This month's featured presenter is:
Mike Wozniewski of Hololabs
Mike Wozniewski is the founder and president of Hololabs ( http://www.hololabs.org ), an award-winning indie development studio making games, mobile apps, VR experiences and art installations. He has recently relocated to Victoria from Montreal, where he spent over 15 years building interactive media of all sorts.
Mike will be discussing the recent boom of game making apps, level editors, and the promise of user-generated games as a form of social media. From LittleBigPlanet, to Minecraft, Project Spark, Super Mario Maker, Pixel Press, and Hololabs' own Papercade, Mike will discuss the world of consumer-focused game creators. With a long-term obsession for creative tools, this talk will explore the affordances necessary for successful game-making systems, and will also serve as a postmortem for Papercade. Along the way, Mike will introduce Hololabs, provide some of the history about the studio, and will give a sneak peek of Hololabs' next game that will be developed here in Victoria. Let's all give Mike a warm welcome to our city!
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.
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)