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Happy New Year Everyone!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas!


We hope everyone who joined us enjoyed the BGH Christmas Party!


!IMPORTANT! Bristol Games Hub Survey!

We're keen to find out more about our great gamedev community and how best we can support you. However, to do that, we need to know more about you all! So we're doing a survey to get that key information! Please visit the Survey page here!

The survey is being run by us in conjunction with MyWorld and Ukie. Getting information about the games development scene here is vital to understanding how we can support you and our fellow games developers now and in the future. In order to best target the limited resources we have, we need to know where and how they are best put to use.

We'd really appreciate a few moments of your time! Any questions, do get in touch!

Come join us for Global Games Jam Feb 2023!

This year we are supporting a mixed–remote and on premises game jam event (learning some lessons from last year). Please sign up for a ticket either way so you may be added to our discord etc. Also, if you have any feedback to support you in the jam this year, then let us know.

Sponsored by Auroch Digital, We Speak Games, and DBS Institute, the jam will be at DBS Institute Bristol and span Friday 3rd till Sunday 5th February.

Please reserve a ticket on eventbrite then sign up to our site on the Global Games Jam's site here. (this will make it easy to upload your game during the jam).

Creative England New Ideas Fund Registration Closes Soon!

The New Ideas Fund is part of Creative Enterprise, developed and delivered by Creative England. The programme’s aims are to support growth of the screen sector in England. The New Ideas Fund is a programme of small grants for creative entrepreneurs and companies working in moving image for storytelling.

This funding, which offers from £1,000 to £20,000 per project, is for screen based storytelling entrepreneurs and businesses in the English regions outside of London. This includes film, television, animation, games, immersive and services and technology that supports these industries.

Registration Closes on 20/01/2023!

If you are interested in applying, or want to find out more, visit their website here!

MyWorld Challenge Call Opens for Applications this Month!

Catalysts and Connectors: Tools for the Creative Industries is a 16-week acceleration programme with £50,000 of funding delivered by Digital Catapult, in partnership with industry partner NVIDIA. Register your interest for an application form and find out more about the call on the Digital Catapult website and the MyWorld website. You can register now but the link to the application form will only be available when the call opens on Monday 23 January 2023.

Save the date for the Challenge Call event which will be held at the Bristol Beacon on January 26th 2023! 

DCMS Create Growth Fund: Competition 1

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £30,000 for innovation projects to grow their business. This funding is from Innovate UK and includes support from Innovate UK KTN.

The competition is open now and closes on Wednesday 8 February 2023 11:00am.

For more details and to start your application, visit the website here!

Claim your spot on the relaunched UK Games Map!

Today, Ukie has relaunched the UK Games Map. One of the objectives with the new map is for it to become a living resource for the UK games industry that gives an up-to-date snapshot of where games are made across the country. The team at Ukie has worked hard to identify the UK’s game companies, but they need your help to give the map the rich detail it needs to launch with strong momentum.

Create a UK Games Map Account to claim your company page and edit the info. Or if you notice your company is missing, be sure to add it by clicking 'Add a New Organisation' in the sidebar.

Ukie are extremely grateful for your assistance and look forward to mapping the UK industry with you!


Co-op Mode are open and currently have 5 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...


Pocket Gamer Connects London: 23-24th January!

Pocket Gamer Connects is the leading international conference series for the global games industry. They focus on connecting you with the right people bringing together delegates from across the entire ecosystem with all the key formats covered from mobile, PC and console to  XR, blockchain and web3 technology.

For more info, or to register now, visit their website here!

Bristol: Games Skills Crisis Employers Roundtable: 30th January 15:00 – 17:00 GMT!

Come and join other local employers to discuss the current skills crisis in the UK games industry and how collectively we can find unified solutions that work for everyone. Gina will present data from 10,000 jobs advertised over the last 12 months both from a regional and UK-wide perspective. She will examine some existing solutions and what altered or new provision can be created to ensure we all have the necessary access to talent to support our growing sector.

To reserve a spot, or find out more info, visit the event page here!

Public Lecture - Authenticity in Game Development by Dr Tomas Rawlings!

Save the date! On Friday 24 February, The Bristol Digital Game Lab is delighted to be hosting a public lecture by Dr Tomas Rawlings, Studio Director of Auroch Digital.
Dr Rawlings will speak about 'Authenticity in Game Development - Mars Horizon and the experience of working with real space agencies when making a game about running a fictional space agency'. 
The lecture will be held in the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, and is free to attend. It will run from 17:30-19:00. There will be a Q&A as well as drinks and networking session facilitated by the Lab, which will also be hosting the first UK Digital Game Lab Summit that day.  
For full details about the lecture, and how to book, please visit the Eventbrite page. You can also find details of other upcoming Game Lab events on our website


Auroch Digital is Hiring a Lead QA Manager!

Auroch Digital are looking for a Lead QA Manager to join their team to help develop their process over multiple projects. Working closely with other disciplines leads, you will guide your team of QA testers using your test plans and wealth of knowledge.
You will create high-quality test plans for their games, setting the quality bar and working practices to deliver a fantastic player experience. This is also a bigger opportunity to own quality assurance for their growing studio – to create and direct a quality team as only you can.

If you're looking for a different role in the industry and are passionate about making games that relate to and deal with real-world issues, then Auroch Digital could also be for you! 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.

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

Meteor Pixel are Hiring a Part Time Junior Producer!


Key info
6-month fixed term contract working 3 days a week based in their Bristol office or Remote (UK only). Salary range: £25,000 - £27,500 pro-rata, depending on experience.
About us
Meteor Pixel is a video-game outsourcing agency and co-development partner who specialize in developing interactive experiences using the Unreal Engine. They help their clients bring their ideas to life by providing high-quality development resources across multiple disciplines (e.g. Programming, 3D Art, Animation, Design, Concept Art, and more…). They’re a fast-growing studio with a team of friendly, diverse and passionate developers. Their company values reflect their ongoing commitment to delivering quality services to their customers, whilst also balancing the wellbeing and personal development of their own internal team.
Who they’re looking for
Their ideal candidate will have 1+ years experience as a Producer within the games or wider entertainment industry, but they’re also open to people who come from different backgrounds providing they can demonstrate strong organizational skills and a good understanding of the game development process. Note: If you’re reading this and are unsure whether you meet all of the specifications above, we’d still encourage you to apply. They’re happy to make exceptions for the right person if they think you’d be a great fit with the team.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email the team at: with a copy of your CV attached and a brief message (no more than a paragraph) explaining why you think you would be a great fit for this role, along with any supporting evidence (e.g. an existing portfolio, links to your previous projects, etc…).


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 February.

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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