Past Meetup

The Main Event - "Game'n'Farmer" with Joel Green

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Swans Suite Hotel

506 Pandora Ave · Victoria, BC

How to find us

We're in the Collard Room which is down the hall near the washrooms and the entrance to Wild Saffron.

Location image of event venue

Details

This month's featured presenter is:

Joel Green

Joel Green is a free-lance, free-range game developer and audio designer. He currently lives in the woods on Vancouver Island where he is attempting to merge a technology career with a rural lifestyle. Past credits include audio and systems design for Mass Effect 2 and 3, Dragon Age 2 and 3, and Need For Speed: Undercover.

Game'n'Farmer: Why do I have to live in a city to make games?
Thanks to small teams, remote collaboration, and widespread internet access, Indie developers have a unique opportunity to live and work wherever they want. This short talk relays the benefits and challenges of making games outside of cities, approaching the work/life balance issue from a unique perspective.

We have a private room with a projector and a ton of space. Show off your current projects; do some play-testing; or just relax and enjoy the awesome local food and craft-brewed beer.

The meetup will kick off with presentations and then transition into free-form networking.

Schedule:

4:30pm: Doors open (room is locked earlier) 5:10pm: Opening announcements by group organizers 5:15pm: Featured presentation 5:45pm: Open stage for show-and-tell, networking and socializing 7:30pm: Venue closes (We are free to move to the main bar if we wish)