Any comments you'd like to give regarding the article http://www.sumea.com.au/sart5CBasics.asp !!
Industry and Education
I was recently watching the gaming tv show, control freaks today and there was a competition to design a car in maya learning edition. If you win the competition you get your car published in the upcoming EA game, Need For Speed Underground. There was a link to a website which does not work, I just wanted to confirm the website from someone who saw it and make shure i have the correct website. the urrl was www.brainvision.com/controlfreaks The www.brainvision link checks out but it is a site on brain imaging things, not remotely related to a tv show.
I would appreciate any help or info on this competition as i would love to enter it
I recently arrived to Australia.
I want to become a game programmer.
I understand that there are game programming courses I can undertake (i.e. AIE in Canberra)
I live in Melbourne and want to know if there are such courses in the Melbourne CBD.
During late 2001 (whoops!), there was a small bit of media frenzy with Auran's new medieval 3rd person action game, called Excalibur.
Excalibur had some incredible looking artwork (which even holds up two years later), and promised some varied types of fighting styles. I was pretty impressed with the title that I had it in the developer games spotlight ever since Sumea has been up. It was definately a title worth keeping an eye on.
A year later, not a peep was heard from Excalibur since. I was pretty curious as to how the project was going, so I did a small bit of snooping and found that Ken Turner had long since left Auran, but I was assured the game was still in production. There were some Excalibur website changes, and there seemed to be things happening.
It's now reaching the second year since anyone has really heard anything about Excalibur, and unfortunately the links to the game title http://www.auran.com/excalibur/ and http://www.excalibur-thegame.com/ are no longer working.
Given that Auran must be pretty busy with Trainz and their MMOPG project, does anyone know the fate of [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sdevelopersprofile.asp?developer=4&game=3"]Exaclibur[/url]? Could it have been cannabilised into their new MMOPG, perhaps?
[url="http://www.gamesurge.com/pc/interviews/excaliber.shtml"]Here's an interview with Ken Turner[/url] (Excalibur Project Director), so you can find out a bit more about the game.
I'm wondering what Awards there are within Australia, apart from those at the AGDC and AIE?
Film Victoria's Digital Media Fund Game Content Development closing date 19th September 2003
The objective of this Program is to assist established independent Victorian based game developers to produce market driven game titles in which they own the Intellectual Property (or a percentage thereof) and build stable businesses.
Guidelines & application forms are available at www.film.vic.gov.au
Question is above.. [:)]
I ask because I'm currently looking through the developers list on the site, and there's probably a few there that would be classed as independant game developers.
From the news page:
Hey, have you ever wanted to play a game based on a movie without having to fork out $50-$90? Well theres this developer whos Austrlian who makes freeware games based on movies. They not the best and they dont work on a few computers that ive played them on but give em a try
I hate to burst the bubble, but this guy is just asking for trouble. There's a reason you can't get games based on movies without forking out $50-$90, it's because you legally have to pay for the rights to make a game based on a movie, whether or not you profit from it.
I'm sure that he isn't a threat to their franchises but if he ever made something half-decent then I'm sure there would be lawyers knocking at his door.
I'm making rezn0r organise a gathering of all the Brisbane sumeans, most likely late this week/next week.
The August 03 issue of Official Playstation Magazine (USA) has a two page preview of Transformers Armada (Atari Melbourne House) along with some new screenshots. Nice to see Aussie made games getting more and more coverage in the USA these days!
Redwyre mentioned that he was going to suggest an indie part of Sumea for you local independant game developers.. so throw me your ideas and suggestions here, and I'll see what I can do. What do you think? A section in the forum for independant game developers to discuss in? A special section on Sumea for IGD's, with details, profiles, and links to all the games in development, and whatnot? (I've built Sumea in a way so that it's pretty easy to add another section like this)...
Are there many of you IGD's out there? Give me a yell in this thread!
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Have you noticed that there seem to be more conferences taking place in Australia for people who write about games, censor games, and generally proclaim themselves as experts on games than there are gatherings of people who actually make games?
There is of course the AGDC, which is fine as an industry conference but it doesn't cover all the kinds of game dev. related stuff that happens outside the mainstream industry (and it costs lots of $$$$ - ouch!)
A few of us around the traps have been talking about holding an indy game developers' summit for some time and we've just found a way we might be able to get this thing off the ground funding-wise next year in Melbourne (not meaning to snub Sydney or Brisbane, it's just that's where the opportunity for this is next year)...
So we want to know before we get too carried away: would you come to something like this? If so, what would you like to see/do there? (air your opinions in the sumea general/industry forum)
Just wondering what artist's do in the game industry. I've been thinking lately that if a studio is gonna start laying off people an artist will be first out the door. Now I know an artist covers a lot of things from concept art to textures, it's just I cant imagine such a fun job actually exists in this country with such a small industry. Are artist's expected to do 2D and 3D in Australian studios? I there much room for someone who just specializes in 2D stuff?
I found this link by 'accident'! I don't know how it appear in my laptop. But I thought it's good to share.
I've not really gone through the website but I think it's based in USA. This may be the wrong forum to post. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!
Just saw an the add on tv. 60 Minutes is gonna have a story on "Computer Games for Adults" this sunday (channel 9 @ 7:30pm)
Might be interesting, but the ad looked pretty ghey... had some old person playing the the sims and saying "ooo i just kissed someone" lol
Hey, i was just wondering, how old do you have to be, to be a game tester? (ie over 18, over 13 etc) And i would also like to know, what devs or publishers that are around Sydney that employ game testsers?
