The ReVersed Game Jam, happening next week, gets some love from the biggest gamedev in Austria: Bongfish! This ensures that we can offer all of our jammers some food & drinks, as well as make sure that RaumD, always maintained by monochrom & the QDK, get the funding they deserve, in these trying political times.. Thanks Bongfish!
Author: Tom De Roeck
June Drinkup & ReVersed Game Jam!
The IGDA Drinkup is back in town! Join the local gamedev community for a free drink at the VR-Bar VREI, sponsored by the always fun Apprien! This friday, on the 8th of June, 2018, 19h at VREI.
There’s apparently some collision with Play:Austria there, no worries, we will keep the party going long enough!
The ReVersed Game Jam is back! Find out more here.
Pathfinding Workshop & GGJ18
It’s back! 15h on the 26.1. @ RaumD, Vienna, our favourite games tax adviser Florian Kalchmair (HFP) will be talking about the Austrian tax system, founding a company, the most important things to keep in mind when employing or doing cooperative projects with someone, and wage dumping (and how dangerous it is). This will be in German only, though if there is enough interest, we will do an English version again!
The Global Game Jam is around the corner, so head over here to find out more!
Busy end of 2017!
GDC 2018 Applications OPEN
The scholarships include two opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, IGDA Scholars and Women in Games Ambassadors, and Next Gen Leaders, a retention program for under-represented minority game developers with 3-10 years of experience. The programs include an All-Access pass to GDC, a travel stipend, an individually-selected mentor, and great personal and professional development opportunities too. More here!
IGDA Austria in Graz!
Come and listen to the latest the IGDA is doing in Austria, all the things that went down at Game Connection Europe, as well as details on next years ReVersed. First round of beers courtesy of metalcat.at! Find out more here.
PONGJam Results & IGDA Drinkup in Vienna!
Stay up to date and play a million pongs, this is our last Drinkup before the year ends. Drinks courtesy of metalcat.at! Find out more here.
GGJ registrations open!
From the 26th to the 28th of January the Global Game Jam will take place again! This time, with no extreme Game Jamming at -10°C, at RaumD in Vienna. If you have time and want to help out, please get in touch!
If you want to sign up, head here.
Memberships! Another workshop! Whee!
It’s been a bit silent around these parts, mostly due to HQ’s WordPress not really working as it should, and our inability to sort it out ourselves, but now we have regained our old login credentials, and we’re back on track! First up: Local Memberships!
Come and join the Austrian community of developers, with partner events such as Gamedev Days Graz and ReVersed in Vienna, with more on the way!
Stay informed on the latest happenings and always up for having a drink with your fellow developers, or come and see talks by leading members of the community.
Last but not least, enjoy several discounts & offers by partners of IGDA Austria, always working on getting more!
One good example of those partnerships: with Tom’s verse publications of course! If you are a member of IGDA Austria, you get an exclusive discount on all of their workshops, including the upcoming one with Tramell Isaac!
Working in a team in the games industry can be a challenge: either finding a spot to call your own in a large established company or making sure that startup culture doesn’t automatically mean you should give up on ever seeing daylight again from all the crunching or low wages.
In this edition of the “X For Games” workshop series, Tramell Ray Isaac is going to talk about game company office culture, management issues & how to be a better employee/manager specific to the games industry; as well as share his experience in art direction on a more practical level, in this two day workshop.
Last but not least, here are some impressions of our latest DrinkUp, kindly sponsored by LemonPi!
Website troubles, Drinkup tomorrow, Des Gayle Talk & Workshop slides!
Hey everyone! We’ve been having some server problems, making it unable for us to post anything to the website D:
However, now that’s all sorted (fingers crossed) and we can start putting up the good stuff again!
IGDA Drinkup February
Tomorrow, the 15th of February, is going to be our February drinkup! This time, we are sponsored by the lovely people of LemonPI, be sure to drop by 19h at WerkzeugH.
Check out the Facebook event, and see who else is coming!
As promised, here are finally the workshop slides that accompanied the Pathfinding Workshop! Many thanks to Florian Kalchmair of the HFP Tax Consultancy!
Des Gayle Talk @ GGJ17 in Vienna
Last but not least, here is Des Gayle’s talk on being a producer at a game jam, working for Square Enix Collective and using game jams to find the next game to work on!
