LUUG 17 : Moshi It To Me, Baby.

Hello!

It's been a while since our last LUUG post, but we're back.

Let's be honest, the lack of LUUG in 2013 has left you thinking "is it really 2013? Doesn't feel like it?. So, here we are, ready to get 2013 started, like, properly started.

We've hinted in tweets that this is going to be a 'special' and 'different' LUUG, and it is. You might have already noticed this from the info above, but we've got a new venue. So there's the 'different' part sorted.

The kind, lovely, ( and slightly crazy) people over at the new Mind Candy HQ asked if we'd like to have LUUG with them, so we agreed.

I'm not sure if it was the promise of food and snacks or the fact that they HAVE A SLIDE that swung it in their favour...probably the slide... but we felt it would be rude to refuse such a kind invitation.

 

So what's happening at LUUG in February? Well, I'm glad you asked.

 

Byron Atkinson-Jones (Xiotex Studios).

Xiotex Studios is a creation of Byron Atkinson-Jones, a game developer with over 20 years of experience making games. Byron has worked for notable studios like Electronic Arts and Lionhead before moving into the independent field and working for PomPom and Introversion.

Recently, Byron has been working on CSF, and he's going to use his time at LUUG to talk about the development and also his super-cheap, super-awesome full-screen iOS image effects.

 

Oscar Clark - Designing For Discovery

Discovery continues to be the hot topic in the industry, especially on mobile, with too many great games going unnoticed because they don't get the promotion we think they deserved. But the fact is that the most effective distribution still comes from Word of Mouth. This has to start with the game itself delivering magical moments players want to share.
This session will demonstrate through a series of videos how moving images can deliver better games and better discovery.

Speaker Bio: Oscar Clark, Evangelist for Applifier, the leading mobile games cross-promotion network, has been involved with putting social and games together since 1998. His career has been at the cutting edge of online, mobile and console social games and includes roles at British Telecom (Wireplay), Hutchinson Whampoa (3UK), PapayaMobile and Sony's PlayStation Home.

 

Open Mic

Open mic is turning in to the best part of LUUG, and we're sure to have a whole load of people wanting to show work at this one...So, if you've got something you want to show, just bring it along and show us.

Open mics aren't only used for Unity projects, so if there's anything else you want to bring to the attention of LUUG members that you think might interest them, then you can do that too.

 

The Pub

We've not chosen a pub yet, but there's roughly 483 in the area, so we'll decide on that close to the date.

 

The Special Bit

This is going to be Russ' last event as LUUG organiser (YAY/BOO). After nearly 2 years and 17 LUUG events later, Russ feels that it's about time the torch was passed on (that's exactly what he feels, because he's writing this in the third person). So, we'll use this to say a quick goodbye to Russ, and a MASSIVE HELLO to Cat Burton, who is going to be LUUG LEADER (official title) for the next LUUG events.

 

Free Stuff!

We've teamed up with the lovely folks at MegaFiers to five away a free license for the MegaFiers asset store package. We'll be drawing a raffle during the night, so you have to attend in order to win.

You can check it out by watching the video on Youtube

 

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Incredibly excited for this event, and there's even more to announce in the run up, so we'll keep you informed. 

Please remember to RSVP if you're coming, as it'll make it much easier on the mind candy people if we can give them an as accurate list of potential attendees as possible.

See you soon!

Team LUUG.

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  • Kevin N.

    Really big, very friendly and informative. Excellent!

    March 10, 2013

  • Russ M.

    The talks are now up on the Unity blog.

    http://video.unity3d.com/channel/933355/presentations

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Fraser M.

      My terrible presentation was only half as terrible as I thought it was :)

      March 7, 2013

    • Fraser M.

      (though I see why noone picked up on the name with me mumbling - it's McDROID)

      March 7, 2013

  • Adi B.

    Hi all, sorry for misisng the last meet up, i was still on a project in Australia.
    i'm keen to find memeebrs and set up a tram to build a POC of a social AR game for the conferances and events industry. i have lots of contacts and alreay did a demo based on Unity with 3D, but i want to get more input from the community to come up with ready to market POC, and maybe set up a new venture focused on that market.

    March 4, 2013

  • Guy D.

    Hey guys, thanks for a great evening! Giles and I have booked our tickets to go to Unite in Sweden and wanted to get an idea if there might be some familiar faces - are any of you going? Also, in case it's of interest, I have a very active group on LinkedIn called 'Unity3D Jobs UK' where I constantly advertise the freshest contract and permanent roles, add details to events and tutorials. Feel free to join!

