Past Meetup

August #AKLgamedev Meetup - How Outsmart made Blood Gate.

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137 people went

Room WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building

AUT University, Governor Fitzroy Place · Auckland

How to find us

The usual place downstairs at AUT University's WG Building.

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Details

5:00PM - 2015 NZGDA Elections & AGM

The Annual General Meeting, including Election of Officers, for the New Zealand Game Developers Association. WG Building - Level 10*

5.50PM NZ AURAL TALENT (https://soundcloud.com/pigstygames/sets/nzgda-local-talent)

6.10PM OUTSMART: HOW WE MADE BLOODGATE

NZ's newest game export is Blood Gate (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dena.west.BloodGate&hl=en), a mid-core action RPG on mobile, backed by publishing heavyweights DeNA. This free to play title comes from Outsmart - who are known for SmallWorlds, the casual virtual world played by 25 million.

Topic:

Key learnings in prototyping, negotiating publishers, game design, art approach, and technical development will be shared by 4 seniors from Outsmart. By uncovering their methods, they are excited to offer several applicable ideas for your projects.

Speakers:

• Shaveer Mirpuri - Studio Director

• Gustav Seymore - Head of Design & Production

• Steve Salmond - Senior Developer

• Andrew Muir - Senior Artist

6.40PM OPEN MIC

Got a problem, a bug, a job vacancy, an opportunity, an event? You've got a minute each to shout out.

NZGDC and KiwiGameStarter and announcements.

7.00PM NETWORK, SHOW YOUR GAME & BE REFRESHED

• Bring along your #KiwiJam15 games for people to play.

• Bring along games to play - including games you've worked on in game jams - and be refreshed with pizza.

• Discuss GDC 2016 (San Fransisco) and what you need to get there.

• Tell Ben what else you want from NZGDA.

8.30PM PUB

Follow us over to Metrolanes Bowling, upstairs in the Metro Centre next to Aotea Square.

A big thanks to our sponsors ATEED, CALLAGHAN INNOVATION, IBM, AUTODESK and PIGSTY.

*If the venue changes we'll let everyone know through this meetup page in the comments section.