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!
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. --
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. --
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!