June isn’t just about big stars from overseas, it’s also about our own stars-in-the-making here down under. It’s Open Mic night on the 12th of June and we have a bunch of our best presenting the latest news about what they’ve all be up to.
Everyone is encouraged to bring along playable prototypes and demos so we can show off our work to each other and get valuable feedback. So come along, bring your laptop / iPad / hover-jogging-buddy and join us for fun and feedback!
When: Tuesday 12 June, from 6.30pm – Open Mic starts around 7.
Where: 1000 Pound Bend (http://thousandpoundbend NULL.com NULL.au/)
Facebook RSVPs appreciated (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/events/234960473277213/) to get an idea on numbers.
Playtesting will go throughout the evening, and the microphone will be powered up around 7pm for a variety of talks including:
Ben Britten with the latest update on Tin Man Games (http://tinmangames NULL.com NULL.au/) taking over the world, one gamebook adventure at a time.
LATE ADDITION: Maciej Sawitus, ex Blue Tongue and THQ programmer, will run through an analysis of the statistics collected from all of the Monstaaa (http://monstaaa NULL.pixelelephant NULL.com/)! players including:
- how many people successfully completed specific game levels
- how many times did people have to retry specific levels (aka “level of frustration”)
- popularity of certain iOS devices
- per-hour users and new users vs. New & Noteworthy in Australia
Trevor Dikes will introduce Soundplay Interactive (http://soundplayinteractive NULL.com/), talk about the development of their first title and the NEIS experience.
Harry Lee will talk about about Wanderlands (http://wanderlands NULL.org/main/)‘ rapid prototyping practices.
Ben Rejmer will share some user testing and user evaluation options for indies.
Andrew Brophy will have a few game demos to share.
Dan Clayton will introduce Dime Studios (http://www NULL.dimestudios NULL.com/)‘ latest game, and is on the lookout for testers.
David Thompson is back for a visit from Gameloft and will chat about that and his indie project, Tiberian Sun Rising (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/pages/Tiberian-Sun-Rising/164158993620119).
Nathan Antony, our resident chiptuner, will be showcasing some of his compositions.
Amongst all this there will also be demos of ColourBlind, Scuttle, Tasty Fish, Love and Jetpacks and more!
Don’t miss out, brave the cold, grab a burger and a hat and join us!