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Bristol Games Hub Quiz

We are starting to slowly roll out more in-person events going forward, so the Bristol Games Hub community can get together again like before the pandemic! Get ready for the first one, which is the BGH Quiz!
Join us at 7:30pm on Thursday 31st March, physically in the Bristol Games Hub, for the return of the famous Bristol Games Hub Quiz with the usual mix of trivia, creativity, pure guesswork, and barely disguised competitivity. At stake is the legendary Bristol Games Hub Trophy; will you be able to wrench it from the hands of two-time champions, "Team Shrek 4eva"? Make a team in advance, or turn up and form one on the day, everyone is welcome. There will also be lots of time for catching up with old friends, making new ones, and catching up with everything that's going on in the Bristol games community. The official meetup link is here!


Ndemic Creations News!

In March, CEPI (The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness) is hosting a global summit in London to raise funds for vaccine research and development, as well as promoting their goal of cutting vaccine development by two thirds, to 100 days. CEPI asked us if they could use Plague Inc. to help illustrate the vital importance of vaccines to conference delegates and media. 
We have created a special version of Plague Inc. called ‘Plague Inc: Ending Pandemics’ for the summit which highlights how early and substantial investments in vaccine R&D, disease surveillance, and global manufacturing can blunt the impact of any future pandemic. If you are going to be attending - keep an eye out for it!

BAFTA Nomination!

Fights in Tight Spaces has been nominated for a 2022 BAFTA Games Award in the Best British Game category. Congratulations to the Ground Shatter team and thanks to the members of the wider Bristol Games Hub community who worked on the project, and to everyone else for their support during development.
A full list of nominees can be found here!

Auroch Digital News!

Auroch Digital have recently released Freshwater Frenzy on Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. It's the first DLC for Megaquarium on console; we've worked really hard on bringing the Twice Circled game to more players, and are proud of the quality we've achieved.

We've also organised another festival with Steam focussed around simulation games, and we really can't wait to share more details!

Season 7 of the Auroch Digital podcast has come to a close, why not take a look back and catch up on any episodes you missed here!

WASD Event Discount Code!

WASD, taking place between the 7th & 9th April, is a new games event designed for games developers and players alike. Based at the Tobacco Dock in London, this is an opportunity to meet other developers and publishers, attend talks, and share insight into the industry. Thanks to our friends at Diva Agency, you can get a 20% discount on tickets with code BRISTOL22 (note this does not apply to charity session tickets). To get tickets, click here!


We are open and have spaces at the hub, so if you want to rent a desk space, or know anyone who would, then contact 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...


Women In Games Careers & Networking Expo: 10th March. Women in Games, supported by the amazing community of Corporate, Education and Individual Ambassadors from across the world, is proud to present the newest global Careers and Networking Expo. To get involved, click here!

Games Innovation Challenge: Deadline 24th March. Prize pool of £5,000. The majority of the team and the project lead must be enrolled at a university or college. For more info, visit here!

IndieCade: Deadline 31st March. IndieCade is now accepting submissions for their 2022 season!! For more info, visit here!

GAconf Europe: 11th-12th April. Two days of free talks and networking exploring how to make our games more accessible to disabled gamers, with speakers including Playground, Rare, Sony, Guerrilla, Rebellion, SpecialEffect and RNIB. Free registration available, click here!

Games Education Summit 2022: 21st-22nd April. Some of the UK’s leading games studios, recruiters and educators will come together this April for the Games Education Summit. To register for the event, click here!

Gayming Awards 2022: 25th April. The first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ video gaming is back! To grab a ticket, click here!

AbilityNet Accessibility Training: 27th April, 13:00 to 14:30 BST. This UK charity that strives towards creating a digital world accessible to all, are putting on training all about video game accessibility where participants will delve into the importance of making video games more accessible, alongside hardware and software considerations. Interested? Sign-up here!

Animex 2022: 16th-22nd May. 
Presented by Teesside University, the Tees Valley's international festival of animation, VFX and games is returning in 2022 as an in-person event once again for the biggest Animex Festival to date! To book your pass for the festival, click here!

Develop: Brighton 2022: 12th-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!

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!
If you're interested in joining our team in 2022, ping us your CV! We're keen to hear from UX/UI people, programmers, animators and more - more on our jobs page! 

Lo-Fi Games

Lo-Fi Games is a small, busy, independent games studio based in Bristol working on the sequel to the successful title Kenshi, who prize diversity and staff welfare.


We are looking for a Producer to help pull our Kenshi 2 team together and oversee its success. A challenging role for a huge and innovative project, the successful candidate will be working closely with our Game Director to keep the development and design teams working collaboratively towards milestones, whilst sticking to the same creative and technical vision.

For (much) more detail, and to apply, please visit our LinkedIn Producer Role job post with your covering letter added to your CV (you can only upload one document).

The closing date for applications is 24th March 2022 (subject to close early depending on applicants).

Apply for Producer role

Character Animator and Rigger | Full Time Contractor | Temporary 6 months | Remote/Hybrid

We are looking for a Character Animator and Rigger with a blend of strong technical skills (including scripting). They must have good artistic sense and be able to hit the ground running. The role will involve taking our rigged creatures one step further, animating them realistically and skinning a large number of armour sets. 
The position is a 6 month temporary contract with the possibility of an extension. For (much) more detail, and to apply, please visit our jobs page.

Lo-Fi Games is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We encourage a full range of diversity in our team and strongly encourage all people to apply, especially those from under-represented groups.

Applicants should send their CV and a covering statement detailing why you would like to work for us at Lo-Fi Games to

The closing date for applications is 1st April 2022, subject to close early depending on applicants.

Apply for Character Animator and Rigger role

UWE Games Technology

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We have extended the opportunity to apply. Check out the details below and apply to come and join our award winning team!

Join our TIGA Movement award winning programme as part of our game dev team UWE Bristol as a lecturer.
Particularly interested in unity3d & Unreal Engine skills to support our modules.
Details here!


Who are we?

Bristol Games Hub is a non-profit space for games and play. We run this newsletter, host events, and also rent desk space at cost price with no strings attached so you can get on with creating amazing games. Contact 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 April.

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