PGF 2015 – Now Seeking Sponsorship

Quick, simple and to the point, the Perth Games Festival is now seeking sponsorship! Part of what makes the PGF so great is that it is the result of the community coming together to share local works, and support our growing creative industry. So in order to pull off the ideas we have planned, and to make sure this year’s event is an even bigger success than last time, we need your support!

So what will Sponsorship help PGF do?

Well first things first, it will go a long way to help ensure this year’s main event is a special, fun and enjoyable time for all. On top of that, we intend to build on our panels from last year, and have some more great people share their wisdom on the local game scene. We want to make sure these Speakers are treated well, and there are plans to bring over a couple of interstate speakers! We also are planning some interesting ways of promoting this year’s games festival in November, not to mention wanting to plaster the town with posters and the walls of facebook with info on what’s going on. We also have some other secret plans for Festival day, and while we can’t reveal them right now you can be sure it’ll be great fun.

(Click here to down the PGF 2015 Sponsorship Document)

What do you get out of being a Sponsor?

In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you get from supporting local creatives, sponsoring the festival has a range of benefits. Depending on the sponsorship level, lending your assistance could gain you prime logo placement on the site and promotional documents, content space in the event program, or even a name-share in the festival!

There are of course many other rewards to being a sponsor, so if you’re interested check out our information booklet to your right! It also goes into more detail about the Perth Games Festival, what we did last year and what we’re looking to do this year.

To put your name down to sponsor the Festival…

Simply fill out a Sponsorship Agreement Form and we will be in contact with you shortly.  Alternatively, contact Becky, Jess and myself via sponsors@letsmakegames.org if you would like to have a chat first.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jon Hayward
Director – 2015 Perth Games Festival

Hello and Welcome to the Perth Games Festival for 2015!

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I’m sitting here at my computer with this welcome post the last job to do before we launch the new site and just kind of stuck on what to say.  We’ve prepped the new site, prepared a shiny new media release, written a nice form for everyone to register their interest to exhibit, opened up dedicated twitter and facebook accounts and even prepared a mailing list if you want to be updated directly in your inbox.  The only thing I haven’t done is finish writing this welcome post and I’ll be honest, that’s because this is difficult to write.

And that’s because I’m stepping into pretty big shoes, Anthony Sweet was the previous ring-leader of Lets Make Games and he ran a pretty tight ship (now he writes ships in tight situations!) and while I had the pleasure of working with Anthony on last year’s PGF and this year’s Global Game Jam in my usual logistical capacity it only further emphasized the sheer mountain of work he completed year after year.  But I know everything will be fine, both Becky and Jess have returned to assist with organising PGF and I couldn’t ask for a better team (they have already been handed their pickaxes).  All I need to do is put everything I’ve done over the years into practice as the person in charge ^_^;

So here’s the important announcement, the Perth Games Festival will be held on Saturday the 28th of November at the Perth Town Hall (mark that date down now, or add it to your gcal!) and with thanks to the City of Perth you will still be able to enter, check out the games and chat to developers for free!  We have made a few small changes, for starters this year we’re taking up the entire Perth Town Hall (both floors!) and we have already changed our floor plan so you will be (in theory) less cramped both demonstrating and checking out the great games Perth has to offer.

So what will you see at this year’s festival?  Well we’re working towards organising one or two developer focused events during the week on the lead-up to the Saturday, hopefully presenting talks and providing opportunities to chat and meet other developers.  Then when it comes to the showcase you will see local developers showing their newest games, games that need dice, games that have been put together the night before, games that make you think, and some devs might even return with a game from the previous year so you can see how far it’s come since the last festival.  And we’re working to incorporate more analog and pervasive forms of gaming into the festival.  What I know for sure is that Western Australia has plenty of amazing game developers from all ages and walks of life and coming together for the festival will be a pretty fun time for all.

In the meantime we’ll get back to organising PGF, don’t hesitate to follow those links in my opening paragraph and if you want to drop us a line hello@perthgamesfestival.com.au is always open.

I look forward to working with you all this year!
Hope you’re having a good one!

Jon Hayward
Festival Director