Home Forums #IrishGameDev in the News GD.ie Meeting & Shindig [Tue 26th Feb]

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  • #8695

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    It’s time to arrange our February meeting and shindig.

    I’m putting up a provisional date of the 26th of February, but that can be changed if there’s call to do so.

    The format will be the same as previous events, with a "roundtable" discussion/meeting in Eustace Street at 7pm followed by pints in a local pub (which we should choose here) at 9pm.

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  • #49581

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    If it is like the last time….we will need extra chairs!

    Aphra

  • #49582

    Anonymous

    If it is like the last time….we will need extra chairs!

    Aphra[/quote:84743a9403]

    I’ll arrange that. :)

  • #49583

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    a nice account of some similar type indie meets in Derry & Belfast – see http://cmr.ulster.ac.uk/

    Aphra

  • #49588

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    can you bring mic’s and cameras so we can record it too?

  • #49590

    Anonymous

    i am only new to to this website.

    is this an event open to everyone? is it a discussion of the website or games develpment projects?

  • #49596

    Anonymous

    can you bring mic’s and cameras so we can record it too?[/quote:bae36c840e]

    I’m not sure that people would be comfortable with it being recorded, there is a lot of information passed around and some of it may be somewhat sensitive. It’s a very open forum.

    i am only new to to this website.

    is this an event open to everyone? is it a discussion of the website or games develpment projects?[/quote:bae36c840e]

    The event is open to everyone.

    These events are all about game development in general, the topics include things like game design, business, marketing, industry discussion. We probably will talk about the site as well.

    I hope to see you there.

  • #49601

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    Fair enough, maybe minutes of the meeting could be released then to let people know what was brought up instead?

    I should be grand that date to attend, if anyone has questions or is looking for specific marketing/pr/distribution/international markets advice, if i can help, I will!

  • #49606

    Anonymous

    Date’s grand with me and nothing else on at that time by that I know of so should be good with most people

  • #49610

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    yes agreed re recording. These meetings are informal meetings for sharing experiences but some are probably best kept in the room.

    date good and I or Andrea can update on the last Games Ireland meeting.

    Aphra

  • #49653

    Anonymous

    Hi is this open to all Im currently a student at CCT trying to choose a career path and would love to hear the discussion?

  • #49654

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    In the main these meetings are for companies and lecturers of relevant game courses..and we are tight on space as it is.

    what do people think about others attending?

    Aphra

  • #49659

    Anonymous

    I guess no one will be refused at the door, but as a rule of thumb we could agree that participants should have something to contribute to the discussion, be it a pressing question they need to address, ideas for collaborations, tips they want to share, or some news on development/design.

    I guess games GIG on thursday and shindigs are good for introductions and starting to get involved.

    Is that non-inclusive? Would just "open to everyone" be a better approach? is that even an issue outside school circles :)

    Cheers,

    Sergio.

  • #49688

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    don’t forget folks….

    tomorrow night @7pm…

    busy week of events

    Aphra

    Ps the agenda is pretty open: anyone can propose something at the beginning or here on the boards in advance.

    I can do a summary update on games ireland meetings and updates on gd.ie redesign

  • #49690

    Anonymous

    Cannot make it tomorrow night sorry……
    But if you wish I can send aphra a few tickets for Games Fleadh.

    Hope to see everyone at GIG

  • #49693

    Anonymous

    Rats, for some reason, I thought this was on Thursday after the GIG, rather than today. Can’t make it today, hope it goes well for ye though

  • #49696

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    well I hope some people can make it…!

    I will be there just before 7pm on the door…

    if you think you will be late pm me and I will send you a contact no to get in.

    Aphra

  • #49708

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Thanks to those who turned up last night on what is a busy week. The following are the key topics we discussed.

    1) Cluster overview
    This is the government/EI/IDA/everyone body that is meeting once a quarter to try to implement things from the Forfas action plan. Owen from Bitsmith has been invited on to it as they feel they need more indie input.

    2) Games Ireland and events this week
    There are two Games Ireland events this week, one on Thurs co-located with Microsoft event in the Aviva and one on Friday in Windmill Lane. We believe there will be an announcement about a games incubator space. Also each meeting of games ireland now has a rotating indie representative. If you are interested in attending and are in a full time games company just drop aphra, andrea or owen a PM.

    3) DJIFF Guillaume event
    Eventually took place last Sat 23rd and Owen from BitSmith chaired it. Since Guillaume is involved in the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) he seems to have had some good advice for developing indie developers.

    4) Gd.ie redesign
    Aphra noted that there had been another meeting where Dave, John and Aphra discussed options and stages of the redesign. There is a google doc that a number of people are contributing to. PM aphra if you would like to be involved

    5) Next meeting
    It was decided that the next meeting would involve 1-3 indies discussing game design issues in current projects and others giving constructive criticism. A kind of show and tell. This will probably be in early April – more details to follow. Currently BitSmith and BatCat have games at a stage they could present. If you have too…then pm aphra

    6) Other
    There is a entrepreneurs group on Linked In for CEO’s of local game companies. If you fit that bill – search it out.

    Did I miss anything? Feel free to add and comment.

    Aphra

  • #49710

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    Hi Aphra,

    Re: 1, that’s great. I had brought that up in the December cluster meeting, and I’m glad they actually acted on it :)

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