Come and play the games made at Melbourne's Global Game Jam! The 2013 Global Game Jam event wrapped up last weekend and in Melbourne, a massive number (130) of games developers took part to produce a whopping 37 games within the 48 hour deadline. In a few weeks, you'll get a chance to play some of those games and attend the awards and celebrations being organised for the next IGDA Melbourne meetup!
When: Tuesday 8 January from 6.30pm Where: Thousand Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
The first IGDA Melbourne meet up for 2013 has been organised for next Tuesday, week! The tireless IGDAM folk have organised a special launch for Time Surfer by Melbourne indie game dev, Kumobius, which you can expect to see on the App Store on Thursday the 10th, January.
When: Wednesday 12 December 6.30pm – 10.30pm, talk commences at 7.00pm Where: The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne – located in The Cells.
UK-based user experience designer & accessibility specialist, Ian Hamilton, is making the trip to Australia and will be appearing at an IGDA Melbourne event in December on the topic of accessibility in games. His specialties are:
When: Tuesday 23 October from 7pm Where: Thousand Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne What: Automating GCAP
The IGDA Melbourne meet up for October this month won't be your typical IGDAM Tuesday event as the organisers are expecting a mix of interstate and overseas developers with local regulars attending as this event happens straight after the GCAP 2012: Inspire conference wraps up.
The PAX nomads are back and Tom Killen (The Voxel Agents), Ben Kosmina (Green Stripe Snake), Tom Greenaway (Kumobius) and Ben Britten (Tin Man Games) will share there PAX adventures on a Q&A panel session.
IGDA Melbourne is aiming to outdo their past four Christmas gatherings and plans to make this year's end-of-year-event for their local games developer chapter a HUGE one. Their Ninja Clapping themed event signalling off 2011 was an extremely successful campaign on Pozible so it's no surprise that they're going the crowd sourcing route again for this year.
When: Tuesday 11 September 6.30pm (panel at 7pm) Where: The Workers Club, cnr Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, Fitzroy What: The PAX nomads are back and Tom Killen (The Voxel Agents), Ben Kosmina (Brawsome), Tom Greenaway (Kumobius) and Ben Britten (Tin Man Games) will share their PAX adventures on a Q&A panel session.