    Thanks again for a great evening LUUGers!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Boz W.

    Hi there, this is my first time posting here, just wanted to know when the next event is. Would love to come down and get to know some Unity Professionals who have great experience with Unity, specifically for iOS development. Our small team has been working on a block game for some time now and we have hit abit of a stand still with optimization. Any one to one help would be great.

    March 3, 2013

  • Byron A.

    I had a great time at LUUG - thanks for having me there to talk. Don't forget to get your Alpha version of Cyberstream Fugitive here: http://xiotex-studios.com :)

    1 · March 1, 2013

    • Gavin H.

      And keep an eye out for the soundtrack when it's released ;)

      March 1, 2013

  • Kechong N.

    Awesome evening ! Oh and here too is my shameless plug

    http://www.jumpstarstudios.com/

    ^_^

    March 1, 2013

  • Oscar C.

    Great event!

    March 1, 2013

  • Jamie L.

    Wicked talk Byron! And people, play with shaders, they're not that scary!!

    In other news.. follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/jamielowesdev for dev updates of Chopper Mike, made in Unity, coming out THIS MONTH!!! http://vamflax.com/ChopperMike/ChopperMikeInfo.html

    Take it easy everyone!! :D

    March 1, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Great night!
    After talking to a bunch of people I was inspired to write an article on making AR things in Unity.

    If you want to have a read you can find it here - http://www.dannygoodayle.com/2013/03/01/making-your-first-project-with-unity-and-augmented-reality/

    Always a great experience meeting people :)

    March 1, 2013

  • Vegard M.

    Cheers for the great reception, it was really a cool LUUG. Please check out Grandmother's Footsteps: http://bit.ly/13qpcD7 or on android: http://bit.ly/13qp0DO and DangleSmash: http://bitly.com/UYTcTb

    March 1, 2013

  • Daniel Troy B.

    Good speakers and lovely venue, just a bit of a pain to get to. Really cool to see all of the open mic stuff.

    March 1, 2013

  • Fraser M.

    Great meetup :) Both main speakers were excellent and the venue was very cool. Thanks for the opportunity to show off McDROID: Russ did a great job playing it despite not having a mouse or being able to see the screen he was playing on. If anyone wants to see a bit more there are videos and stuff on the greeenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=124474874

    March 1, 2013

  • Alister L.

    Excellent meetup! Worth the travel and missing the train on the way back! Hope to demo my new game in the distance future!!! There I've said it...so don't quote me! @740fspark

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Alister L.

    Anyone interested in seeing a Leap Motion device in action during the open mic session? If so, let me know :)

    3 · February 28, 2013

    • Oscar C.

      really fascinating demo Alister... loved your smarties game ;0)

      March 1, 2013

    • Alister L.

      Cheers Oscar! @740fspark

      March 1, 2013

  • Andrew John S.

    Had a great time, great talks, and I can't wait to attend the next one.

    I'd be remiss if I didn't provide a link to the kickstarter I mentioned in the open mic bit.

    http://www.worldsbiggestwordsearch.com will do the job - and I forgot to mention that it's made by the original MicroMachines 2 team - gotta support those great guys and gals!

    March 1, 2013

  • Nele S.

    Nice meeting everyone yesterday! Mind Candy did a great job organizing :) If anyone needs a 3D artist for their (Unity) project, drop me a message.

    March 1, 2013

  • Robin B.

    Haven't been in a while. But every time I go, always excellent content. Well done everyone.

    March 1, 2013

  • Oscar C.

    I wanted to thank you guys for having me last night - I really enjoyed it.

    If anyone wants to look at Everyplay our free Unity plugin to support recording and sharing of gameplay on iOS go to http://developer.everyplay.com

    If you thought my insights on design/freemium were interesting check out my free webinar next week called 'Counting on Uncertainty' http://uncertainty.eventbrite.com/ ...and if one of you happens to be a kick-ass potential CTO in a position to make cross-platform games without having to be paid upfront...

    March 1, 2013

  • Mark B.

    A fantastic event.

    March 1, 2013

  • Giles F.

    Awesome evening!

    March 1, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Can we colour code everyone so we can tell what everyone does? Like designers wear something green, etc Would be very useful, even just color stickers :)

    4 · February 28, 2013

    • Richard F.

      I'd end up rainbow-colored...

      1 · March 1, 2013

    • Richard H.

      Me too ;) but at least we are easier to spot then others ;) I think we should also have something like a speed dating event just for introductions...

