What we're about

Organizing meetups and events for Wellingtonians in the Games Industry.
Folk in related fields like 3d Animation/VFX, Graphic Design & Software dev very welcome too. If you're just a student or hobbyist, that's OK, come along!

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Upcoming events (1)

Double Feature: w/ Ben Dunn & Tana Tanoi! - GDoW July!

Victoria University School of Design

Ben Dunn - "Context is Everything: A Producer's Plea to Get Business-y"

A discussion of why having a little business context goes a long way for any role in a gamedev team, from tech artists and designers through to (and especially) programmers.
A few tips and examples for getting your head above what you're building to make sure you know why you're building it.

Ben Dunn is a producer and startup founder creating impact-focused games. His startup, Swibo, is an international award winning "Serious Game" for rehabilitation, while his current focus is in producing XR content with Wellington based creative agency, Wrestler.
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Tana Tanoi - "The design of Tana's S.H.A.P.E from start to finish"

Tana's S.H.A.P.E is a physics puzzle game inspired by classics like The Incredible Machine and Polybridge, about moving shapes from A to B. In this session, Tana will tour the game’s development timeline, covering where the idea came from, to where it is today, sharing insight into the process.

Tana is a Wellington, New Zealand-based programmer and game designer, currently working at Dinosaur Polo Club. There, he’s worked on Mini Motorways, as well as notable updates for Mini Metro, and a whole host of tiny games and prototypes.
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Doors open at 6pm, the talk will start at 6:30pm.
After the presentation please join us for snacks, drinks, and discussion afterwards(around 7:30pm) at Fortune Favors!

Past events (76)

Tiny Talks - GDoW June!

Victoria University School of Design

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