LUUG 19: Moshi Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess

Hey everyone,


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,

Cat


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/.

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  • Dan D.

    First event attended, was great! definitely coming to the next. :)

    May 1, 2013

  • Kat J

    Thank you for organizing the meet up;)

    Pleasure to meet you all!
    See you at the next meetup

    Please stay in touch;)

    About projects/games/ideas sharing etc
    [masked]

    April 27, 2013

  • Kingsley Idugbowa E.

    It was good

    April 26, 2013

  • Vegard M.

    *Jumping around with joy* One of my games just got an amazing review on indie statik: http://indiestatik.com/2013/04/26/grandmothers-footsteps/

    4 · April 26, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Great event.

    April 26, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Great to see everyone else's project - don't forget The Realm on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/XZlFdU
    Also if you are interested in working on the project drop me a line (forgot to mention that)

    3 · April 26, 2013

    • Alex P.

      You had me at the pretty graphics. Pledged, although noticed there was no level with both beta access and the digital art book :( My Friday began with a tough desicion lol! Beta access it is :D

      April 26, 2013

  • Christophe L.

    Great event, first time for me.
    Not used to it from where I'm from (France), but it's a very great and interesting meeting.

    Look forward to the next one, hopefully my socialization skill will have improved by the time... :D

    Christophe

    April 26, 2013

  • mattratcliffe

    Great event as always, get's better each time. Thanks to the organisers . Obligatory links to our kids app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/blue-nose-friends-tatty-puppy/id632554996?mt=8 and Taekwondo App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/protrain-taekwondo/id630588167?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2 that we were showing to a few people last night.

    Look forward to the next one.

    April 26, 2013

  • Vegard M.

    Great event as usual. I will definitely be participating in at least one of those game jams and very cool games on display.
    Also, if you want to dance: http://www.usefulslug.com/dance/

    April 26, 2013

  • Jon W.

    Thanks to everyone for a great event last night. Great atmosphere and good conversations in the pub after. You can take another look at the MA NFTS games showreel at http://bit.ly/11HpXos and http://bit.ly/12Mo2Aj. If anyone is interested in the course, as an applicant, as a work placement provider, or to do some work with us on grad projects as incoming work placements - or if you want further info, please check out www.nfts.co.uk/games or get in touch with us via [masked]

    See you next time!

    Jon

    April 26, 2013

  • Russ M.

    Great event last night!
    You can play RescueNauts here btw http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/rescuenauts/14019/

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Alex P.

    Awesome meetup. Always great to meet people at LUUG. Till next time LUUGers!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meetup, interesting presentations

    April 25, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Was a great LUUG, some great and interesting talks and ideas. Met some great people, and a great atmosphere at Mind Candy. Well done to Cat and the team.

    April 25, 2013

  • Kevin N.

    Great Meetup. Lots of people, great facilities. Thanks Mind Candy and organisers!

    April 25, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Was a great LUUG, some great and interesting talks and ideas. Met some great people, and a great atmosphere at Mind Candy. Well done to Cat and the team.

    April 25, 2013

  • Luca

    It's been a nice event, just too much noise for my poor listening skills :p If you happen to need a programmer for your indie team, please check out my works on www.poncle.net and drop me an email ;)

    April 25, 2013

  • Carl B.

    After problems with the trains I didn't want to risk being locked out, so I've reluctantly dropped out. Colour me very disappointed... :(

    April 25, 2013

  • Lukasz K.

    Due to the fact I am moving houses I can't come in. Sorry and cya next time

    April 25, 2013

  • Jamie P.

    So plans have change, now not able to come sorry... Gutted...

    April 25, 2013

  • Karle

    Can't make it now :( Hopefully someone can have my spot.

    April 25, 2013

  • Ben K.

    Yep, and got my plus one back (well a different one anyway!)

    April 25, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Damm full... :(
    Btw. if anyone is interested I've got a Unity project on Kickstarter at the moment called The Realm : http://kck.st/XZlFdU

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Mark S.

      I've got a +1 who's not coming, how to give it to you though? Hmmm

      April 25, 2013

    • Alex P.

      Totally backing this. Art style is epic.

