FeaturedSponsor the 2017 Perth Games Festival!

The Perth Games Festival is now seeking sponsorship!

Previous years have seen thousands of people walk through the doors of the Perth Town Hall to play locally made games, and learn how they can make their own. The festival is a volunteer-run event, and part of what makes it so great is that it’s the result of the community coming together to share local works, and support our growing creative industry. The support of local businesses helps all this happen, so come join us to show what Western Australia has to offer!

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 upon your sponsorship tier you could get yourself a naming-share of the event, direct association with the talks stream, logo placement on our sites and marketing material, or even a half page advertisement in our event programme!

There are of course many other rewards to being a sponsor, so if you’re interested…

Here’s what you need to know:

For all the details on the Sponsorship tiers, check out our 2017 Prospectus!

To apply simply fill out a Sponsorship Agreement Form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Alternatively, contact these guys if you would like to have a chat first:

Sponsorship Officer Lauren: lauren@letsmakegames.org

Festival Coordinator Brooke: Brooke@letsmakegames.org

We hope you can join us for the 2017 Perth Games Festival!

The Badge Quest Returns, with Excellent Prizes

The Achievement Badge Quest is back again, giving you the chance to win prizes just by playing games! Around the Perth Games Festival a number of developers have exclusive festival badges for you to collect – here’s what you need to know to get your badges and win some awesome things.

How does it work?

The Badge Quest is free to take part in; here’s what you need to do to get involved:

  • Get your 1st Badge from the Welcome Desk (and take a peek at the prizes),
  • Play games at the all the badge booths to earn the other Badges (a total of 6 for kids under fifteen, and 10 for everyone older),
  • Return to the Welcome Desk to show them all the badges…
  • PICK YOUR PRIZE!!

What can you win?

We once again have an excellent range of prizes available for you to choose from, including lots of games, tickets, and books for both adults and kids on making games, coding and art. Prizes are limited though, so be sure to get in early and get playing so you can have your pick of the best!

Here are some of the super cool prizes offer…

  • PAX Australia 3 Day Passes3 Day PAX Passes!

Yes that’s right, thanks to PAX Aus you could get yourself a full pass to attend the massive PAX Aus event in Melbourne (valued at $165 ea).

(Note: Only two 3-day passes are available. These tickets are for the PAX Aus event only, and do not include flights or accomodation for the event.)

 

  • Tons of Australian Games!

Our friends over at Surprise Attack have put together a solid selection of Australian-made games for you to get your hands on, including Hacknet, ScreencheatSuper Mutant Alien Assault, Western Press,Dungeon League and Vertiginous Golf!

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Nostalgia Box Retro GamesGet yourself a family pass to The Nostalgia Box, and check out over 100 consoles from the 1970s through to the 2000s. Plus you can actually play iconic and awesome games, including Pong, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and many more. This is a great way to go behind the scene and uncover the ‘making’ of present-day consoles as you read the stories of each console. You are sure to find most if not all consoles from you childhood as well as many you have never seen before.

 

Realmz Escape GameJump into a mystery, with free tickets to the Realmz Curse of the Mummy escape room. It’s like being inside a point-and-click adventure game, only the puzzles are all too real. Upon receiving a diary owned by your great, great grandfather you find clues that link him to an ancient legend of a great and almighty pharaoh… and so begins your journey into mystery.

 

  • Books, accessories, vouchers, and much more!

There will be many more prizes for you to choose from, including a massive selection of books about games and game-making (thanks to Boffins), Vouchers for iTunes, GooglePlay and Steam, and much much more!  Just head on over to the Welcome Desk to get everything you need to know, and a look at the other cool items you have to choose from.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Festival Volunteers


 

Shoutout to the Sponsors that make all this possible. In particular, the folks you helped us with prizes are:

PAX Aus   SurpriseAttack_Logo1

 Nostalgia Box - Logo  Realmz Escape Room Game

 

And of course, our other excellent sponsors:

MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ⍟

ShowGizmoBinary Space, ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient ComputingUnity

and Isaac Turner Design.

