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Sponsored by Auroch Digital Ltd for April & May!

If you haven't heard of us already, we're a game development studio founded in 2010 and based in Bristol, UK. Since September 2021, we have been part of the Sumo Group and we work on a range of different projects, working with the likes of Games Workshop and Ndemic Creations. 

We are due to be releasing our beer-brewing simulation game, Brewmaster, later this year, and we are also working on some really exciting, top secret, games that are yet to be announced. Check out our jobs page to see a video about what it's like working for us and to find out our long list of benefits! If you are interested in being a part of our fun, friendly and fantastic team, then take a look at the link above!


The Anti Socials Are Back!

After the success of last week's BGH Quiz Night, we are pleased to announce the return of the Anti Socials! We are super excited to welcome everyone to the new Co-Op Mode space on the second floor of 77 Stokes Croft. As before, these events will take place on the last Thursday of the month. 

We ask everyone attending these events to still practice precaution, by not coming in if you have tested positive for COVID or have any symptoms of the virus. 

Dates for your anti social diary! 

28th April 2022

26th May 2022

30th June 2022

We look forward to seeing you all again! Or for any newcomers, we look forward to welcoming you! 


Auroch Digital is Passionate about Diversity and Climate Change!

Here at Auroch Digital, we believe that fighting climate change is getting more important as time goes on. We all need to take a pro-active attitude towards sustainability, otherwise there may not be a future that we can create games in. Take a look at our interview with PCGames here, ahead of our appearance as W.A.S.D. this Thursday-Saturday. 

We also take pride knowing that we are a diverse and inclusive indie studio here in Bristol. We want to show that #WhatAGameDevLooksLike can be anyone. 


Feral Flowers

Miyamoto got in touch recently and mentioned the cherry blossom was doing his head in, so Feral Flowers is up for pre-order in the Nintendo eShop as of right now in Europe, America, Australia and NZ, with Asia shortly to follow. The game will be released and playable on 29th April (28th in Asia).
For those who've somehow not yet been pestered by Doug for a playtest, Feral Flowers is a very fast roguelite platformer which attempts to smush together Super Meat Boy and Sega Rally Championship. You'll have to trust us that it at least kinda makes sense.
"We" have now sadly left the Hub (or should we say the Mode?) and would like to thank everyone for putting up with us for the past 3 months. It's been an absolute blast, and dare I say pretty unlikely this port would've happened if not for meeting you all. See you at an anti-social soon yeah? -Doug


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...


#RaiseTheGame Pledge Pillar Roundtables - April 2022
Join UKIE for chats, knowledge sharing and overall connecting with fellow individuals who want to learn and create impact on vital matters to make the games industry more diverse, inclusive and transparent. For more details, click here!

W.A.S.D - Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April
W.A.S.D is a brand new video game event taking place at London’s Tobacco Dock. Play pre-release games, chat with developers, meet content creators and more. What you overall got to ask yourself is Play games? Make games? Study games? - W.A.S.D is for you! To book your pass for the event, click here!

GAconf Europe - Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th April
Two days of free talks and networking exploring how to make 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 - Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd April
Some of the UK’s leading games studios, recruiters and educators will come together this April for the Games Education Summit. The agenda-setting conference is sponsored by Unity, Unreal Engine and Grads in Games, and returns as both a live and a streamed event. To register for the event, click here!

Watershed 'We Don't Bite' Lunchtime Talk - Friday 22nd April, 13:00 to 14:00 BST
In this week’s Lunchtime Talk Studio Resident Joe Hill and Sumaya Hassan-Murphy ask ‘how can the PM Studio become a more equitable and educational space for young people?’ If you want to book, click here!

Gayming Awards 2022 - Monday 25th April
The first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ video gaming is back! The Gayming Awards, presented by Twitch, returns for its second year in April 2022. With a mission to celebrate diversity and inclusivity globally within games and interactive media, it’s set to be even grander than the inaugural event. To grab a ticket, click here!

BGH Anti-Social - Thursday 26th April 
The Anti-Socials are back! Come on down to the Co-Op Mode space at 77 Stokes Croft to join in with the fun! 

AbilityNet Video Game Accessibility Training - Wednesday 27th April, 13:00 to 14:30 BST
The UK charity that strives towards creating a digital world accessible to all, still have spaces for their 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!

Watershed 'PoliNations' Lunchtime Talk - Friday 29th April
In this Lunchtime Talk, Angie Bual, Creative Director of Trigger discusses their project PoliNations, an epic multi-artform project created in response to Colston’s fall, greening cities, and gardening. If you want to book, click here!

Animex 2022 - Monday 16th to Sunday 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 learn more about the festival, click here!

BGH Anti-Social - Thursday 28th May 
The Anti-Socials are back! Come on down to the Co-Op Mode space at 77 Stokes Croft to join in with the fun! 

BGH Anti-Social - Thursday 30th June 
The Anti-Socials are back! Come on down to the Co-Op Mode space at 77 Stokes Croft to join in with the fun! 

Develop: Brighton 2022 - Tuesday 12th to Thursday 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 for Various Roles - Art, UX/UI, Design, Programming, Production!

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!
View our Jobs Page here

Marmalade Game Studio are Hiring a Programmer!

At Marmalade Game Studio, we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented game programmer with excellent technical ability to join our Game Studio to help create upcoming game projects on various platforms. We are the team behind the hit successes of Monopoly, Cluedo, Game of Life, Jumanjj. The successful candidate will be working on developing new high profile IP titles to create imaginative and engaging experiences across a range of platforms. We are based in Bath. If you are interested, please see further details of the role and information on how to apply here.
Further Details and How to Apply here

Lo-Fi Games are Hiring a Junior Community Manager & Character Animator & Rigger!

Lo-Fi Games is a small, busy, independent studio based in Bristol, currently working on the sequel to the sandbox survival RPG Kenshi.

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.
Junior Community Manager | Full time | Bristol / Hybrid

We are looking for a Junior Community manager to help us engage with and grow our audience of Kenshi fans.

This is an entry-level role complete with in-house, on-the-job training, and as such a great opportunity to get into the industry. No prior experience working at a games company, or as a professional Community Manager is required. 

You should be well-versed in the moderation of online communities and have demonstrable knowledge of platforms such as Discord, twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and TikTok.

For (much) more detail, and for further instructions on applying, please visit

The application submission deadline is 1st May 2022, subject to early close depending on applicants.
Apply for Junior Community Manager 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 six month temporary contract with the possibility of an extension. For (much) more detail, and for further instructions on applying, please visit

The closing date for applications has been extended to 1st May 2022, subject to close early, depending on applicants.
Apply for Character Animator and Rigger role


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. 

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