The Main Event - "Game'n'­Farmer" with Joel Green

This month's featured presenter is:

Joel Green

Joel Green is a free-lance, free-range game developer and audio designer.  He currently lives in the woods on Vancouver Island where he is attempting to merge a technology career with a rural lifestyle.  Past credits include audio and systems design for Mass Effect 2 and 3, Dragon Age 2 and 3, and Need For Speed: Undercover.

Game'n'Farmer:  Why do I have to live in a city to make games?
Thanks to small teams, remote collaboration, and widespread internet access, Indie developers have a unique opportunity to live and work wherever they want.  This short talk relays the benefits and challenges of making games outside of cities, approaching the work/life balance issue from a unique perspective.

We have a private room with a projector and a ton of space. Show off your current projects; do some play-testing; or just relax and enjoy the awesome local food and craft-brewed beer.

The meetup will kick off with presentations and then transition into free-form networking.


  • 4:30pm: Doors open (room is locked earlier)
  • 5:10pm: Opening announcements by group organizers
  • 5:15pm: Featured presentation
  • 5:45pm: Open stage for show-and-tell, networking and socializing
  • 7:30pm: Venue closes (We are free to move to the main bar if we wish)


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  • Scott D.

    Sorry I couldn't make it! Got back into town later than expected. See ya'll next time.

    August 6, 2013

  • Chris Y.

    Looking to jump headfirst into game and user oriented software development and I think this will be a great chance for me to meet new people with similar ideas. Despite a possible age difference, I am looking forward to seeing you all there.

    August 4, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Just moved back to Victoria. I stepped out of game development a while back to pursue a PhD, but am now looking to jump back in. Looking forward to the meetup!

    July 31, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    Good thing you did too, I am sure I would have got that wrong. Thanks :)

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Chris T.

    I'd just like to point out the location: We're back at Swans in the Collard Room. Don't go to Christie's as we won't be there!

    July 29, 2013

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