What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in creating video games or game companies of all types: core AAA, massive online/MMO, indie, social, casual, mobile, serious play, and augmented reality and simulations.

This group was started to allow game developers, startup entrepreneurs and video game industry veterans of all stripes to hear what is going in, exchange ideas, network and make new things happen.

We ALSO HAVE A SET OF FORUMS FOR VIDEO GAME MAKERS WHO WANT TO HIRE, VIDEO GAME FREELANCERS LOOKING FOR WORK, VIDEO GAME ENTREPRENEURS AND VIDEO GAME MAKING TOOLS. WE WILL UPDATE THIS SITE OVER TIME.

Upcoming events (2)

VGMU!: Presents: Making a Monster, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Made a Game

ORGANIZER'S NOTE: Will be streamed on Capital Factory's Youtube channel, Austin Tech Live. Event sponsored by PlusMusic, please visit their promotion:

https://vimeo.com/738782750/676c5c3853

SPEAKER SUMMARY:
“How did you break into the game industry?” is a common question among those that are looking into move into the game industry or just starting their career journey. Generally speaking, this is a polite way to find your way in; finding what the industry needs or wants and trying to slot yourself into it. But then you have me, AJ Smith: fueled with a reckless impatience and a voracious appetite for ambition, I broke into the industry the only way I knew how: by breaking it across my knee.

Join me for a humorous and honest retelling of how Tropical Heat’s first game, Frankenfur!, came to life. Starting from my humble beginnings as a scorned STEM graduate, how I gathered the closest, most talented friends I knew, and went through the sloppy, un-glamorous, and risky process of making a lousy prototype into a shippable product, all during the pandemic.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:
AJ Smith is a three degree holder (AS in Engineering Science, BS in Molecular Biology, AS in Game Design) originally from Connecticut and moved to Austin in 2016. She is the owner of Tropical Heat, where she does everything from business development and game design. By day, she also works at Steel Wool Studios as an associate producer.

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ORGANIZER'S NOTE: Will be streamed on Capital Factory's Youtube channel.

Past events (80)

VGMU! presents Dear Sheri: A letter to my younger self

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