IGDA Drinkup Meets GameDevGraz!
The IGDA Drinkup goes South-South-West: we will be mingling with the Game Dev Graz community starting 19h at Blendend on the 26th of January! Expect to see Tom there, possibly a surprise guest or two..
Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/967003650098587
More information about GameDevGraz: http://gamedevgraz.at/event/gamedevgraz-meets-igda-drinkup-2/
Austrian Game Jam Registrations
It’s time for the annual Global Game Jam!
Interested in participating? Here’s what you need to know:
Sign up here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/austrian-game-jam
Where: Mobile Citylab OpenMarx in Vienna
When: from 5pm on January 20th through to January 22nd, 2017
Participants will be given a theme with which they will have 48 hours to create a game, after which they can be judged by our panel and given the Austrian Game Jam Prize!
Before the game jam officially kicks off, we have invited our good friend and indie developer/producer Des Gayle (Square Enix Collective, Digital Legends Entertainment, Exient Ltd) to hold a keynote speech at 2pm on Friday, open to all. During this opening ceremony, you will get to see some new Austrian projects, as well as try out the latest EIZO & Wacom have to offer, courtesy of our partner, CGShop!
FAQ GGJ Sign up here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/austrian-game-jam Where: Mobile Citylab OpenMarx in Vienna When: from 5pm on January 20th through to January 22nd, 2017 FRIDAY 14:00:00 Des Gayle Speech 14:30:00 Improv & Networking preparation 17:00:00 Global Game Jam Keynote Sunday 17:00 End Of Game Jam 18:00 Revealing the winners; showing the winning project! How do I get there? The closest tram/S-Bahn station is Wien St.Marx The closest Ubahn station is the U3 Schlachthausgasse Can I sleep there? No, go home. And no tenting either unless you’re super secretive. Where I can buy stuff? Around the corner you’ll find a Billa and a Hofer. Is there a place of the premises where I can have alone time? There is, but we’ll only point it out to you if it’s not for “special” alone time. What will be made available to us on location? Tables, chairs and power strips Can my friends and family come and observe my awesomeness? Yes of course, the more the merrier. Even those that don’t compete are allowed to be present. Food? You’re allowed to eat on location. Also, there are restaurants and a bakery closeby. Smoking? You can smoke outside.
The GGJ is a free attendance event for all participants and audience.
Come a plenty, come all!
Pathfinding Workshops, ReVersed Giveaway & Next Drinkup!
Pathfinding Workshop: Freelancer Edition
IGDA Austria is offering a “Pathfinding Workshop: Freelancer Edition”. The talk will be hosted in RaumD at the MuseumsQuartier on the 13th of January 2017 from 14:00-17:00.
In our panel we will have Mag. Florian Kalchmair (independant tax consultant with experience in the games industry) and Lost In The Garden (independent games studio in Vienna, experience with subsidies).
This is a space where you can get informed on your options, ask all the questions you need to organize yourself on your career as a freelancer or business owner.
Attendance is free, reserve your spot here
The ReVersed team is having a Christmas Giveaway! 3 bundles of 6 awesome games! Link below with more infos to participate.
Games by Parallel Circles, Bloodirony Games, Mi’pu’mi Games, Vlambeer, Broken Rules & Imakegames!
Our Next Drink Up!
We had an awesome time at our last Drink Up so we’ve decided, bring on the next one!! Mark your calendars, on Wednesday 15th of February 2017 in WerkzeugH at 19:00. Of course, this one is in Vienna but we’ll keep you updated for Drink Ups in other communities in Austria.
IGDA Austria Drinkup @Vrei
IGDA Austria has finally launched!
Just like everything else, we’re putting a fresh coat of paint to bring you contemporary and frequently updated information on the latest events and things you need to know.
We want to make our next drink up special for all of you! We’re pleased to have partnered up with METALCAT, making it possible to give all of you a free drink during our gathering.
Also, who doesn’t like good ol’ games, we’re going to try something new by bringing you a game corner. We’ll be surprising you with a vintage console and game to go with it. If you want to feel reminiscent and possibly challenge other people, you’ll definitely love this.
And of course, the Global Game Jam is creeping up on us quickly. We’re happy to have one of our favorite developers Des Gayle, producer at Square Enix Collective, as our keynote speaker during the event. The sign up webpage as well as more information regarding the venue will be available soon!