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Auckland's own Joe Chang and his team are releasing their first game Phantasmal on Steam tomorrow. Go support local ‪#‎AKLgamedev‬ ‪#‎NZgamedev‬

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Ben Kenobi

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Job Notification: Ecast (www.e-cast.co.nz) is looking for a UI/UX Web Developer to help us get great design into our new Website Service. We deal with the hosting and distribution of videos and all media type files. Our new service is called MediaView a Cloud mixed media management software. We operate eTV (www.etv.org.nz) for the Education community and eTV V.5 will have a new UI based on MediaView. We are in Auckland’s CBD near AUT. Contact Gresham Bradley gresham@e-cast.co.nz
Ecast's MediaView custom web interface makes managing your own content easy. Our technology ensures that your on demand content can be accessed by securely by staff, clients and public users. There are options to create iframe pages and player embed codes for easy insertion into your website.
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Ben Kenobi

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For those using Unity (+Patrick Tubman) here are some image effects you can use in Unity including "Curves".
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November 18th, 7:00PM-10:30PM. The Hammer Museum. Returning for its fourth year, the 2015 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year's most cutting-edge videogames and interactive arts. The Game Art Festival will be held at the Hammer Museum courtyard and feature more than 35 playable games, ...
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Aaron Herbert

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The gaming industry, like Hollywood, has a well-documented case of sequelitis.
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Britta Pollmuller
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So what is the truth about indie game developing?
These posts are indicative of unrealistic expectations by new indies on the business of indie game development. It's not the first time I've seen people go into making indie games thinking that it would make them money immediately. I've watched people I know pouring their hopes, money and time ...
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PIGsty AUT
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Voting is live for the AUTEL Innovation Challenge. AUT game researcher Jarek Beksa has a pitch on Interactive Audio Books.
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Kim and Krystal pitch their game ideas to Gameloft today.
@AUTuni students Kim Sheehan & Krystal Thompson pitching their games at the @Gameloft_ANZ intern invitational today. Embedded image. 9:14 PM - 24 Sep 2015. Reply to @PIGsty_AUT. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, ...
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Ben Kenobi

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Ben Kenobi

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Anyone got a game idea you want to take to market?  Check out the AUTEL Innovation Challenge.
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PIGsty: Play and Games Lab connects video game projects to resources, funding and research across AUT, Auckland, New Zealand and the world. Working closely with academia, industry and the New Zealand Game Developers’ Association, PIGsty provides you with gaming opportunities covering creative, commercial, non-profit and research projects. Get in touch with us about collaboration, gamification and consultation through workshops, events and pathways for the development of your game, skills or project.

Ben Kenobi

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Don't forget the #AKLgamedev Meetup next Wednesday. It's going to be a good one.
5.50PM NZ AURAL TALENT 6.10PM MICHAEL BROUGH Renowned home-grown indie game dev and IGF finalist Michael Brough will be talking at the March #AKLgamedev meetup. Smesport. Michael Brough Michael has received numerous IGF honourable mentions and made more games than "you've had hot dinners". It is our honour to present one of our generations finest game-dev artists. You really shouldn't miss this. 6.40PM-ish OPEN MIC Got a problem, a bug, a j...
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Ben Kenobi

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Year 7 - 13 "Road Safety" Game Design Competition.  Spread the word.
The Game Design Competition 2016 gives New Zealand school students in Years 7-13 the chance to win prizes by creating a playable game or game design about road safety in line with the New Zealand Curriculum. Deadline is July 1 2016.
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Aaron Herbert

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For anyone interested in how in game rendering works

http://www.adriancourreges.com/blog/2015/11/02/gta-v-graphics-study/
The Grand Theft Auto series has come a long way since the first opus came out back in 1997. About 2 years ago, Rockstar released GTA V. The …
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Britta Pollmuller
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Summer opportunity - The Botanical Garden in Auckland needs YOU! Do you want to work on an exciting live project? Get in touch or join us next Tuesday, WE635 13.00 ...
Explore 64 hectares of beautiful gardens and native forest at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Just 20 minutes from the city or airport, entry is free! See what's
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Ben Kenobi

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 "Eye Candy" Humble Mobile Bundle out now.  +Anna Dangsan "Dark Echo" would be a good reference for ideas on your current project.
Pay what you want for Android games and support charity!
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Damn, I don't have a android phone lol. but the game looks cool though, reminds me of the game my group made last year. 
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Ben Kenobi

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Discuss making game design decisions next Wednesday 6pm at the ‪#‎AKLGameDev‬ Meetup. Free for all. See you there!
5.50PM NZ AURAL TALENT 6.10PM OPEN DESIGN DISCUSSION Discussing Project Design Pillars:  Early philosophical project choices that guide design decisions. In his Gamasutra article "Cutting Corners: Networking Design in Journey" lead designer Nick Clarke states that:  "Laziness became the laser that allowed [Thatgamecompany] to cut through complexity and find the core of our designs."   At this month's #AKLGameDev Meetup, Chris McFarland, will kic...
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Ben Kenobi

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Check out some tweets about local play and games research presented at the PIGsty Symposium: "Creative Gaming 2015" https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cgs15&src=typd&lang=en  #cgs15  
@Colab_AUT MCT students Taura J & Jacques Foottit kicking off the quick fire presentation session #cgs15 @PIGsty_AUT · Embedded image. 9:45 PM - 7 Sep 2015. 1 Retweet2 Favorites. Reply to @Colab_AUT. Account. Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you ...
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Ben Kenobi

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The Gameloft Dragon's Den Design pitch brief is now available.  Fill out the form below to receive it and start your design.
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GAMELOFT DRAGONS DEN DESIGN PITCHHave you got what it takes to join forces with New Zealand’s leading video games developer?! Gameloft New Zealand is hosting a bespoke Dragon’s Den Design Pitch in the hope of recruiting “Super Star” Game Level Designers.
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Hey +Ben Kenobi I haven't been given the brief yet. (Unless, I'm totally clueless here and doing the wrong thing)
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