Final ‘Thank you’ to super cool Sponsors

The games festival is almost upon us! So we would like to do one last thank you to some brilliant sponsors who have come together to support the event, and keep it awesome and free.  So join us in saying a super big THANK YOU to…


Fire Tech Camp are all about teaching kids about tech, so they jumped at the opportunity to be involved! They will also be showcasing at the festival, at booth 12 – be sure to check it out.

Fire Tech Camp

Fire Tech Camp Australia is a leading tech educator, bringing together creativity, innovation and technology to empower children with the right skills and environment so they can build something amazing. Through school holiday tech camps, after school clubs and Saturday tech clubs we put technology into kids hands so they can create their own games, design mobile apps, build robots to their bidding and much more! Fire Tech Camp is proud to support the showcasing of local talent and are excited about developing the tech literacy of our new generations.


Autodesk joined us in 2015, and their back again providing support for the festival as well as connecting with local game developers and animators!

Autodesk logo

Autodesk tools for game makers. Start making your game now!
It’s never been easier to make 3D games! Have you ever wanted to make your own game but thought it was too hard?

Maybe you have great ideas but you didn’t know how to get started?
Well, making games isn’t just for elite programmers anymore! We’ve got everything you need to get started.
Check out www.autodesk.com/makegames

 


We all know that Scitech is home to super cool science, but did you know that they share a lot of their information through games and play?

Scitech

Explore your world at Scitech with engaging science and technology experiences for the whole family. Experiment with robotics in the CSIRO Lab, play with the latest gadgets and gizmos in the Rio Tinto Innovation Central exhibition, or see a whole different world using virtual reality headsets. Scitech also has explosive science shows, over 100 interactive exhibits and Australasia’s largest planetarium.

Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Nostalgia Box is not only a place to go check out iconic consoles and gaming history, they also host local playtesting events for Playup Perth! They will be showing off their excellent ware alongside the Playup Perth booth, over at table 23.

Nostalgia Box - Logo


The
Nostalgia Box is Australia’s 1st interactive Video Game Console Museum, located in Northbridge. A day at The Nostalgia Box promises new experiences, a loving trip down memory lane, and a crash-course in the history of gaming. This is the perfect opportunity to share your childhood with loved ones or just relive it once more!

 


GameCloud are the official media partner for the event, connecting with local game developers to bring you all the news on their games, plus interviews, reviews and more.

GameCloud - Media Sponsor
GameCloud is an online games media outlet based in Perth, Western Australia. We aim to deliver detailed reviews, features, and original content that is not influenced by profiteering.

 


Realmz Escape Game joined us last year with special tickets for the Curse of the Mummy escape room game. Test your mind with an experience that draws you in, and challenges you to escape…

Realmz Escape Room Game

Realmz Escape Game is a fully immersive theme park experience that puts you and your friends as the adventurers in a real life fantasy world. Explore the tomb to discover the clues and solve the puzzles before your time runs out.

 


A special thanks also goes to Isaac Turner Design, who is behind the brilliant designs you will see this year on the festival flyers, program and posters.

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And of course, we would like to once again thank our other excellent sponsors:

MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ⍟

ShowGizmoPAX AusSurprise Attack, and Binary Space

ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity

Realmz Escape Room, Nostalgia Box, and Isaac Turner Design.

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

 

Introducing our Platinum Sponsor, Murdoch University!

It’s not long until the 2016 Perth Games Festival hits, so without further ado we would like to introduce you to the epic, the wonderful, the excellent Platinum Sponsor for the event – Murdoch University. Their staff and students are always enthusiastic about getting involved with the local games community, and we are excited to have them join us again this year. In fact, not only are they backing the festival, their students will once again be showcasing the great games they have been working on this year!

So THANK YOU Murdoch University, for supporting the games community of Western Australia, and training the next generation of game-makers!

Murdoch University, Boss Party       murdoch_smallgods_sm       Murdoch University, Night Before Simulator       murdoch_lightofdark_sm

So Murdoch does have to say about their games courses?

The Games Art and Design course at Murdoch University takes you through the entire game development journey, from ideas and concepts through to prototypes, mods, and finished games. Exploring the full art and design pipeline, you’ll look at concept art, character and environment design, 3D modelling, animation and rigging, level design, game engine integration, game studies and critique, and the playtesting methods you’ll need to make sure your games deliver a stunning experience.

