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AKLgamedev Meetup - Mega Meetup with Lightning Talks
This month we're teaming up with the AKL AR/VR Meetup to create our first Creative Tech Mega Meetup. The presentations will still be separate for both meetups so you'll need to decide which to go to. ( https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-AR-VR-Meetup/events/254868432/ ) The AKLgamedev Meetup presentation will consist of a series of short 'lightning talks' from local game devs talking about recently released and work in progress games. AGENDA - 6:00p | Doors open - 6:10p | Welcome - 6:20p | Presentation 'Lightning Talks' - Community announcements. - 7:00 | Meetup ends - Progress Bar ( https://goo.gl/HL7oMH ) with AR/VR Garage Meetup If you want to show your work just bring it along, but if you are bringing a desktop or want to use a screen or furniture, please fill out this form ( https://goo.gl/forms/jNCGBiXpHnkeRxgk2 ) 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].

Auckland University of Technology, City Campus, WA224 Conference Centre

55 Wellesley Street · Auckland

Respond by: 10/3/2018

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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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