Notes from Sept 2018 First Tuesday

Lots of lovely feedback on Pride Jam from Eriol – sounds like it went really well and introduced a lot of new people to the joys of gamesjams.

Viki showed us some AR she is working on that runs on her mobile , created using Apple ARKit (similar to but better than google ARcore)- it recognises the Unity logo and pops up a picture frame on screen with a video running behind it, hanging in the space. Fab stuff. Vanessa has been playing around with Facebook AR Studioand found it really simple to get started, so recommends having a go and watching the online tutorials.

The XR Alliance has a call out for scripts and ideas for storytelling competition for XR content. The site has lots of guidance on how to format a vr script and what to upload if you want to apply. Deadline is Sept 30th. http://www.thexralliance.com/

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:

Sept 11/12th Women in Games conference in London, big focus on esports. Sign up to support WIGJ on Patreon and get a free conference ticket https://www.patreon.com/wigj

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Sept 14th We’ve been invited to Made In Dagenham Screening – Feminist arts and activism fair! in Gloucester Guildhall, Vanessa going to take up some of the Suffragette game ideas and show them what we get up to in Bristol.  https://www.facebook.com/events/427426954445071/

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Brilliant videogames exhibtion has opened at the V&A if you want a trip to London. Check out the talks and events that are on, and the exhibition guide which is rather lush. https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/videogames#objects

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Simpleweb Challenge Hacknight: Appetite for Distraction

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018, 6:00 PM

Simpleweb HQ
Ferodo House Bristol , GB

60 hackers Attending

Let’s face it, we all have an Appetite for Distraction (that’s a bad Guns ‘n’ Roses pun there btw). Productivity ebbs and flows but, both in and out of work, we’re regularly blinded by the world around us. Be that technology, social media, noise pollution or our own whirring minds. Of course, this is sometimes a wonderful thing. But, increasingly, …

Check out this Meetup →

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25th-30th Sept Viki has some vr showing  at Encounters: https://encounters-festival.org.uk/programme/

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Sept 27th FuseJam is back! Come and make all sorts of games from board to digital. Fuse Jam is organised by @Claire Morley, @Alex Birke, and @Eriol Fox It runs from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday on the last weekend in September, with some optional thursday mini talks on the 27th to help get everyone jam ready.  There’s also a Chiptune Gig when the jam is over on Sunday  evening. Sign up here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fuse-jam-2-sounds-of-the-emocean-tickets-49592266805

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Oct 6th Bristol Comic Zine Fest at The Station, Silver St. 12-5.30pm

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Nov 7th Marking the Space: Immersion and Audiences symposium at Bath Spa University https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/marking-the-space-symposium/

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