For those looking to take their games to the next level, Murdoch’s Graduate Diploma in Games and Apps Production focusses on launching a game into the market. You’ll build entrepreneurial skills in business management and marketing, as well as the specific development best-practices to execute market-driven games and launch them globally.

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And of course, we would like to once again thank our other excellent sponsors:

ShowGizmoHealthEnginePAX AusSurprise Attack, and Binary Space

ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity

Realmz Escape Room, Nostalgia Box, and Isaac Turner Design.

 

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

More wonderful sponsors join the 2016 Festival!

Say hello to our new sponsors! As we have mentioned previously, the Perth Games Festival remains a free event thanks to the support of local businesses. So please join us in saying “Thank You!” to the businesses who make the Perth Games Festival possible 💕

 


★ GOLD SPONSOR ★

The crew from PAX Aus have jumped in to join the game aficionados of Western Australia as a Gold Sponsor of the Perth Games Festival. There will also be opportunities to get your hands on some PAX passes as prizes on the day, so stay tuned for more details on that!

PAX Aus

 

PAX AUS  is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. No matter your game, there is something for everyone at Australia’s largest gaming festival.

PAX Aus will be taking place Nov 4-6 in Melbourne. Local developer Jacob Janerka and his game Paradigm will also be on show at the event, as part of the Australian Indie Showcase. It’s worth the trip, so be sure to check it out!

 


 

 ✪ TALKS SPONSOR ✪

Thanks to HealthEngine.com.au, we are pleased to announce that all panels at the 2016 Festival will include Auslan Interpreters, to ensure that their content is accessible to all gamers. HealthEngine.com.au is a site that connect patients and practitioners with healthcare professionals, and we greatly appreciate their eagerness to ensure Perth’s Deaf community can connect with local game developers!

 

Health Engine

HealthEngine.com.au is Australia’s #1 online health destination listing more than 70,000 practices, and attracting over 750,000 unique website visits every month. Each month, we help hundreds of thousands of patients find and book health appointments online. By leveraging the power of internet and technology we are improving the way patients navigate the complex health system and deliver better healthcare experiences for all.


 

 ✪ OFFICIAL MOBILE APP PROVIDER ✪

The Perth Games Festival has partnered with ShowGizmo to ensure that you have everything you need for the event, right in the palm of your hand. Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement on how you can use it to maximum gaming time, get ahead in the badge quest, and win some awesome prizes.

ShowGizmo - Event AppShowGizmo‘s Event App Platform brings all your content together for your events, conferences and meetings. Now all your event participants can plan their event participation with immediate access to Sessions, Schedules, Speakers and ALL event Content before, during and even after an event 24/7. Our CMS will gives event organisers and marketers real-time event data and engagement analytics to not only leverage your current event but every event you do. Get even more in-depth attendee engagement with in-session Q&A, Live Polling, Live Surveys. Mobile Notifications. You’ll benefit with ShowGizmo‘s world class training, event support service and app representative on the ground. Get the ShowGizmoEvent App and CMS for your event.

 


 

Surprise Attack are back again, and this time they are going to be helping you get your hands on some remarkable Australian games from other states. These folks know great games, so we are glad to have them on board.

Surprise AttackSurprise Attack Consulting is a games and technology specialist PR and marketing agency, led by industry veterans and staffed exclusively by gamers and technology enthusiasts. They work with video game publishers and technology companies to promote their products and services in the Australian and New Zealand markets. If you want to reach the gamer audience with your brand or product then Surprise Attack would love to talk to you too.

 


And of course, we would like to once again thank our other sponsors Binary Space, Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity.

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

 

Announcing the first sponsors of the 2016 Festival!

It’s not long to go until the Perth Games Festival hits, giving you the chance to play tons of locally made games for free! But how does such a big event happen, and all for free no less?! Well, it is in no small part thanks to the contribution of our sponsors; local folks and businesses who step up to support the creative game-making community of Western Australia.

So take a moment with us to give some love to the businesses who have joined us to make the Perth Games Festival possible 💖


First up, a big thank you to local game-makers Binary Space.
They were super quick to raise their hand, to return as a Gold Sponsor again in 2016:

Binary SpaceBinary Space - Zombie Outbreak Simulator

Binary Space is an indie game developer, developing the games Class 3 Outbreak and Zombie Outbreak Simulator, which feature a zombie apocalypse played out in real locations on maps. The web versions of these games have been played over 4 million times since they were first released in 2009 to 2011. The iOS and Android versions of Zombie Outbreak Simulator released in 2012 and 2014 have been downloaded by over 1 million people!


