Next Meetup

Game Dev Open Mic Night - Share insights, find collaborators, and get feedback!
For our October meetup, we're again opening up the floor for people to share game dev tips, get feedback, and more! OPEN MIC: The "open mic" portion of the night will feature informal talks about game dev issues, each lasting from 5-15 minutes. If you'd like to present, please arrive by 6:30 and find Todd to get on the list! Scheduled talks include: ▶︎ Andre Korenak and Carlin Castle will discuss Hextus, a mobile VR game they built for Google Cardboard / Daydream. They'll share details about their development pipeline and challenges they encountered while creating this atmospheric sandbox title. ▶︎ Brandon Wallace and Drew O'Meara are developing a secure communications platform that is distributed, offline first, and highly pluggable. They'll discuss how they're using Unity for the user interface of this tool, along with their broader plans. ▶︎ Justen Andrews and John Henderson will talk about the HOFT Institute's Game Lab, and what they've been up to for the past year at this local educational program focused on game development. PLAYTESTING: If you'd like to show off your work-in-progress game through hands-on playtesting, please bring your game on a device (tablet, laptop, or phone) so folks can get some time with it before and after the talks. EVERYONE ELSE: Those not presenting will have the opportunity to offer feedback, learn useful tips & tricks, discover collaboration opportunities, discuss other developers' challenges, and learn about important trends. Don't miss an exciting night with fast-paced presentations and lots of room for discussion! SCHEDULE: • 6:30pm - Arrival and socializing • 7:00pm - Intro and announcements • 7:10pm - Short presentations + audience Q&A • 8:15pm - More socializing + playtesting

Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street · Austin, TX

1 comment

    Past Meetups (39)

    What we're about

    The game industry is changing rapidly. Many games are now built by small teams and indie studios. These upstarts are targeting platforms like mobile, Steam, HTML5, wearables, AR/VR, microconsoles, etc. The goal of this group is to highlight this new world of game development.

    Our events focus on the nuts and bolts of building games in a small team or for a new platform. We feature talks by professional and hobbyist developers on topics like engineering, game design, art, project mgmt, marketing, audio, fundraising, and more.

    We welcome any current or aspiring contributors to the Austin mobile/indie/web game community, including coders, designers, artists, producers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Join us and help push the Austin game dev scene forward!

    Members (1,373)

    Photos (109)

    Find us also at