Saturday, October 14, 2017

Demo Day #5

Demo Day #5


IGDA Bangalore is hosting its 5th Demo Day on the 28th of October. If you are an indie, student or a hobbyist game designer, developer or artist we want you there!!

Date and Time: 28.10.2017 - 03:00PM
Venue: Holy Cow Productions (map below)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/132175157531277

Who is the Demo Day for and why should you be attending?
  • You've been working on a game, and are just itching to show it to some people. 
  • You're an artist/designer, and you have this really interesting project you're working on or have completed, which is somewhat related to games (maybe a third cousin?) 
  • You want to help developers by doing your bit - See their games/projects, give them feedback and cheer them on! 
  • You want to see what other local developers are doing - so that you could pepper them with questions on their games, and ask them for advice about your own.
  • Get to meet a lot of indies, students and hobbyists; and maybe even collaborate!!
  • Play prototypes and games in production and have bragging rights when the games go platinum ;)
  • and last but not least, it is a lot of fun!! 
To get a glimpse of what happens during a demo day, do take a look at what went down in our last event.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Industry Speaks #2 - Game Design and Development Postmortems



Our Industry Speaks series continues with a set of postmortems in September.

Postmortem normally means “after death” (when forensic doctors examine the death cause etc. of a dead body). However when the word is used in the gaming world it means that developers analyze their finished game and reflect on everything they did during its creation. Basically they talk about what went right and what went wrong in their pre-production, production and post-production cycles.

In this meetup we have four Indian game development studios who are making games for a local audience as well as a global user base talking about the game design and development experiences through.

We cordially invite you to indulge in this rich transmission of information and also to engage with these developers to learn from their experience building and releasing their games.

Agenda
  • 10:00 - 10:30 - Introductions, Networking, Chai, Coffee, Settle in!! 
  • 10:30 - 11:00 - All in a Day's Play 
  • 11:00 -11: 30 - Holy Cow Productions 
  • 11:30 - 12:00 - Xigma Games 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Mech Mocha
Date & Time : 2nd September at 10:00 - 13:00
Venue: Mech Mocha Game Studios

RSVP on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/135628816954714
RSVP on Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Game-Developers/events/242583230/

For those of you who have issues finding the place, please call Rishi @ 9740980880 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Let's talk games

When we were running the Global Game Jam in January this year we wanted a quick and easy way to chat, discuss and get help from fellow jammers from Bangalore and others across various jam sites in India. Our idea was to setup a Slack and quickly get the ball moving. This turned out to be a great success during the jam as there was a lot of back and forth and sharing of screenshots etc. on all the channels.

As part of the continuing efforts to bring the game development community closer, we decided that such an open space could still be useful beyond the GGJ and can help the community grow. Our pubic slack channel is open to all and is now a 100+ strong. Follow the link below to ...


Monday, March 27, 2017

IGDA Bangalore presents, The Industry Speaks



"I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am." - Albert Einstein

Great designers and artists seem to have an extrasensory knack when it comes to getting things just right by going with their gut. As with everything great about the gut, we believe that this is also a cultivated taste.

What better way to validate and back your intuitions than with actual data!

Demo Day #4 - A look back

As this eventful weekend comes to a close, we take a moment to look back at the Demo Day. But first, some numbers.

This is officially our 4th Demo Day. About 40 people attended the event, of which the majority were developers and the rest consisted of a small number of students and folk from other industries. We saw demos of around 12 games, most of which were still under development or in early beta.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Events Galore!

If you love games and if you are in Bangalore, then you are in luck! This weekend seems to be jam packed with events back to back! Here are a few you want to keep an eye on and attend (in chronological order).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Global Game Jam 2017 - A look back


The Global Game Jam 2017 has come to a close, we’ve had a good few days of much needed rest and relaxation; as well as time to catch up for some introspection. This is our GGJ 2017 postmortem post in which we will try to give you an idea of what went into planning and executing this year’s jam. We’ll also try to make notes on what went well and what didn’t so that next year we can do it all over again, but better. Over the years Bangalore has had the good fortune of a wealth of participants coming to the jam, from all over India. In the past few years, we’ve seen newer jam sites open up. Initially we wondered if this would dilute the community of jammers who jammed every year, but that wasn’t to be, as we’ve had a record number of registrations and jammer participation than any year.