This year we have also had a number businesses joining us as Silver Sponsors, and we greatly appreciate their support. These folks are just as excited as we are to show off what the WA community has to offer, so give them some love!

There is local studio Pale Blue Dot Games, who have stepped up to assist their fellow game-makers…

Pale Blue Dot Games - Silver Sponsor

 

Pale Blue Dot Games is all about creating fun mobile games that can educate, raise awareness and support various causes to make our little dot in the universe a better place.  Pale Blue DotGames released their first game, Lumber Larry, free to play on the Appstore in January this year to shed light on global environmental issues. Work is now underway on their second release, Blocky Roll, a fun platforming-puzzler with a central theme of education.  Blocky Roll will raise money to build schools and bring the opportunity of education to children all of the world.

 


Local software developers and virtual reality aficionados Sentient have returned once again to show off what WA has to offer…
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Sentient Computing is a Perth-based software development company that brings the power of 3D game engines and virtual reality to business applications and training. Their small, passionate and experienced team of developers and 3D artists are also avid gamers and members of the Perth game development community. Sentient are enthusiastic to support our local talent and are excited to see the games coming out of Perth.


And Unity, the well-known purveyor of a most excellent game engine, have joined us support local developers…

Unity LogoYou can create any 2D or 3D game with Unity. You can make it with ease, you can make it highly-optimized and beautiful, and you can deploy it with a click to more platforms than you have fingers and toes. What’s more, you can useUnity’s integrated services to speed up your development process, optimize your game, connect with an audience, and achieve success.

 

 

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

Sponsor the 2016 Perth Games Festival!

Quick, simple and to the point, the Perth Games Festival is now seeking sponsorship!

Last year over 2600 people walked through the doors of the Perth Town Hall to play locally made games, and learn how they can make their own. The festival is a volunteer-run event, and part of what makes it so great is that it’s the result of the community coming together to share local works, and support our growing creative industry. The support of local businesses helps all this happen, so come join us to show what Western Australia has to offer!

What do you get out of being a Sponsor?Sponsorship2016_Preview

In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you get from supporting local creatives, sponsoring the festival has a range of benefits. Depending upon your sponsorship tier you could get yourself a naming-share of the event, direct association with the talks stream, logo placement on our sites and marketing material, or even a half page advertisement in our event programme!

There are of course many other rewards to being a sponsor, so if you’re interested…

Here’s what you need to know:

For all the details on the Sponsorship tiers, check out our 2016 Prospectus!

To apply simply fill out a Sponsorship Agreement Form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Alternatively, contact our Festival Coordinator Jess directly via sponsors@letsmakegames.org if you would like to have a chat first.

We hope you can join us for the 2016 Perth Games Festival!

Accessibility at the Festival: Auslan Interpreters & Wheelchair Access

 Panel Room full of attendees at last year's Games Festival  Panelists and a full room of attendees at last year's festival

The team at Let’s Make Games are committed to ensuring that the Perth Games Festival is as accessible as possible. In line with this, we are very excited to announce that Auslan Interpreters will be present in all panels during the festival! The full Panels Schedule can be found right here.

This would not have been possible without the support of our latest sponsor Murdoch University, who stepped in specifically so that we could include Interpreters at the event. So thank you very much Murdoch, for helping to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to get involved with games and game development! Students from Murdoch University will also be showcasing their games at the festival, so be sure to stop by booth #23 to check out their work. We would also like to thank the WA Deaf Society, for their work in coordinating the Interpreters.

Murdoch University - Sponsoring Auslan Interpreters at the Perth Games Festival

This is also a good opportunity for us to recap on Accessibility at the Perth Town Hall, and festival. First up…

 

Access for attendees using a wheelchair, or who have limited mobility

The Perth Town Hall is wheelchair accessible, with lift access to the 1st floor, and a unisex accessible toilet on this floor. There is direct access to the town hall from Hay Street, and all entry doors will remain open for the course of the event. The door to the panel room will be closed while talks are in session, however volunteers will be stationed by the doorway and at the nearby Information Desk if assistance is required in opening it. Space for wheelchair users will be available in all Panels at the festival.

