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April Game Developers Meetup

We have a BIG meetup this month and a NEW VENUE (on Level 5).

Here's the agenda:

6.00 Come to the Media Design School's new lecture theatre on Level 5. Arrive and mingle

6.15 Presentations: Two International Visitors Called "Alex"

Alex St. John is the man who got Microsoft into gaming in the 90s, helped invent Direct X and famously got Bill Gates to appear inside 'Doom' to promote Windows 95 as the ultimate gaming platform. He is also the founder of WildTangent.com and former CEO of Hi5.com.

Alex will talk about his 'colourful career' and more recent work in building social games companies.

UK-based AlexAmsel, CEO of indie studio Tuna, will talk about the continuing saga of Eufloria, nominated for the 2008 IGF Grand Prize. Alex's team took a two-year old hit indie game and continued its development and lifespan, doubling sales in the process.  Many of you may remember Alex from last year's NZGDA Conference.

6.50 Holly Melancholy: The Game

Well-known Kiwi street artist Tanja Jade ‘Misery’ has teamed up with some Meetup regulars to ‘crowd-fund’ to bring Misery’s twisted creations to life in a video game.

7.00 Noticeboard/Open Mic: Announcements about people looking for collaborators, advice or resources.

7.10 Pizza, networking, group discussions then eventually the Bluestone Room pub.

Please bring $10 for pizza and drinks.

Please let Stephen know if you'd like to showcase your work, or if you are seeking something so we can help you out.

If you are lost, call Stephen on[masked] 125.

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  • Michael M.

    Fantastic meetup last night!! Awesome speakers :D

    April 4, 2013

    • Hayden Y.

      Ah hah! I thought it was you I saw there

      1 · April 4, 2013

    • Michael M.

      Haha yeah - Tap me on the shoulder next time :)

      April 4, 2013

  • Regan M.

    I got to meet THE Tanya Jade! That is Awesome!!! Also that Alex guy... ! Whoah! that dude was the bomb! Both of him!

    April 4, 2013

    • Link C.

      THE Tanya Jade!! That's awesome. Is she making some games?

      1 · April 4, 2013

    • Link C.

      I just learned up on the Holly Melancholy project. Take my money already!

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Glen

    Awesome meetup! The speakers were very insightful and interesting. Nice new venue (though the AC was struggling)

    April 4, 2013

  • Jason

    Great. For a moment I thought I had walked into the monthly Basket Ball meetup however. Who knew developers were nearly all tall?

    April 3, 2013

  • Al R.

    Tonight's was the best meetup yet. Great speakers and great venue.

    April 3, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Awesome!

    April 3, 2013

  • Lianne B.

    For those who didn't catch the url for the Holly Boosted campaign it's http://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/holly-melancholy-the-interactive-game and a big thank you to those who gave feedback and chatted with us about the project :)

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speakers

    April 3, 2013

  • Liam S.

    Brilliant! Both Alex's were awesome.

    April 3, 2013

  • Yip L.

    I have never been to these meetups before. I am interested in concept design, am i in the right place?

    March 29, 2013

    • Regan M.

      This meetup is for EVERY aspect of game dev. Yeah you're in the right place.

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • Yip L.

      Cool, thank you for the reply :)

      March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a game developer from china and focus on the sever-side

    March 29, 2013

  • Evan B.

    I look forward to it

    March 25, 2013

  • Greg H.

    next month for sure

    March 25, 2013

  • Regan M.

    pizza :)

    March 25, 2013

  • Jason

    Hopefully can make it. In the city on some errands around the same time.

    March 25, 2013

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