Bristol Games Hub Newsletter
All the latest updates from the Hub, news from Bristol & SW developers, jobs, opportunities & events.
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Games Hub News
Bristol Games Hub is hosting a Global Game Jam site again this year at Bristol VR Lab. Get your tickets at the following site for a fun weekend making games. It's a great way to work on something new, flex those development muscles, or meet new people in the Bristol dev scene. See here for more info
Next Games Hub Anti-Social: 31st January, 19.30
This month we've got:
Dr Tomas Rawlings of Auroch Digital will be talking about the Steampocalypse - We've seen Steam change a lot over the last few years as Greenlight was replaced with Steam Direct resulting in a glut of titles on the platform. We're also seeing new entrants into the PC store space - with Epic being most recent. Tomas gives his assesment of the PC store space and advice on what you can do to avoid becoming a casualty of the 'Steampocalypse'...
We're at 77 Stokes Croft on the 3rd Floor. The entrance is off Thomas Street, just up from the junction of Thomas St/Stokes Croft, opposite the Canteen.
Dev Scene News
Mars Horizon: Blast Off! is a new card game that pits you against your friends in a race to land a crew on Mars. Inspired by real space technology, this game gives you an understanding of the struggles of space travel, without the worry of having to put on a spacesuit and head into the abyss!
Kickstarter launch is on the 5th Feb. Follow on Kickstarter.
UK Games Fund - New Round
The UK Games Fund has announced 'Round 5' - To be considered for Round 5 you must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Monday 28th January 2019, 12:00 noon. Full details on the application page.
Our new game, Rebel Inc., storms iOS charts
We've had a busy few weeks here at Office Zero, having just launched our new game, Rebel Inc, on iOS. It had a fantastic launch period, hitting the App Store's number one spot globally over the holiday period. If you want to check it out for yourself you can find it here.
Rebel Inc. Android version coming soon!
We've had plenty of requests for the game to come to Android and we're currently polishing this version of the game to launch very soon indeed. Watch this space!
Plague Inc. still top of the charts
Six years since its initial release Plague Inc. has had another amazing holiday period, consistently staying in the top ten of the charts globally. We've loads more to come for Plague Inc. players too in 2019! The programme will take on 20 top companies (working in ilm, television, video game, animation and immersive media industries) from across the English regions and prepare their company for growth through a series of one-to-one sessions, investor introductions, pitching platforms and combined peer-to-peer group workshops, intended to challenge and prepare companies for the further investment and growth.
Curveball Games have released their first game, Island Invasion, on Steam! Island Invasion is a randomly-generated tower defence game, with low-poly graphics and leader boards to challenge against. The art and music was expertly done by hub favourites Tom Waterhouse and Matthew Walker. The rest of the production was down to myself, Chris Waldron.
The plan is to have some new free content in the new year, and mobile is being eyed up as a potential platform soon!
It's playable on Steam now.
Jobs & Opportunities
Lo -Fi Games has a vacancy for 3D artist, please follow link for more info
South West Megagames are running a ‘megagame’ called ‘Infinite Horizons,19th January 2019 at Frenchay Village Hall,Bristol,BS16 1NU
More info here
PC Connects, 21st/22nd January, London
For more information, visit event page.
UK Games Fund - New Round - Deadline for EOI Monday 28th January 2019, 12:00 noon.
The UK Games Fund has announced 'Round 5' - To be considered for Round 5 you must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. Full details on the application page.