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.
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