The first meetup in our calendar of monthly events for 2016 was held at MEGAbytes cafe in Glasgow on the 30th March.
We kicked things off in a relaxed style with our usual “Announcements” open mic session, where anyone attending can get up and plug their current project, event or interest. And what a response we had, with a whopping nine things talked about! In case you missed them (or if you were unable to attend) they were:
- No Code’s hit mobile game Super Arc Light needs your Greenlight votes to help it release on Steam.
- Valiant Interactive’s 2 v 2 sports game Gyrodisc Super League is now available on Steam Early Access.
- The Glasgow School of Art has an open day and Pecha Kucha on April 20th.
- Butcherlab’s fast-paced hand-illustrated platformer Theo and Lizzy is coming to Steam soon!
- Caitlin Goodale is looking for developers of experimental games to interview for her thesis.
- Ant Workshop’s tricky two-colour puzzle platformer Binaries is launching on Steam on April 4th.
- Rhizome Games’ casual dog-based RPG Loot Hound is also out on Steam right now!
- Team Rock’s Roadkill (available now on iOS and Android) has just received a big update!
- And last but by no means least, the newly-formed BlackTorch Studios let us know that their mobile social game Selfienation is heading down to EGX Rezzed next week, where it’s up for a BAFTA (good luck!)
Wow, what a productive community we’ve got. With all those announcements, was there even time to fit in the meetup’s Post-GDC roundup panel? Well of course there was!
The panel was Caitlin Goodale, Andrew Reid, Jon McKellan, and David Farrell discussing their various experiences of GDC from the perspectives of academics, students, and developers. They talked about what they had hoped to get out of the conference, what they actually spent their time doing, how to organise meetings with publishers, networking (and which parties to avoid!) and finally how they paid for their trips and how you the avid audience-member might receive some funding towards attending GDC yourself next year.
We hope to have a recording of the panel available soon.
The evening was rounded off with socialising until venue close.
We’d once again like to thank our panellists, MEGAbytes for hosting us, and our ever-useful volunteers.
The next meetup will be at Codebase in Edinburgh on Tuesday 19th of April, see you there!