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Thanks to Auroch Digital for sponsoring us over the last few months!


Thank you to Auroch Digital for hosting our last event, the evening went really well! Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed yourselves!


Maraoke Returns for the next Anti-Social!

On Thursday 28th July, we are lucky to be welcoming back Maraoke ( to Bristol after a long three years away. The international smash-hit video-game theme karaoke night, will be back in the bar at the Bristol Improv Theatre with a selection of over 500 classic sing-a-long hits all rewritten to be about videogames. Life affirming, supportive, and funny, Maraoke welcomes everyone, returning crooners, first-time singers, and people who just want to join in the fun from the crowd.
Full details and (free) tickets can be found here!
This event is made possible by the wonderful Lukas Roper, and the venue is sponsored by Ground Shatter.


Creative England and Ukie have launched three business support programmes for games companies!

Our Creative Enterprise Games programmes exist to help ambitious businesses get the skills, knowledge, confidence and contacts that they need to succeed.  

The Games Scale Up first ran in 2020 and is a prestigious 6-month programme, developed in partnership between Creative England and Ukie, to support more experienced games businesses.  

In 2021, Ukie and Creative England launched a programme targeted at earlier stage game studios and, for the first time, a programme specifically devised for technology creators and service providers adjacent to the games sector. These are our Foundations for Game Studios and Foundations for Creative Tech & Services programmes.  

These earlier stage programmes run over 3 months and provide the insights, network and resources needed to grow a sustainable business. 

All of our programmes have been devised with industry leaders for games businesses who are looking to develop and grow their business.  

If you are interested, please visit the website for more details on how to apply. Deadline is Friday 29th July!

Celebrating Bristol Games Showcase

Bristol Games Hub are planning a showcase event for devs in Bristol to show friends, colleagues and the general public their games old, new and in progress.

Please fill out this form to register your interest in a Bristol games showcase in September. Thanks for your time!


We are open and have spaces, 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...


The SPARKies Awards are nearly here!

The SPARKies Awards will be back on 14th July at 7pm to once again celebrate the best of tech and digital in the West in summer party style at Propyard! We're super excited to be recognising all of the fantastic innovations, hard work and outstanding achievements of our community for the 10th year running. Expect a relaxed evening filled with tasty street food, interactive fun, a selection of drinks and of course the unveiling of this year's SPARKies award winners across our 17 categories - all compèred by comedian Stephan Bailey.
So what are you waiting for? Bag yourself a ticket and we'll see you there! 

Bristol Unity Developers Meet-Up!

'WTF is wrong with my animation? : How to identify and fix animation in Unity' is the topic for the next Bristol Unity Developers Meet-Up. We're back on the 18th of July with a really exciting talk! Jess Dyer from GroundShatter will be sharing some of her animation experience with Unity. Also really delighted to welcome our sponsors for the group Auroch Digital! They are very generously helping me to pay speakers for this and the next few sessions.

We're back at DBS Music this month, so if you are keen to join, visit the event page and register your attendance. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Pervasive Medio Studio: Producer Wednesdays - Wednesday 13th July, 10:00-17:00, BST
From 10am - 5pm every Wednesday, we are excited to welcome anyone working as a Producer or in a producing role to join us in Pervasive Media Studio. Whatever your background and whatever art-form you work in you are invited to set up camp on a hot desk for the day.

Develop: Brighton 2022 - Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th July
Develop: Brighton brings the entire game-making industry together within the UK - from global superstars to micro indies, to learn from each other, share ideas and create experiences through networking and doing business in a friendly and inclusive environment; having done so since 2006. To learn more about the conference, click here.


Auroch Digital is Hiring for Various Roles, with a big focus on Art and UX/UI right now!

Auroch Digital has a number of exciting new projects, original IP projects and exciting partner games in development and, as a result of all the activity going on, we're expanding the team!
We have a variety of roles on offer right now, however, our main focus is on the art roles we have available, including UX/UI, animation, character artist, concept artist, and more!

Take a listen to our podcast about 'A Day in the Life' at Auroch! If you're interested in joining our team in 2022, visit our 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 August.

SW Freelancer/Company Dev Directory - If you’re looking for people to help on a project, or you are available for work – put your details in. Please only list info you’re happy to have in the public domain:
SW Game Dev Jobs Facebook page - Find roles and post new openings here
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