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The Game Developer Meetup CHCH - December

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Welcome to the December Game Developers Meetup!

Come along and join us to chat game dev with our special guest speaker, Jordan Carlton from Magic Leap/Weta Workshop, creators of Dr. Grordbort's Invaders on the Magic Leap One!

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6:15 PM - KICK OFF
Welcome to the Christchurch Game Developers Meetup with news from around New Zealand.

6:30 PM - Be they Friend or Foe?
Jordan usually spends her days developing the companion AI character, Gimble, for the Dr Grordbort's Invaders title on the Magic Leap One. Tonight she'd like to share her learnings and discuss things to consider when developing your AI character - be they friend or foe. This talk will span from the larger base requirements of functional navigation behaviour to the smaller nuances of gaze behaviour. Prepare for a mishmash of discussion of features that she has real life experience implementing and features that she wishes to implement one day.

Jordan was surprised when she emerged from a haze of debugging and realised she had established herself as a game programmer at Magic Leap. An unorthodox use of a psychology degree combined with some well-honed keyboard smashing skills and a dash of moxy contributed to the loveable companion character, Gimble, featured in Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders. In her spare time, she’s a classic Ravenclaw.

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7:30 PM - Pizza and Networking
Bring along your games to show and get feedback!


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