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Interested in what it's like to work at Reflections and Ubisoft?
 
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to work at Ubisoft? Well, we're throwing back the curtain and giving you the chance to talk directly to three of our largest studios and discover for yourself what life at Ubisoft is all about.

We'll be hosting three Hangouts over three days that focus on studio culture, programming, life at Ubisoft, game development, design & artwork and we're giving you the chance to get involved!

If you're interested in participating send through your CV to the studio that best matches your interests! If you'd just like to tune in, you can watch them all on our YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ubisoft/feed

Who: Ubisoft Singapore
Focus: Game Design & Art and Studio Culture
When: Monday, April 15th, 6PM local time. (11AM GMT // 6PM EST)
Email: hangoutwithsingapore@ubisoft.com

Who: Ubisoft Quebec
Focus: Studio Culture, Programming and Game Design
When: Wednesday, April 17th, 5PM local time. (5AM SGT April 18 // 10PM GMT)
Email: hangoutwithquebec@ubisoft.com

Who: Reflections (Newcastle, UK)
Focus: Life in the Studio, Programming
When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 1PM local time. (8PM SGT // 8AM EST)
Email: hangoutwithreflections@ubisoft.com

If you have any questions be sure to let us know below in the comments.
Hangout with Ubisoft
Mon, April 15, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT
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Brilliant film short

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Just started a blog for an Indie game that myself and a friend are creating. Its an idea i've been developing for about 2 years, so it's great to finally get things moving!

Blog here: www.bortblog.blogspot.com
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No worries. You know where to find me, if anything changes :) Looking forward to see your project progress
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Just found out the hard way that deleting pictures here in G+ has actually deleted pictures from my Blog.....nice.............. :(
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Yes its because they are stored on Picasa (i didnt know that). If you go to share photos and look at "your albums" you can share images from other places. But if you delete an image it doesnt mention that its actually deleting it from the source. I thought I was just removing it from the album on G+. If you go to delete album it warns you about picasa there. But no where else. Guess I should have tested it first but you wouldn't have thought it would delete from other sites.....Anyhoo, Time to find my old art and upload it all again. "G+ minus1"
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Bort Jump animation test

At this point i'm not really sure how we'll be animating and rendering Bort in the game. 3D model, baked animation or 2D sprites. Either way I'll be needing a fully animated 3D model to work from. And as its been ages since I animated anything I made a very quick rig and roughed out this animation as a test. I'll need to go back and do a proper rig at some point.

Game dev blog: http://bortblog.blogspot.com/

Bort jump test (rough)
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That looks so so sweet
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Regarding G+ and blogger images problem. As discovered in my previous post. If you share an album here in G+ and delete images, it removes them from Picasa (without warning, it says "Are you sure you want to delete images, yes or no", no mention of hosting or picasa. I thought this just meant delete from the album, not from the host). This in turn deletes the images from blogger.

Now I find that if I lock or unshare the album here in G+ it also blocks the images (that i originally uploaded in blogger) from my blog. So I have to publicly share the images here in G+ now. I dont want to share everything on the blog as alot of it is old, rough sketches or duplicated.

It looks like this has happened to others as well. And there doesn't seem to be a fix. example: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=23614c6bafb568b2&hl=en

Total BS!...
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