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Sydney Indie Game Developer DOCO (School Assignment Version)

Sydney Indie Game Developer DOCO (School Assignment Version)

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Sorry I didn't put everyone's footage in this short DOCO, My School Assignment required less than 15 mins video(credit included), and I got over 5 Hours footage... This was insane, especially I only have two weeks and also need to finish a 2000 Words essay and a sound design project... anyway, I think I survived.... But really sry about the editing work was done pretty rough,..

IGDA Sydney Narrative in Games Debate

This month IGDA Sydney, in conjunction with the NSW Writers' Centre are running a debate about narrative in games. We have six experienced panelists who will be talking about the unique challenges involved in creating narrative for video games. From gameplay, to dialogue, to character development and everything in between!

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IGDA Sydney: Beer and Pixels

When: 7pm - Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Where: 77 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

IGDA Sydney are holding their regular Beer 'n Pixels meet-up next week, giving Sydney games developers the opportunity to get together, chat, and check out or receive instant feedback from their latest builds or game concepts over a beer or two in this post-GDC 2013 gathering.

Don't forget to bring the necessary power cables and power boards if you intend on showing your work to fellow developers there!

Sydney IGDA Show + Tell

Do you have a game or games related project that you'd like to show off? Then come to the latest IGDA Sydney event - Show + Tell!

When: 19th March, 2013
Where: Video Facility, Sydney - 129 Regent St, Sydney. Entry via Chippen Ln
Who: Game developers of ALL ages. Also those who are interested in the video game development scene.
What: A chance to show off your work and see what others are working on.

Australians at GDC13 Pozible campaign

When: Thursday 28th March, 7pm (US Pacific time)
Where: Tradition Bar, San Francisco
Who: Aussies and friends of Aussies who are 21 or over.

Giselle and Rebecca, supreme event coordinators for IGDA Melbourne and IGDA Sydney, have joined forces to organise a big party for Australians (and their friends!) attending the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from the 25th to the 29th of this month.

IGDA Sydney: Beer and Pixels

When: 7pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Where: Club 77, 77 William St, Sydney

IGDA Sydney have the next monthly Sydney games developer meetup set for Tuesday, next week. Bring your games, laptops, handheld devices, and extra power cords and boards along because a whole bunch of helpful like-minded games developers will be there for testing, feedback, and critique! All are welcomed to come and make sure to enter Club 77 via the rear entrance in the alleyway.

Game Jam Sydney showcase, presentation ceremony, and afterparty

Game Jam Sydney showcase and presentation ceremony

When: Saturday, 2nd February. 10am until 3pm
Where: Powerhouse Museum - 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

A showcase and presentation ceremony has been organised for the Sydney portion of the 2013 Global Game Jam. It's happening this Saturday at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, so come along and check out all the games during the 48hour game jam marathon by Sydney's finest developers who'll also be there to demo and chat to the public about their game.

With the Benefit of Hindsight 2 - BizDev and Creativity

With the Benefit of Hindsight 2 - BizDev and Creativity

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What I wish I'd known about business in creative industries and what I've learned the hard way:

- bizdev in creative industries has NOTHING TO DO with software development, and if you try to force feed a creative production through manufacturing pipelines you end up with a bunch of "risk averse" sameness.
- before you can get 10,000 customers you need to figure out how to get 1,000. Before THAT you have to have figured out how to get 100. Before 100 you need to get 10 and before 10 you have to have satisfied 1. So start by focusing on making even 1 customer happy, then 10, then 100, then 1000. Your business model evolves out of THIS process. Not some fancy business plan bullshit.

With the Benefit of Hindsight #1 - Welcome to the Creative Industries!

With the Benefit of Hindsight #1 - Welcome to the Creative Industries!

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Firstly, I apologize for the TERRIBLE quality of the video. Secondly, I sincerely apologize for NOT being Felicia Day.

This is the first of a few videos covering what I wish I would have known back when I started my career in the creative industries ten years ago. I give the cliffnotes version of my background in the video, the rest you can find here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/eponaschweer

The 3 Things I wish I'd known:
1 - You have to have a bullet proof sense of humor (and appreciation for comedic timing)
2 - Your creative integrity, style and craft are the only variables you can control
3 - Manage your own political career (don't let anyone else do it for you)

IGDA Sydney Xmas Beer and Pixels

Where: Club 77 - 77 William St, Sydney
When: 7pm Tuesday, 11 December 2012

IGDA Sydney's final Beer and Pixels, the catch up and meet'n greet organised by the local IGDA chapter for local games developers, for 2012 has been set at Club 77 on the 11th of December. Bring your games and work-in-progress for discussion and feedback from fellow devs over a relaxing beer or two or three.

Mark yourselves down as attending at the IGDA Sydney Xmas Beer and Pixels event page!

(From the event page)