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Ultraleap Fellowship in Residence

Watershed have launched their Fellowship in residence prototyping hand tracking gestures for home VR gaming. The Fellowship is part of MyWorld and will take place at Ultraleap and the Pervasive Media Studio. 

Ultraleap is a world leader in hand tracking and haptic technologies, which allow you to engage with the digital world naturally, without touching surfaces. 

With hand tracking now built into widely VR headsets, VR games that use hand tracking are only just beginning to find their feet. What interactions and mechanics are rising to the top? Is there a common design language being formed? How can we push this language further, and help developers to make great, “hand-tracking first” games? 

If these kind of questions interest you and you are an artist, user experience designer, technologist or creative practitioner with C# programming and Unity experience, this Fellowship is a great opportunity to spend ten months collaborating and experimenting. 

Read more about Fellowship below: 

          £20,000 for 10 months at roughly 2.5 days/week. Apply by Mon 14 Nov. 

The Fellowship is an opportunity to support experimentation, explore the ethical development questions that arise and spend time thinking about how to create meaningful experiences for audiences, ask questions and test high-risk ideas.

Auroch Digital's Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator Release & TIGA Award Nominations!

Auroch Digital's new title, Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator, is now out on console! They would like to say a huge thank you to the console brewers for being so patient!

More exciting news from Auroch Digital is that they have been nominated for 3 categories in the TIGA awards, including Casual Game, Educational, Serious or Simulation Game, and Large Studio. Their Studio Director, Dr Tomas Rawlings, has also been nominated for the Outstanding Leadership Award.

Congratulations to Auroch Digital and to all of the other nominees!


Ashley at has some more helpful and interesting resources this month, including a discount code for the Coverage Bot:

Become a game developer in just 16 weeks, completely free! Deadline Extended!

Mastered, a Unity, Unreal, Autodesk-authorised training center, is offering a fully funded [FREE], 16-week bootcamp to programmers looking for a career in games.

There's a guaranteed interview at the end and selected candidates will be supported by a team of dedicated technical mentors, coaches and career agents, who will be by your side until you get a job in games.

Places are extremely limited, and applications close: Mid-November 2022.

For more information or to apply for the bootcamp, click here.

Ndemic Creations

We released a new special pandemic for Plague Inc: The Cure, Frozen Virus on Steam!

This expansion sees players attempt to stop a mysterious new disease emerging from the melting permafrost. 


Co-op Mode are open and currently have 2 desk spaces available! So if you want to rent a desk space, or know anyone who would, then get in contact with Ben at or for more information and spread the word to local games devs.
HELLO THERE! Do you have any exciting development news you'd like us to put in next month's newsletter? Get in touch - contact details down at the bottom...


Unity Developers Meetup - Thursday 3rd Nov, 19:00-20:30

Sponsored by Auroch Digital!
The Unity Developers Meetup is back with a really exciting talk from Freddie Jones, an Associate Game Programmer from Auroch Digital! He'll be sharing his expertise in preparing and developing your games to support multiple platforms. Should be a really interesting talk! The event is at Diva Agency this time who have kindly offered their space for this meetup. The team would like to thank them for allowing them to use the space!

For more info and to register for this event, please visit the event page here!

Bristol Digital Game Lab Lecture - Friday 4th Nov, 15:30-16:30

Mario is Missing! Playing, not playing and preserving videogames is the topic Professor James Newman will be discussing in his lecture on Friday 4th Nov. This event is bought to you by the Bristol Digital Game Lab and will be hosted at the Pervasive Media Studio. 

The team at the Bristol Digital Game Lab will be available for further, informal discussions, at the First Friday social event taking place at 17:00 the same day, of which more info can be found below.

For more info on this lecture and to sign up, please visit here!

First Friday in Pervasive Media Studio - Friday 4th Nov, 17:00-18:00

First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone and is sponsored by MyWorld. It is a place to connect with someone you might not otherwise meet, and hear about stuff you didn’t already know. All are welcome - from inside and outside the city, online or in the Watershed building.

The next First Friday will take place both in Pervasive Media Studio and online on Fri 4 Nov 17:00-18:00.

At this event, the new Bristol Digital Game Lab will be joining the team for some informal conversations about their work. 

For more info on the event, please visit the public event page here!

Unreal Developers Meetup - Wednesday 23rd Nov, 19:00-21:30

Sponsored by Auroch Digital!
Join the Unreal Developers Team on the evening of Wednesday the 23rd of November for an exclusive 'behind the scenes look' at the development behind Auroch Digital's hit new title, Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator. This is set to be a very interesting and insightful talk and will be particularly valuable to anyone interested in developing simulation games OR deploying their games to console.

For more info and to register for this event, please visit the event page here!


Auroch Digital is Hiring!

If you're looking for a role in the industry and are passionate about making games that relate to and deal with real-world issues, then Auroch Digital could be for you! With a number of exciting new prospects, original IP projects and interesting partner games in development, they are expanding the team!
Take a listen to their podcast about 'A Day in the Life' at Auroch, and head over to their social pages to see what they've been getting up to. With a carefully picked team of friendly, hardworking and talented developers, Auroch Digital strives to uphold their positive company culture centred on openness, job satisfaction, and opportunities for learning and growth.

If you're interested in joining the team, visit their website to apply!
View our Jobs Page Here


Who are we?

Bristol Games Hub is a non-for-profit organisation for games and play. We run this newsletter and host events, whilst our sister company, The Co-Op Mode, rents desk space at cost price with no strings attached so you can get on with creating amazing games. You can get in contact with Ben at or for more information. 

To have your news, events and / or job opportunities featured in the monthly newsletter, you can contact Danielle on The deadline for entries is 1st December.

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