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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!

Ndemic Creations

For Rebel Inc. we recently released the huge Spring Cleaning Update. Working with the community we identified a huge number of bugs, balance changes and a few improvements we had been wanting to implement for a while. The response has been great and we’re pleased to say that Rebel Inc. is a better game than ever! Read more about it here.

Playable City Sandbox 2022

Applications close for the Playable City Sandbox 2022 on Friday 12th Aug 2022 at 9am. We will award six teams up to £45k to develop a Playable City prototype that will reanimate our cities post-lockdown by inviting people to play and connect - person to person, person to city.

Find out everything you need to know about the theme, the opportunity, the application process and FAQs here.

Currently 2 desk spaces available!

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...


Bristol Technology Festival Returns

Bristol Technology Festival is back for 2022! From Monday 10th to Friday 14th of October, you'll find an array of events across the city delivered for and by our tech community.

We believe technology conferences should be fun and engaging – and open to all, regardless of experience. At Bristol Tech Festival we explore the industry through a series of fun social events, encouraging everyone to participate through interactive seminars, workshops and activities spread across the city. This year we will be bringing you a different theme each day: Purpose, Protect, People, Play, Pioneer.
All of this wouldn't be possible without our headline sponsor SoftCat, and our community sponsors. If you're interested in supporting the festival do speak with us here. If you'd like to host an event at this year's festival, please see more details here!
Keep your eyes peeled for more info and tickets coming soon!

A Free 'Introduction to Robotics' Workshop!

Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are delivering a free two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics. Open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector – including start-ups, micros and sole traders – from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, it gives attendees the chance to get ‘hands on’ with robot arms, while being able to question experienced technicians.
For more details and registration visit their site here!

OMG @ UK Black Pride - Sunday 14th August
Out Making Games are attending UK Black Pride, Europe’s largest pride celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent. This year's theme is 'Power'. To sign-up for the event, click here!

SavePoint Industry Gathering IRL Cologne - Friday 26th August
For those attending Gamescom, SavePoint Industry Gathering will be holding an outdoors picnic and meet-up for all their members! They wish to invite all games industry folks of underrepresented genders to come and make a chance to network together - it's SavePoint members only, but it's super easy to sign up now if you're interested in going along!

Women In Games Festival - Tuesday 6th to Saturday 17th September
The Women in Games Festival enjoyed a super successful debut in 2021, with the two-week event embracing an IRL Launch Party, Games Jam, two-day Conference, Satellite Events and the Women in Games Global Awards. In 2022 we’re bringing back all of these elements, as well as adding two new important events – the Career & Networking Expo and the Women in Games Investment & Finance Forum. For more details, click here!

Game Devs Of Color Expo Online - Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th September
Creators of color make great games but are often pushed to the margins. Game Devs of Color Expo is all about amplifying the creative power held by people of color in games and to create a better games industry that is intersectional and equitable through revolutionary events, uniting our vibrant community, and building access to knowledge, funding, and opportunities. For more details, click here!

Game Together! - Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th September
Everyone Can will see the return of their 4th annual fundraiser Game Together! Game Together is a weekend dedicated to gaming and raising funds to help disabled people game together. Money raised helps the Charity purchase assistive technology so that people of all abilities can game and also helps them to ensure their services remain free for disabled people. For more details, click here!

EGX - Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September
EGX, the UK's huge celebration of video games, returns to London in September. Featuring panels, playable games, signings, retro games, board games and indie games alongside the Academy show and the return of GI Live. For more details, click here! Or To apply for free complimentary industry passes, click here!

'Introduction to Robotics' Workshop - Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th September
Join the Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory for a free two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics. For more details and information on how to register, visit their site here!

Bristol Technology Festival - Monday 10th to Friday 14th October
You'll find an array of events across the city delivered for and by our tech community. If you're interested in supporting the festival do speak with us here. If you'd like to host an event at this year's festival, please see more details here! Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for more info and tickets coming soon!


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


Not game specific, but some very helpful advice!
UK's first conference dedicated to Voice in Gaming to take place in Bristol!
2022 UK Best Places To Work Awards winners revealed!
Pride Week: Emi "Captain Fluke" on being the first openly trans esports caster!
PC games development flourishing in the UK, says TIGA!

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 September.

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