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New AKLgamedev Talent Meetup
This month we're teaming up with the Creative Tech Meetup, UI/UX Meetup and the Anim + VFX Meetup for the second in our series of Design + Creative Tech Mega Meetups. The presentations will still be separate for all meetups so you'll need to decide which to go to. - AKLgamedev Meetup - no presentation - demos on level 9 + 11 - UI/UX Meetup - WG Room TBA - Anim + VFX Meetup - WG906 - Creative Tech Meetup - No presentation - demos on level 9 + 11 Because there's going to be so much to see, we wont be having a presentation in the usual format this month The doors will open up at 6 and we'll launch straight in to the networking and demonstrations. If you want to demo your latest project all you need to do is send 1 - 3 images or a 10 second long h.264 format video that best describes your project WITHOUT ADDED TEXT* to [masked] with your project title AND contact details in the title. Also tell us what kind of hardware you are going to bring and if you are currently looking for work in the email. *Don't add any titles to the images or video because we'll overlay each image/video with the title, contact details, the location of the demo at the meetup and a "Looking for Work" sign if you are currently looking for work. There will be plenty of tables and power but no screens unfortunately so you'll have to bring your own. If you are bringing a DESKTOP (not a laptop) please mention that clearly in the email. A big thanks to AUT PIGSTY ( www.pigsty.aut.ac.nz ) for sponsoring the AKLgamedev Meetup. If you have a game launching in the future we’re happy to discuss using the AKLgamedev Meetups to help you celebrate the launch. Please contact [masked].

AUT Room WG901-902-903

2 Governor Fitzroy Place AUT WG Building, Level 9 · Auckland

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    What we're about

    The AKLgamedev Meetup is typically separated in to two parts.

    Check out the AKLgamedev Meetup Promo Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzU1PeB6rjs&t=).

    AKLGAMEDEV TALKS

    The first part of the night is the AKLgamedev Talks, typically with the following format:

    • 6:00p Doors open to public,

    • 6:10p Welcome + Intro

    • 6:12p Main presentation(s)

    • 6:40p NZGDA Announcements + Open Mic

    • 7:00p finish

    We try to keep the presentations as short as possible so we can move to the Progress Bar as soon as possible. For that reason the presenters often have some sort of demonstration at the Progress Bar or are at least available for further discussion around their talk topic.

    AKLGAMEDEV PROGRESS BAR

    Typically run straight after the AKLgamedev Talks, the AKLgamedev Progress Bar is the more playful part of the evening involving networking and showcasing work in progress games.

    Check out the AKLgamedev Progress Bar promo video (https://youtu.be/HrwhkoQCngo).

    This is a public event that anyone can attend. It is especially useful for both those wanting to become a game developer and small startup game developers that want to test out their game and build a community around their product.

    It is also a platform for networking, recruitment, knowledge share, celebration, job hunting and socializing.

    Anyone and everyone is encouraged to bring along their current work in progress – or released – games, to show at the event. We have limited equipment that you can book. For more information you can visit this AKLgamedev Meetup Contributors Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1flJivmd6b2Lno_rX4aIns254x8uaEGCNr7l84iH_yA8/pub) under the heading ‘Progress Bar (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1flJivmd6b2Lno_rX4aIns254x8uaEGCNr7l84iH_yA8/pub#h.ks0d4yyjjl5p)'.

    There is also free food and non alcoholic drink and, depending on the theme of the event, sometimes a cash bar.

    We're organised by Ben Kenobi (https://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/ben-tuhoe-kenobi2) and friends, sponsored by AUT University (https://www.aut.ac.nz/study/study-options/creative-technologies/research/pigsty-play-interactivity-and-games-lab) and endorsed by the NZ Game Developers Association (http://www.nzgda.com) and the Colab (http://colab.aut.ac.nz/) PIGsty (https://plus.google.com/110273565943022634027/about).

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