The closest accessible parking is Council House Car Park, and Pier Street Car Park.
More information, including details on the nearby carparks, is available here.

 

Access for attendees who are deaf, or have a hearing impairment

An audio loop is provided at the Perth Town Hall. As mentioned above, all Panels will have Interpreters present; they will also be recorded, to be added to our website in the coming weeks. The majority of the games at the festival include text instructions as part of the play experience.

 

Access for attendees with vision impairment

The Town Hall does not have directional signage, however where possible the festival will feature event signage (including event maps and panel information). A Welcome Desk and Information Desk are located on both floors, and festival volunteers will also be available to assist all attendees as required.

 

Additional Support

There will be large crowds at the festival, so for individuals who are concerned by this we recommend attending in the morning. If at any point someone is feeling overwhelmed and needs support, our volunteers are available to assist, and can walk with you to the undercroft area (open entry space at the Perth Town Hall).

We will be holding a number of panels/ talks during the day, two of which will feature discussions on gaming in relation to disability. These are the ‘Kids & Gaming’ panel at 10.30am, and the “Games and Diversity” at 1:15PM. (More details available on the Panels Announcement Post).

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding accessibility at the Perth Games Festival, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica, our Festival Coordinator via jess@letsmakegames.org

 

[Shoutout to all our Sponsors, without whom we could not put on this great event. Thank you AutodeskCity of Perth, Game CityBinary Space, Hungry SkySentient Computing, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Surprise AttackFTI, Murdoch University and Realmz Escape Game!]

FTI Presents Amani Naseem, and the Future of Gaming

FTI

On November 28, the Perth Town Hall will be filled with locally made games, playable for free! We’re pleased to have FTI on board as a gold sponsor, who have coordinated a great guest speaker and excellent selection of live-action games for you to play!

FTI has been enhancing the vibrancy of the screen sector in WA for over 40 years and now proudly provides support for the games and interactive industry, including the only funding available to WA game developers, OOMPF! GamesFTI also runs Playup Perth which provides a free game testing resource and showcasing event, LEVEL ONE, a weekly free co-working space for local developers as well as ongoing advice, referrals and advocacy for the industry.

FTI will be bringing internationally acclaimed game designer Amani Naseem to the Perth Games Festival! Amani specializes in experimental and pervasive games, which turn the real world into a game space. Amani will be bringing three of her cutting-edge games to the Festival, and will join Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie to speak about her award winning work and the ‘Future of Games’ during our talks schedule.

 

GAME: THE WHISTLER (Tickets $10, ages 16+)

The Whistler - Sponsored by FTI26th & 28th November 2015 @ Robertson Park, near the corner of Fitzgerald and Stuart st.

This live horror game is a special after-hours event (7.30pm-9:30pm) where you explore, discover, run, hide, sneak, cooperate and ultimately attempt to not die. It will certainly keep you on your toes, so please wear suitable clothes for being sneaky and/or running in terror. Tickets are limited for The Whistler event, so head on over to Eventbrite to grab them now: thewhistler.eventbrite.com.au

 

GAME: MAGNETIZE ME (free!)

MagnetiseMe - Sponsored by FTI

Saturday, 28 November 2015 @ Perth Town Hall. Cnr of Hay St & Barrack St, Perth

A two player game where one player is mounted with 2-5 Move Controllers and the other player with 2 magnets, one blue, one yellow. When the game is on, a random Move Controller will light up in either blue or yellow showing which magnet to connect that controller to. The players must then keep that controller and magnet connected while dancing to the beat. The more you dance (move to the beat), the higher the score. This however, also makes it more difficult! And fun!

 

GAME: JELLY STOMP (free!)
Jelly Stomp - Sponsored by FTI

Sunday, 29 November 2015 @ SK Games. 167 Fitzgerald ST Northbridge

The game will be taking place as part of Backyard.SK’s Extended Play Unconference, all are welcome! Played in teams of two. Players fight to stomp each others jelly fish (PS Move controllers) and protect their own. When the Playstation Move controllers are plopped under water the bluetooth connection breaks. Three times under water kills a jelly fish.

