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PHEW, WOT A SCORCHER! And no, not the weather, I'm talkin' bout this issue of the magnificent world renowned Bristol Games Hub newsletter.  We had a little bit of a slow month last month as everything caught up, but good golly Miss Molly we're back firing on all cylinders now. It's content-a-go-go!

We've got info on new games, new podcasts, new events, plus the usual fruity picks of the most pertinent news stories that caught our eye in the last month.  So put aside 10 minutes and have yourself an extended squizz at this latest BGH bulletin.


Still no face-to-face events planned for the near future at the Bristol Games Hub, but continue to watch this space because as soon as we've got something solid, you folk will be the first to hear about it.


Force of Habit

Free Vampire Simulators for all!

It's been GAME-JAM-O-RAMA for plucky Force of Habit lately, as they've been participating in Ludum Dare 46.

And if you've ever wanted to pretend to be a vampire in a first person leap-em-up, this one's for you. Go on, sink your teeth into some pixel art victims. It's cathartic!

Play for free on Game Jolt here
Watch the development postmortem on YouTube

3 Fold Games

Before I Forget release date announced with trailer

3-Fold Games, the micro game studio co-founded by Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood, is launching its debut game, Before I Forget. Developed with support from medical professionals and Gaming the Mind, this short narrative game centres Sunita, a woman living with dementia. Players interact with objects to unlock Sunita’s memories and unravel a mystery. The game launches as a Humble Original on 5 June 2020, followed by Steam and for PC, Mac and Linux, on 16 July 2020. 
Before I Forget Announce Trailer
Players step into the world of Sunita - a woman living with early onset dementia. As you wander from room to room, you discover mysterious objects, each holding a fleeting, fragmented memory. Examine faded postcards, scribbled notes, photographs, and more to uncover Sunita’s past, piece together her life-story and understand her present.

Find out more on the Steam page, 3-Fold Games's Website or their page on

Auroch Digital

Slingin' that prime podcast content

The entire fifth season of Auroch Digital's 'How To Make A Videogame' podcast is now up, and there's some fun episodes available to listen to for free.  Here's what's on the menu for your listening pleasure:

A Brief History of Games and Democracy - Tomas contemplates the history of democratic representation in the digital medium of videogames

Happy Potter and the Videogame Adaptation - Jem dissects the low poly corpses of Harry Potter videogames gone by

A Brief History of Non-Warhammer Games Workshop Games - Tomas takes us on a tour of some of GW's other videogame ventures.

A Day in the Life of Auroch Digital - Matt Walker pokes his cheeky head through various doors and gives us a fly-on-the-wall taste of office life over at Auroch Towers (recorded pre-COVID19).

A Brief History of Ghostbusters Games - Matt 'Galaxy' Walker guides us through the good, the bad and the ugly movie to videogame tie ins starring everyone's favourite paranormal investigators and eliminators - the Ghostbusters.

The Mars Horizon Update - Senior Producer Mike gives us the insider scoop on where the project is at, what's left to do and how it's gone so far.

A Brief History of Space Games - Let's hope you wanted to hear a lot about arcade games, because Mike's leading this cursory history of games set in space. He's done his best.

The Oliver Twins and How to Make a Videogame - We are joined by the actual real-life Oliver Twins as Matt, Jem and Mike ask them questions about life, the universe, making games and of course... EGGS.

Animals in Videogames: Simulated Furry Friends - Jemima gets all protective over some of her favourite digital creatures.

They're all up now on the Auroch Digital website, but also all your favourite podcast hosting websites. Possibly the sucky ones too.
Also, Auroch Digital is proud to announce its partnership with The Irregular Corporation to publish Mars Horizon, which was recently announced with this rather spunky trailer:
Hold onto your shorts, it's the Mars Horizon announce trailer!
You can wishlist Mars Horizon on Steam here. It releases this year for Switch, PS4, Series X and Steam
HEY YOU! 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...

Workspace Petition

Getting support in the COVID crisis

There's a petition focused on getting support for workspaces, like the hub, that are getting hit by the COVID-19 crisis and fall between the gaps of the current provision. If you can sign that would be amazing, thanks! (Note if you do there is a box to say space your part of, which is Bristol Games Hub, even if you only attend an event, look at the FB group or read the newsletter, then you're part of the community! 

Please click here to find out more information

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