Does anyone else feel that Brisbane Game development is *really* taking off at the moment?
It seems like Sumea is geting a barrage of Brisbane related news, with a lot of the studios there are expanding and taking on more people (THQ Studio Australia, Krome, Pandemic etc).. They're also quite productive, with titles done/nearing done like Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies, Full Spectrum Warrior, Rome: Total War, King Arthur, Ty2 etc...
The Brisbane chapter of the IGDA has been set up and going well, and Qantm has been doing some work on organising speakers and scholarships on the educational front. Seems like Brisbane is overtaking Melbourne as the new epicentre of game development in Australia!
[url="http://fullspectrumwarrior.com"]Full Spectrun Warrior[/url]? I think you mean [url="http://www.destroyallhumansgame.com"]Destroy All Humans![/url], which is listed in the [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sdevelopersprofile.asp?developer=25"]developer section[/url].
Full Spectrum Warrior was partly developed by the aussie studio. Did the aussie studio do any work on star wars battlefront?
Although, a small technicality, iirc most of these studios operate out of the gold coast, as opposed to Brisbane itself. But yes, QLD development certainly has a head of steam, maybe still not quite as much support from the government as Vic though.
Perhaps though it is somewhat of a small pity that (as far as i'm aware) only one of those companies is not owned by/part of an overseas company, that being Krome.
quote:Originally posted by X5.
well i hope so ... im from brisbane
there is a brisbane chapter?... where can i get info
http://igda.blogspot.com - The webpage/blog
http://www.igda.org/Forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=196 - The forum
I went to a Krome conference in the city 2 months or so back, and was impressed to hear about how much their team had been gorwing in the last few years, and how much the scene in Brissy is escelating. King Arthur looked good, and TY 2 looked, well, alright. Ish.
We also got told that the top 3% of students finishing a course MIGHT if they are lucky MAYBE land a job in the games industry. Thats not in brisbane with Krome, thats with anyone anywhere.
Also heard that a develpoers conference will be held at QUT next year, but thats just off the grapevine.
Hope it takes off a whole lot more between now and when I finish my course ;).
quote:Originally posted by Blitz
Although, a small technicality, iirc most of these studios operate out of the gold coast, as opposed to Brisbane itself.
Pretty much all of the major developers in Brisbane are about a 15 minute walk to the city center.
Maybe you mean Gold Coast for the smaller companies?