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Greetings, you lovely Bristol Games Hub Newsletter subscribers! It's time for another monthly dose of news and updates from the Bristol and surrounding areas game development scene. Obviously, things are a little coviddy at the moment, and as such we should probably start by reminding folk that all Bristol Games Hub events are cancelled until further notice, but we'll have more news on that in a bit. But lots of positive stuff going on and reasons to be thankful - my kitchen has never been so clean for instance. Let's start with the news proper shall we?


Bristol Games Hub regrets to say for that for time being we're cancelleing the Antisocials until further notice. We're hoping to get them going again as soon as possible. We're also looking into doing some virtual ones (see next item!) but for now there will be no face-to-face events.

Games Women: Couch Social

The show must go on!

As a result of safe social distancing, for the next women in games
evening we'll be networking from the safe distance of our couches!
Socialise and meet new women in the games industry through match-made
gaming sessions.

Group up and fight your way through enemies in a
Vermintide match or extinguish kitchen fires together in Overcooked 2 -
anything you choose (subject to other signups.) More details here!


New DLC - RICO: Breakout is Out

RICO: Breakout from BGH based Ground Shatter Games is available NOW!

Prepare to take down more bad guys with a brand-new set of weapons in RICO: Breakout

Out on all Platforms $4.99 / €4.99

Auroch Digital

Bringing you stuff to do

Auroch Podcast
The Auroch Digital Podcast has started it's fifth season strong with two episodes now available for you to stream! The first is an episode from Dr Tomas Rawlings about the history of Games and Democracy. The second episode chronicles the glorious and often bizarre world of Harry Potter videogame adaptions, led by our new co-host Jemima Crow.

Available on your favourite podcast streaming platforms, or here for your convenience:

A Brief History of Games and Democracy
Harry Potter and the Videogame Adaptation

Auroch Blog
Self isolating? Why not distract and entertain yourself with a lovely free game! The staff at Auroch give their recommendations on their favorite free games you can download and play now without coughing up so much as a penny. Read here

Mars Horizon Beta date announced

Lead a major space agency as you guide humanity to Mars in this strategy simulation game. Construct a base, design and build rockets, conduct missions throughout the Solar System, and write your own history of space exploration. Created with support from the European Space Agency.

Watch the beta trailer here!

What will the beta include?
The beta allows you to experience the journey as far as the Moon. The full game takes you to Mars and beyond.
  • Undertake 14 milestone missions (out of 36 in the full game)
  • Choose to take on approximately 30 optional request missions
  • 3 playable space agencies: ESA, NASA and Russia (5 in the full game)
  • Approximately 8 hours gameplay
  • Dozens of rocket parts, upgrades and payloads to research
  • Multiple buildings to unlock and construct
  • Hire, fire and even rename astronauts
  • Exciting narrative twists which can aid or hinder your goals
Please note: The Mars Horizon beta is a sample of the full game and is still in development.

The full game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020. 

Sign up for the beta here
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...

Autistica Play Event

Making a positive impact in difficult times

Autistica Play event in partnership with the BFI Certification Unit on
3rd April on their Twitch channel

Join Autistica to find out how Industry and games can make a positive
impact on many of our colleagues and players at such a vulnerable time
of their lives Details here

Following a very successful GameJam in partnership with the Tentacle
Zone at Payload Studios,  Autistica is excited to share with you 23
amazing submissions, a number of which are from autistic people
themselves. Play the games here!

Lo-Fi games
Lo-Fi Games is hiring a personal assistance/ office admin.

For more details, visit Lo-Fi's job page here

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