 

TALK: THE FUTURE OF GAMING (free!)
(Saturday, 28 November 2015 @ Perth Town Hall. Cnr of Hay ST & Barrack ST, Perth)
Amani Naseem will be joined by Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie at the Perth Games Festival, to discuss their work in pervasive games, and what the future of augmented and mixed reality games may look like.

AmaniNaseem_Profile copyAmani Naseem

Amani is an artist and researcher from the Maldives currently based in Copenhagen and Melbourne. Her creative, experimental works have been shown at exhibitions, conferences and games festivals across the world. Enriching games culture, Amani organizes jams, workshops, exhibitions and experimental play events as part of the Copenhagen Game Collective.

KateRaynesGoldie_ProfileDr. Kate Raynes-Goldie
Named as one of MCV’s most influential women in games in Australia and New Zealand for 2015, Kate is an an award winning game designer, technologist and champion for the games industry in WA. She is a domain expert in the two most important cultural and economic forces of the past 20 years: games and the internet. She is currently the Director of the Games & Interactive Program at FTI and the Founder of Games We Play.

 

Amani Naseem and Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie will be joined by over 30 West Australian developers who will be sharing their PC, tabletop, console, mobile and live action games, as well as VR and AR experiences. For all the details on Amani’s visit, head to www.fti.asn.au/future-gaming. And don’t forget, you can join the Perth Games Festival facebook event page to keep track of all the latest news on the event!

[And of course once again, thank you to all our Sponsors AutodeskCity of Perth, Game CityBinary Space, Hungry SkySentient Computing, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Surprise Attack, and FTI!]

More Super Sponsors supporting the Festival

At last we have reached November, and the team at Let’s Make Games are counting down to the big day and putting together the festival’s finishing touches. Since our previous update some more great companies have stepped in to help make the Perth Game Festival bigger and better than ever. So let us introduce you to these wonderful people…

Thank you to our latest sponsors!

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Game City is one of Perth’s best gaming and geek culture hangouts. Located right next to Perth’s Underground Train Station, Game City is a place where you can stop off for some quality food and coffee, or get some solid gaming time. In addition to having a cafe and arcade, Game City regularly features locally made games, and hosts events such as competitions, screenings, and launch parties.

Sponsor: Hungry Sky

Hungry Sky. The name says it all!

Actually, we’re not sure that the name says anything. Maybe it’s meant to convey that feeling you get when you look up at the sky and feel the enormous uplifting weight of possibilities driving you to try new things and explore the open blue sky. Maybe it’s just a phrase created by an online name generator that happened to correspond to: an available domain name, twitter handle, and facebook page. As the saying goes: “¿por qué no los dos?”

Whatever the name means, Hungry Sky is a multi-award winning local creative studio with a close relationship with Let’s Make Games Inc. (one of those supportive and nurturing relationships that we all deserve). We’re proud to see what Let’s Make Games Inc. has grown into since 2009, and even prouder to be supporting it’s second Perth Games Festival. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Sponsor: AIE

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia’s most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications. AIE offers vocational training in Computer Game Development (Animation and Programming) and 3D animation for Screen, supporting the Australian digital creative industries, which continues to grow faster than any other entertainment or content sector. AIE has campuses located in Located in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Seattle, Lafayette and Online.

AIE is launching a new campus in Perth in 2016 and has already started supporting the local community by recently running School Holiday Courses in Subiaco for aspiring young game designers and animators. We aim to continue running similar events up until the opening of our campus. This is our first year supporting The Perth Games Festival, and AIE are really enthused to be involved in the local game development in WA! We look forward to meeting you!

Surprise Attack

Surprise Attack Consulting is a games and technology specialist PR and marketing agency, led by industry veterans and staffed exclusively by gamers and technology enthusiasts. They work with video game publishers and technology companies to promote their products and services in the Australian and New Zealand markets. If you want to reach the gamer audience with your brand or product then Surprise Attack would love to talk to you too.

 

♥ And once again, THANK YOU to our first set of sponsors Autodesk, City of Perth, Binary Space and Sentient Computing!  ♥

Autodesk logo The City of Perth
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