Jeff Olsen - Teaching your Robot Unicorn to Attack
Jonathan Rogers - Designing for High Impact
Thomas Middeldorp - Servers for GameDevs
Antonia Lattanzio - Tools for Designers and Programmers
Did you miss the NZGDA Conference, or couldn't get to all of the talks 'cos we scheduled three sessions at once? Here are some (not all) of the design and business oriented talks from the conference. More to come in future posts!
Alex Amsel - Living the Dream and Enduring the Nightmare (of being Indie)
24 May 2012, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Flightless Ltd., award-winning developers of iOS titles ‘Top Dog: Farmyard Adventures’, ‘What Cocktail?’, and ‘AnimalBlocks’, announce the release of their latest game title ‘Bee Leader’ for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. ‘Bee Leader’ is a beautifully designed mini-world flying game with full retina display support and will be available as a universal app on the App Store℠ worldwide from May 24, 2012. Please visit http://itunes.apple.com/app/beeleader/id480886220.
SYDNEY, Australia – May 23, 2012: Tru Blu Entertainment announced today that Rugby Challenge will be available on the PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system, on 27 June 2012 in Europe, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The first game ever published for the PlayStation Vita by Tru Blu Entertainment features console quality Rugby Challenge gameplay, graphics, game modes and authenticity. Developed by NZ game studio Sidhe, the game will be marketed as Wallabies Rugby Challenge within Australia and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge in Europe and other territories.
The NZGDA will be having it's Annual General Meeting at 6pm Friday the 18th of May. The AGM will be held at the Media Design School on Level 16.
At the AGM there will be a vote on who will be representing the NZGDA on the committee this year. Here are the candidates:
Are you passionate about the future of game development in New Zealand? Consider nominating yourself for the NZGDA Board.
We'll be holding our Annual General Meeting and elections at 6pm, Friday 18 May at the Media Design School (followed by a social event and the NZGDA conference the next day).
To nominate yourself email NZGDA Secretary Jonathan Rodgers (j.w.rogers at gmail.com) before 5pm Friday 11 May. Candidates will write 350-word blurbs about themselves which will be posted on Playmaker.org.nz prior to voting (which can be done electronically). You can stand for the positions of Chairperson, Secretary, or Committee member (6 positions).
All NZGDA members are welcome to the AGM, and it's free to join too.
Organizers of the 10th annual GDC Online have announced that the call for submissions for this October's show is now open through midnight PT on May 2. As in previous years, the show is looking to coordinate lectures, panels, tutorials, and roundtables that cover pressing topics relating to online game creation and beyond.
GDC Online, which will take place October 9-11, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, focuses on development of connected games, including social network titles, free-to-play web games, kid-friendly online titles, and large-scale MMOs.
Submissions should address the most pertinent development challenges for online and connected games with submissions related to the following tracks: Business & Marketing, Design, Customer Experience, Production and Programming.