective will be celebrating the Perth Games Festival with their Bootleg Edition! They’re matching dev against dev and doing a call to to arms to reproduce, remake or demake the game hits of Perth! Expect heartfelt homages, disappointing sequels, homemade beers and some house party vibes.

NOTE: Why not bootleg a Perth game this weekend and submit it to the party?!

A crude and childlike fan art drawing of a selection of Perth games, from left to right: A red flower person from Bramblelash, a smiling waving yellow cube from Square Heroes, a cat with stomach exposed from Catnips, a blobby headed mutant from Paradigm, and an angry girl all in pink wearing a crown from Freedom Fall.

 

4. Murdoch Senior Showcase – Thursday, Nov 22

Murdoch’s senior students will be bringing us the goods with a full day of games, playtesting and talks. Check out what they’ve been working hard on all year, grab a cuppa and hear from a few industry professionals to round out the day. Come play some senior student games!

Text reads "Murdoch Games Showcase", and Art by Solomon Anthony. A xbox game controller sits in the foreground with the text, in the background an illustration of a samurai-like robotic warrior with a skull face showing beneath his helmet.

 

5. Perth Games Festival – Saturday, Nov 24

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS! #Perthgamesfest

Perth Games Festival 2018 Logo

 

6. Extended Play – Unconference – Sunday, Nov 25

A Perth favourite [?¿] , if you haven’t been before you should this time; If you haven’t spoken at this before, you should this time. This baby is all goodness. Just a casual afternoon of informal talks, discussions and probably a BBQ.

Text over a doubled image in pink and blue tones, of a square window, an arch window, and a circle window. Text reads discuss/ relax/ BBQ/ chat. Extended Play. Playful Unconference. Sunday 25th November 11am - 4pm.

 

Everything that you enjoy and see at #PIGW is put together with much love and sweat.
Make sure you have a great time and be good to each other.
XOX [Guest blogger] SOF