I hope you're all enjoying the sunny weather!
Now everyone's back from GDC we're ramping back up to a full LUUG this month. Mind Candy have very kindly offered to host us again, so if you didn't get chance to go on the slide last time, now's your chance! They'll be generously providing some beer again too!
After the last full LUUG at Mind Candy, people were saying how much they enjoyed the show-and-tell section. This time we're going to set aside more time for you guys to show your projects, pitch your ideas and so on. We'll be starting with a talk from Tomas Rawlings about the upcoming Royal Society game jam and then the floor will be open to as many people as we can fit in before we head to the pub.
Doors at Mind Candy will be open from 6:45 and we'll aim to start just after 7. We've got a strict limit of 190 people for this event so please RSVP if you plan on joining us.
Session 1: Tomas Rawlings (Auroch Digital)
Tomas is Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital and its acclaimed news-gaming project GameTheNews.net. He is the designer of the award winning Call of Cthulhu:The Wasted Land over at Red Wasp Design. He is also a games consultant working with major organisations such as the Wellcome Trust, helping them to develop and deliver their gaming strategy. He also blogs at agreatbecoming.com.
The Royal society is the oldest science body in the world, the home of Newton, Darwin and other greats. So it is really exciting that they are turning to games as a means of engaging people with science. Five development teams of up to 4 developers will be partnered with scientists for an all-day game jam from on the 24th May. Each development team will receive £2,000 to further develop their games after the game jam so that they are ready to be played at the Summer Science Exhibition which runs from 1st – 7th July with the posibility of more funding to further develop the game. Tomas from Auroch Digital, who are working with the Royal Society on the project will talk a little about the project and how you can get involved and answer any questions. This project is being supported by Unity and IndieCity. There is more info available at: http://bit.ly/RSgamejam
Session 2: Open Mic
Do you have an awesome Unity project you're working on? Or perhaps you've published something on the Unity asset store you'd like to tell us about? Maybe your company is hiring Unity developers or you're looking for an artist to collaborate with on a project? Whatever it may be, that's what the open mic session is for! We saw some great projects last time, so hopefully we'll have even more this time. Just find me on the night and we'll try to schedule you in.
Hope to see lots of you on the 25th,
P.S - In case you've not seen it yet, some LUUG regulars have started The London Game Jam. The date and venue are TBA currently, but if you'd like to stay up-to-date with the event, you can sign up for updates on their webpage: http://thelondongamejam.com/.