All the latest news freshly picked from the Bristol Games Hub
View this email in your browser

Happy Halloween! Have a Spooky Time!


Made in Bristol: Games Showcase, Thursday 27th October 6:30pm

Come along to our first (recent) public showcase of games released or in development from local games developers. Drop-in, chat, play–enjoy some drinks and pizza from our sponsors.

For more info, visit the event page!


Congratulations to James Parker!

Congrats from the BGH to our very own hub co-director and head honcho at Ground Shatter, James Parker, for winning the Reboot Develop Hero Award!

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

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: End of October 2022.

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

The Bristol Digital Game Lab has now Launched!

The Bristol Digital Game Lab has launched 🎮 The Lab is a new interdisciplinary, cross-sector research group, coordinated by Dr Xiaochun Zhang and Dr Richard Cole. Let's get the game started together!

Auroch Digital's Beer Brewing Simulation Game 'Brewmaster' is Out Now!

Quick!! Grab your copy on steam now for an extra 10% off until tomorrow!! Auroch Digital would like to thank you all for waiting with us! Create a beer on us!

Also, if you fancy trying our beer IRL, head down to the Moor Beer site in St Philips, to pick up one of these tasty brews. 


Impress Games Update!

Ashley at Impress Games has been working on a lot of projects recently. See further details below:

How Auroch Digital is changing the face of UI/UX!

Since it was founded in 2010, Auroch Digital has been committed to being a studio that does things differently. With such a variety of titles ranging from space-themed strategy games to relaxing city-build sims, how do UI/UX teams at Auroch Digital continue to deliver exceptional experiences for their players?

Read UI/UX Director at Auroch Digital, Alix Briskham's, article on how they're doing things differently.

Opportunity for Games Industry to engage with the next generation of games designers!

Taking place at the University of Bristol on 2 and 3 November, GamesJam attracts up to 100 talented University of Bristol Computer Science undergraduates. The students will take part in a games design challenge which will be judged by a panel of design experts.

Not only will this competition showcase the very best talent, but it will also provide companies in the games design industry the opportunity to engage with the future generation of designers. 
The competition will run across two days. If you would like to get involved by judging the games, presenting a talk, sponsoring a prize, or managing a stand, please email Jo is working in the MyWorld Programme in the Skills and Training team.

Ndemic Creations Update!

We've been very busy at Ndemic Creations working on the first DLC for Rebel Inc: Escalation, Sand & Secrets! Take a look here.

Free for the first month, the DLC includes the new oil-rich region Golden Sands and 4 Official Scenarios.

Auroch Digital are up for TIGA awards in 5 categories!

Auroch Digital have been shortlisted in 5 categories for the TIGA awards, including Best Educational, Serious or Simulation Game (Mars Horizon) and best large studio. Congratulations to Auroch Digital and to the other nominees too!


Co-op Mode are open and currently have 1 desk space 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...


Bristol Technology Festival, 10-14th October 2022 

The Bristol Tech Festival (BTF) is finally here! Next week over 70 events will take place across the city of Bristol, bringing the best in tech together to share knowledge and build connections.
You can see the full scheudule and sign up for a wide variety of mostly free talks, workshops, and panels here. The festival will have a different theme for each day: Purpose, Protect, People, Play and Pioneer - these themes will span the depth and breadth of what Bristol’s tech and digital cluster has to offer, encompassing everything from Green Tech companies innovatively tackling the climate crisis, to smart AI solutions to truly demonstrate the vibrancy of our sector.
Thanks to our Headline Partner, Hippo Digital, our Founding Partners, AND Digital, BaseKit, Huboo and Newicon, as well as all of our Community Partners for making it possible for TechSPARK to bring you BTF2022. See you there!

Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference, Tuesday 11th October 9am - 5pm

The Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference is returning next week as a part of the Bristol Technology Festival 2022! 
Expect a day of analysis, speakers, presentations, and workshops that explore the current state and future of the cybersecurity industry. We believe Cyber conferences should be fun and engaging – and open to all regardless of experience. At Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference we explore the industry through fun social engineering & gamification activities, encouraging everyone to participate through interactive events and real-world challenges.
We will gather leading professionals, practitioners, and academics to explore the issues and challenges, and to celebrate the innovation and enterprise of the Cyber community in the region.

Join an audience of delegates from across the sector, focused on protecting businesses, government and critical national infrastructure, SMEs and the public sector.

Come along, make new connections, join the discussion and learn about the current challenges, new solutions and the future of Cyber. Tickets are flying out fast, so make sure to reserve yourself a spot here.

Games Developer Conference (GDC) – San Francisco, March 20-24 2023 – supporting attendance from the West of England

MyWorld, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Invest Bristol & Bath, is seeking to connect with games businesses in the West of England who have an interest in attending GDC.

GDC is the games industry's premier professional event, championing game developers and the advancement of their craft. It brings the games development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration and networking.

We will be co-hosting an event on 13th October 0930 > 1030 at the Pervasive Media Studio in order to highlight DIT support for businesses seeking to expand internationally:
  • In the US, with DIT in San Francisco, and UKIE, promoting UK business development around the conference
  • In the UK, an opportunity for support with funding the DIT Internationalisation Fund (up to £9k per SME business subject to application criteria)
Attending from the Department for International Trade will be:
  • Cindy Fabian – DIT San Francisco
  • Rosamund O’Neill – DIT Los Angeles
  • Lara Purser – DIT Houston
In addition, Ameeta Virk from DIT UK will detail the criteria for application to the Internationalisation Fund.
As well as promoting the opportunities at GDC the DIT USA team will also provide information on their activities around SxSW for prospective attendees.
NB: One-to-one meeting slots are available after the event.
Our intention is to generate a cohort of West of England businesses attending key US trade events, able to generate new business and bring back market intelligence on industry trends and opportunities to feed into future plans for investment by MyWorld.
We hope you can join us on 13th October at 0930, Pervasive Media Studio (Watershed, Bristol) – please RSVP to:
Alternatively, if you are unable to attend please email expressing your interest in learning more about this initiative.


Auroch Digital is Hiring for Various Roles, with a big focus on Programming, 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 November.

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
Copyright © 2022 Bristol Games Hub, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp