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=).


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.


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).

Upcoming events (1)

Kiwijam Auckland 2019

Colab, Level 11 WG Building

Kiwijam Auckland is back for 2019. This year we will be hosted by the Game Developers Guild from The University of Auckland. For more information and to register - go to kiwijam.org Note: This meetup page and kiwijam.org is, for the time being, for the Auckland site. There are also Kiwijam events being organised in other cities. If you need help finding their sites visit kiwijam.org/register. If you want to organise one in your city, email [masked] Whet your whistle with these jammy Auckland Kiwijam vids. 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Okeecip6U 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsEtk_s3WT4 Plus you can play some of the previous games on itch.io: https://itch.io/jam/kiwijam18 https://itch.io/jam/kiwijam17 https://itch.io/jam/kiwijam16 https://itch.io/jam/kiwijam15 Doors open at 6pm on Friday and the theme will be announced (nationwide) 7ish. 'Pencils down' at Sunday at 5pm-ish and we'll set up to show all the brill games we've made.

Past events (200)

Auckland Indies #27

102 Quay St

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