I was just thinking that it would be nice to have some fellow game developers to chat with every now and again.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Jai and I am currently programming games in my spare time as a hobby. I am a "sucessful" independant game developer. Sucessful in that I have completed a game that I am selling online.
If you are interested you can find out more here:
Anyway I was wondering if there already is or if other people are interested in the idea of a game developers club. I would be nice to have some contact with local people in the industry but for people that are doing it on an independant it might be nice to organise some resources.
Anyway hope to hear from people :)
I'm currently watching it on TV now, so you've most likely missed it.. It's a good show - it's nice to see footage of these games you most likely wouldn't see otherwise.. Anyway, they showed a fair bit of Ty, the Tasmanian Tiger (my first time seeing the game running!), and it looks very cool! The CGI animations in that game look fantastic too. Oh, and they had a small bit on Aussie developers at E3, with Adam Lancman (Atari Melbourne House), Tom Crago (Tantalus), and John Passfield (Krome) talking a bit about the industry.. they'll be showing more of that next week, so if you're interested, it's on Sunday's, at 12pm on channel 7..
Just thought I'd post a main message for bradb's inquiry. Who's going along to it? Myself and my programmer buddy are heading along, so it'd be good to meet up with fellow Brisbanite Sumeans. @:-)
** UPDATE **
There is a new section up on Sumea with a listing of all the places to study game development in Australia and New Zealand. You can click on the education link at the top of the page, or here. I am currently filling in the database with information - if I have left any out, please send me
At the moment, I'm only putting in entries where further information on game development courses can be directly found on the institutions website. A lot of the links below don't point to anything but the institutions main page, so they have not been added.
If you did go to any relevant game development courses, please post details/comments here, and I will add it to the list!
Oh, there's small rundown on local game-related courses at atomicmpc. Click here to read it!
Here's an article at mycareer.com.au with David Giles from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Melbourne about Game Development Education... Read it here!
STUDENT CHECKLIST: Questions that every potential games student should ask - from the GDAA website
New South Wales
Academy of Interactive Entertainment - www.aie.act.edu.au
Crash-Ed - crash-ed.com
Melbourne International College - www.melbournecollege.edu.au
Academy of Interactive Entertainment - www.aie.vic.edu.au (first semester starts in 2004)
La Trobe University - www.latrobe.edu.au/cs/games-tech/index.php Advanced C++ Programming News Post - Games Technology Research Lab <--- NEW ****
Monash University - www.monash.edu.au
RMIT University - www.rmit.edu.au
Swinburne University of Technology - www.swin.edu.au
Murdoch University - Bachelor of Science in Games Technology - www.it.murdoch.edu.au/teaching/gamestech.html
Media Design School - www.mediadesign.school.nz/index.cfm/Content/pSQsItOcItOlYq/Page/COURSES…
University of Otago - www.cs.otago.ac.nz/cosc360
New Zealanders! Visit the New Zealand Game Developers forum for queries on education! Definately a great resource there.
University of Tasmania offers a unit in Game Development in the Honours (4th) year... Visit here for details...Souri2007-07-25 11:05:58
Does anyone know about the animation courses offered at VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) or RMIT University?
I'm a complete Noob when it comes to 3d graphics etc but am very keen to learn. From what I have read the AIE in Canberra is the way to go for gaming related learning etc.
Any recommendations for Sydney based study? What is the Computer Graphics College like?
Hi,i'm from Singapore and i would like to know whether there is any full time game design degree or any module in game design which can be part of a degree in computing science conducted by an accredited university eg. QUT,RMIT?UQ available in Australia?I found one by QANTM at http://www.qantm.com.au/ .But i'm not sure of how good it is.
I've just registered up, so I thought I'd give a quick rundown of myself.
I'm a 21 year old student at QUT doing a 4 year course that specialises in game development, IF90 (Bach of I.T. / Bach Communication Design). I'm in my third year, loving it (as hard as it can be sometimes), and hope to be a game designer. While I have great appreciation for graphics and sound, gameplay and game design is what I'm focused on.
I've made Duke3D levels - just a shame Duke3D won't run on Win XP :-( -- and currently make games using Macromedia Director (it's an alternative to Flash). As much as I'd like to work in a team on something large scale, I just can't seem to find anybody commited enough to devote every ounce of their energy towards a project like I do, so I'm currently stuck on making small games by myself (Kinda like a one-man band).
I like P.C. games, but console games are what I'm really interested in. I've owned pretty much every console ever made available in Australia. My favourite game of all time probably goes to The legend of Zelda: A Link to the past (Snes) ....... that game was the sh!t!
Anybody else here live in Brisbane?
Share my passion for game design? Email me! - Oz_joker@yahoo.com
Oz_joker / Jack Whitehead
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Hi can any one help me out? Im looking forward to do a master's or a diploma in Australia or NewZealand, offcourse in 3D and special effects and want to get inot the industry a.s.a.p. Well Aus I only know about SGC(Enmore) and CGC. Also looked at a couple of unis but no one seem to be offering a complete 3D course like the ones in the US. As I need to start off with the program real soon I am still wondering which is the best choice to make and value for money ...
Places like the Academy of Art(CA) and Full sail (Florida) are amazing but mighty expensive too...
Are there any eqvalents in Au or NZ?????[?]
I hope I can get some help on this.