      March 1, 2013

  • Richard F.

    Great night - many thanks to Mind Candy for hosting, and props to Russ and Cat for organizing. Next time I'll remember to grab a chair instead of standing around gabbing... and also to try out the slide :-)

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Steve L.

    great interesting evening of talks and networking

    March 1, 2013

  • mattratcliffe

    Great Luug tonight, really enjoyed it. Thanks to those that organised it.

    February 28, 2013

  • Darren C.

    Was hoping mind candy would take the stand as well. It was still great tho.

    February 28, 2013

    • Mark B.

      I'm sure we will do a talk another time :)

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • Gavin H.

    Really enjoyable first LUUG for me as an audio guy, good talks and good to see so many people!

    February 28, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Great and informative with great networking.

    February 28, 2013

  • Karle

    This was my first LUUG and it was absolutely awesome. Thanks to everyone involved :-)

    February 28, 2013

  • Nigel M.

    Excellent group tonight - diverse and enthusiastic

    February 28, 2013

  • Venu T.

    Great event and cool place. I am creating an educational game for a museum with @GamarTeam and looking for UX person if you legends know anyone please help.

    February 28, 2013

  • Nigel M.

    Great night, shame I had to duck out early to head back to the shires. Til the next time LUUGers . . . . . .

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of people here. Why have only two of us checked in?

    February 28, 2013

  • Daniel Troy B.

    Massive thanks to the hosts. This place is awesome!

    February 28, 2013

  • Darrenlloyd G.

    Will it be starting at 6.30 sharp? A bunch of us have to get over from Greenwich at 5.50pm.

    February 28, 2013

  • Fausto F.

    Damn :( It seems I can't make it tonight also. I'll leave my place. Please film or something!!! :D

    February 28, 2013

    • Mark B.

      I believe we are filming, if people are happy to be filmed!

      1 · February 28, 2013

    • Fausto F.

      That would be great. Have great fun guys!

      February 28, 2013

  • Fausto F.

    :((( I can't make it.

    February 28, 2013

  • Christopher P.

    Hey peeps, I can't make this tonight now, someone have my spot. Have fun all and catch you soon!

    February 28, 2013

  • Gordon M.

    I am coming to this!

    February 28, 2013

  • Carl B.

    Sorry,can't make it tonight, broke my arm in two places. Dang!

    February 28, 2013

  • Iain

    Hi all. What's the deal with the waiting list for this? I think I'm just going to show up on the night, because I'm pretty confident a chunk of sign-ups won't show.

    February 27, 2013

    • Ana R.

      Mark, if you have any more tickets, please let me know as well. thanks

      February 27, 2013

    • Joe B.

      And me! I really should rsvp earlier.

      February 28, 2013

  • Jamie L.

    Yo! Will be there tonight. Bringing Chopper Mike, (http://vamflax.com/ChopperMike/ChopperMikeInfo.html), on tablet, phone and laptop. Will have the project on me, so feel free to ask to see some code or how I do things. Or anything else!

    I'll be the nerd in the cap and spectacles.

    Later!!

    February 28, 2013

  • Sam C.

    Cancelling my +1 ticket.

    February 28, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Who is going to T@3 first? Maybe we should pre order a cab to take us to LUUG after, I Better look to see how far from each other they are.

    February 27, 2013

    • elestial

      I am going to T@3 too

      February 28, 2013

    • Nigel M.

      Planning to do the tube run between these two - coming from out-of-town so just grabbed a day tube pass at the same time a my train ticket. Will be flying back to Marylebone for my 9.15 train back to the midlands so no pub for me - boooo ;)

      February 28, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you all tonight! If you CANNOT make it please un-RSVP so others can use the slots! Thanks!

    February 28, 2013

  • Alister L.

    I do hope there's free Moshlings to bring back!

    2 · February 27, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I had to give my last ticket away as i have a family bereavement, so it was great to get another ticket, hope london traffic enables me to go from their to LUUG in time. Note to self eat plenty of fish next week to lubricate the brain saving node...

    February 21, 2013

    • Philippa, Isabella, L.

      Could I have you space and condolences

      February 27, 2013

    • Chris S.

      I had to give the first ticket away last time they did this, this one mine and thanks.

      February 27, 2013

  • Rich M.

    Do we know what pub we are going to after??!! We might need to book a room... or four ; P

    February 27, 2013

  • Kevin N.

    Sounds great!

    February 26, 2013

  • Daniel Patrick G.

    boom

    February 25, 2013

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