5.50PM NZ AURAL TALENT (https://soundcloud.com/pigstygames/sets/nzgda-local-talent)
6.10PM THE ROAD TO GDC 2017
GDC 2016 is over, and Claire Barilla (It's Fine Studios), Eric-Rangi Hilmman (Her0tech) and friends have compiled a clump of memories and lessons learned by the Kiwi delegates. Learn from them and be inspired and prepared to go next year.
Thanks to James Brown, Lochana Wijesundera, Farah Khalaf and all others for their input.
6.30PM BLOODGATE GREENLIGHTING
Producer Gustav Seymore will look at their journey along creating the game with freemium vs premium product development and why they changed focus.
6.40PM-ish OPEN MIC
Got a problem, a bug, a job vacancy, an opportunity, an event? You've got a minute each to shout out.
As we move in to the new year we encourage studios to send along recruiters and budding game developers to bring along their work to show and CVs.
...we'll even supply you with free pizza to lubricate the socialnessness.
Follow us over to Metrolanes Bowling, upstairs in the Metro Centre next to Aotea Square.
A big thanks to our sponsors ATEED (http://www.aucklandnz.com/ateed), AUTODESK (http://www.autodesk.com/industry/media-entertainment/game-development), PIGSTY (https://pigsty.aut.ac.nz/), COLAB (https://colab.aut.ac.nz/)and AUT UNIVERSITY (https://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/art-and-design-at-aut-university-auckland/undergraduate/game-and-play-design)
Thanks also to our partners GAME DEVELOPERS OF WELLINGTON (http://www.meetup.com/Game-Developers-of-Wellington/) and THE ARCADE AUCKLAND (https://www.facebook.com/groups/980962541942137/).