      April 25, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Woohoo, work finished, On my way! To LUUG, Humms will be early, oh well pub it is ;)

    April 25, 2013

  • Alexander John M.

    Whoops, can't make it

    April 25, 2013

  • Ben K.

    Actually I will go, but less my plus one.

    April 25, 2013

  • Ben K.

    Sorry guys, cant make it tonight, clients eh!

    April 25, 2013

  • Ciaran R.

    Sorry can't make it now.

    April 25, 2013

  • Paul S.

    I'm going to give up my spot as I doubt I'll be able to get there tonight. I hope it's a good one!

    April 25, 2013

    • Cristian

      not sure if i can make it either. have a last minute client visit and no idea when it's done :(

      April 25, 2013

    • gary k.

      sad you wont be around fella, would have been good to catch you

      April 25, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    Giving up my spot, I won't be able to make it tonight :(

    April 25, 2013

  • Llies M.

    Won't be able to make it tonight so reluctantly relinquishing my spot. have a good one!

    April 25, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Hi, does anyone else use PlayMaker? Would be great to chat and swap tips.

    April 25, 2013

  • Paul O.

    Is this evening really full? Would love to come.

    April 25, 2013

    • Mark B.

      It is full BUT you might find people drop out today as they can't make it -- e.g. I can see 1 post available right now!

      April 25, 2013

    • Perminder S.

      Yeah that was me :p I wouldn't be able to get there until 8pm so I've dropped out.

      April 25, 2013

  • Alex P.

    I may bring some trifle bakewells, as I've recently discovered that they're the best cakes ever created. True story.

    April 24, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Just a quick tip for people coming tomorrow - we'll have someone on the security desk to let you in, but please don't turn up too early or you'll end up waiting around whilst we get sorted out -- this happened to a bunch of people last time, sorry! If you can turn up after 6:30 that would be hugely helpful! The good news is that we have our Balcony open now so you don't have to trek down to the ground floor if you need a smoke in the break...

    April 24, 2013

    • Perminder S.

      Would I still be able to get in if I came at 8:00?

      April 24, 2013

    • Mark B.

      We're only likely to have someone on the door until about 7:30 -- otherwise they miss all the talks and cool stuff. Apologies :(

      April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can anyone advise about car parking in zone?

    April 23, 2013

    • Edwin L.

      There's a reasonable number of yellow lines around, and the parking bays seem to be mostly enforced until 6:30. I'd try parking on Bonhill Street itself. There's also a car park round the corner on Paul Street: http://www.ncp.co.uk/...­

      April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      great, thanks for the advices ;)

      April 24, 2013

  • Mark B.

    FYI for open mic folks: for hooking up to our projector/amp we have the following connections:

    * iOS dock connectors (old and new) * Macbook (Mini DisplayPort) -- remember to choose mini display port as the audio output though!

    * HDMI

    We can provide limited support for VGA as well, but any of the above are better!

    April 22, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Just wondering, what time is this one likely to end?

    April 18, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Both! I don't want to miss my last train home again. :$

      April 19, 2013

    • Russ M.

      By tradition I guess the talks will finish anywhere between 8.30pm and 9pm. The pub, well that's up to you!

      April 22, 2013

  • Ana R.

    \o/

    April 21, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Hi Cat, Will, Aurore
    I sent an email last to you last week via the contact email address, did it come through?
    Chris

    April 20, 2013

  • Ben K.

    Animation studio, buzzing about unity and looking for developers!

    www.hamiltonkidd.co.uk

    April 20, 2013

  • AndreaL

    Yes thank you.

    April 16, 2013

  • Georgia-may

    Woo

    April 16, 2013

  • sara t.

    :)

    April 15, 2013

  • Jonathan F.

    I'm Luuging it!

    April 15, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    LUUG me up

    April 15, 2013

  • Guy D.

    Look forward to seeing you all there!

    April 15, 2013

  • Darren C.

    LUUG is great, lookin' forward to it.

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun, can't come because I'm going to the theatre. Hope to see you all soon.

    April 15, 2013

  • Russ M.

    I can't wait to see what this LUUG thing is all about. Heard great things.


    Oh, and I'll most probably talk about RescueNauts in the open mic bit goo.gl/rhM9u

    April 15, 2013

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