August Game Developers Meetup

This month we have a Augmented Reality and Geolocation gaming special.

Also check out 'US and the Games Industry' Screening at NZ International Film Festival. This is Kiwi documentary-maker Stephanie Beth’s take on indie gaming and features interviews with John Blow (Braid), Jenova Chen (Journey), Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy), Jason Rohrer (Passage) and more. The Auckland screenings are on 1 August and 3 August: http://www.nziff.co.nz/auckland/film/23cb0b38-435b-404f-9075-57b2e16944ab

Here's the agenda for the Meetup:

6.00 Arrive and mingle

6.15 Augmented Reality and Geolocation Gaming

Jon Lowther, Imersia

Jon Lowther and Dr. Roy Davies will demonstrate their Imersia platform for geolocation and Augmented Reality.  They recently ran interactive AR treasure hunts to promote 20th Century Fox's movie "EPIC" at Westfield Malls nationwide and created virtual pets for Butch pet food.

Melanie Langlotz, AugView

Melanie will show how they have adapted commercial GIS augmented reality tools to create augmented reality exergaming for kids and adults alike.

Jeff Nusz, Assembly

Jeff will share what he's learnt about Kinect development, including the V Motion Project (a collaboration to create a machine that turns movement into music) and "TNT For Two" (an interactive online music video for Neil Finn's band Pajama Club).

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

Please bring $10 for pizza and drinks.

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

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  • Dave L.

    As mentioned at the meetup, we're looking for someone to do some awesome sound for our mobile game. [masked]

    August 8, 2013

  • nomand

    Anyone interested in building a robot for the robot wars at digital expo, come along to Tangleball, it's an Auckland based maker space, there are talks of a workshop, if people are interested in building the electronics or programming the ai for one, everyone welcome!

    August 8, 2013

  • Regan M.

    Quite good, shame about projector issues but otherwise was glad as always that I went.

    August 7, 2013

  • Peter H.

    Just thought Id post this link as we just announced some of our first speakers. See you guys tonight!

    http://digitalnationz.com/speakers/

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Cameron R.

    Hey all. My name is Cameron and I am currently working on an interactive project. We are tracking with the xbox kinect. I am currently designing the interface within Adobe flash and would like to ask if anyone is interested in giving me some advice/and or jumping on board with this project. Tonight's meetup sounds like it will be full of content! If anyone is interested please message me here as I would be happy to meet like minded people!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • nomand

      Hey man, i'm staying late at work tonight, but hamish is gona be there.

      August 7, 2013

    • Cameron R.

      Great well It will be awesome to catch up with him and talk! Its a shame you cannot make it dude

      August 7, 2013

  • Peter H.

    Me and one fellow DIGITAL NATIONZ guy are heading here to give you guys a bit of an update on what's happening and for you all to put some faces to the names of our event!

    August 6, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Actually going for real this time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Dmitry S.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 30, 2013

  • Hannah L.

    Sorry all, already hosting an event that night, so will have to make another one.

    Enjoy though! Thanks,
    Hannah

    July 26, 2013

  • Dave L.

    Thursday this time?

    July 26, 2013

    • Regan M.

      Agreed, what?

      July 26, 2013

    • sknightly

      Oops! That's a mistake. It will be WEDNESDAY as usual.

      July 26, 2013

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