GO423 2019 Celebrating Damsel: Cause Distress!

A very special invite. Damsel will be on show in the #GO423 exhibition and will be celebrated super warmly as our special networking event heroine at the end of the day!

Damsel was always going to be a change for Screwtape Studios as our development prior had been on Mobile Games. We as developers always aspired to create something bigger.The game began production almost 5 years ago and we wouldn’t be here today without the hard work and support of so many people. From the talented people who came on board our small team to help bring Damsel to life, to the Brisbane Game Dev community, that has always been a massive source of support and inspiration, to Screen Queensland who funded the final development period. Damsel started in a hotel room at Melbourne Games week 5 years ago with only 2 people and is now finally released on Xbox One and Switch. When we began, we didn’t know what a wild ride it would be, from learning how to put a team together, to finding new ways to fund the game, not all of which worked out smoothly. We found our way however and couldn’t be happier to celebrate with the Brisbane Game Dev community the release of Damsel on console at GO423. So please join us for a drink and a celebration of hard work and community!

Tabletop at #GO423 2019

GO423 tabletop Update: August 10 chez The Brisbane Powerhouse

In keeping with our tradition of showcasing the full range of game making in Brisbane, we are super proud to be hosting some tabletop / analog games in the exhibition and to feature a game demo and workshop by our own Martin Wallace!

Martin Wallace is a professional board game designer with over twenty five years experience in the industry. He has over eighty games to his name and has won multiple awards. His best known designs are Brass, Discworld Ankh Morpork and Steam.

Come and enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to see a play test of one of Martin’s tabletop / cross over games. Martin will be demo-ing a WIP demo of a title that has unique connection to some of Brisbane’s game dev history in the morning – look for this in the Mosquito Foyer from 10.00am

We also have the extraordinary Halfmonster Games who will be presenting their wonderful One Shot Western during the day in the main foyer

Physical Digital are bringing The Prisoner’s Dilemma for your pleasure …

… and we have a Board Game Design workshop with Martin Wallace in the afternoon from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Registration for this via the Brisbane Powerhouse GO423 page

DnD for all!

May 23rd 4.00-6.00pm
Venue: QUT Gardens Point Campus

Join us for a very special D&D event – perfect for those of you who haven’t played before and a delight for those of you who know the game and who want to experience Matt’s high energy play test of his introductory system – bring friends and family!


Presented by: brIGDA, GO423, QUT GDC and featuring special guest presenter: Matt Ford


Veteran game designer Matthew Ford (Atari, Microsoft, Xbox, Auran, indie) has played and taught Dungeons & Dragons since its first edition in 1977. He aspires to introduce everyone in the world to this fantastic hobby that brings people together around a table to make stories together. Come help Matt wag his duties as the founder of a local security software startup and learn how to play! Even if you know how to play, you will enjoy Matt’s unique high-energy way to give a lecture hall full of newbies a taste of role-playing. If you like his style, Matt runs a regular table session for absolute beginners– good play and good insight into the craft of friendly Dungeon Mastering.

Eventbrite registration here: space are limited

GO423 2018 – who’s in the exhibition?

We have a wonderful selection of locally made games on show in the GO423 exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse – actually only a sample of the range of games made here in Queensland – we just didn’t have room for any more this time around. All of these games are being shown by the studios and the actual folks who made them so do come along and chat with QLD’s fabulous game making community.

A quick list for everyone

Studio Game
Wren & Tim Unpacking
Montrose.is Bride
Jammed Up Studios Think of the Children
Enderlost Studios Aspie Life
Screwtape Studios Damsel
Affable Games Speaking Simulator
Blacklight Interactive Golf with you friends
Defiant Development HOF2
Bilbie Labs Virtual Maiwar
Geekabyte Games Kasplat
Lamington Games Super Drop Land
Refuel Games Rally Fury – Extreme Racing
Subtle Boom Fledgling Heroes
Spunge Studios Faily Suite
Juicy Beetle Games Slidey Feet
Simon Hales Fruit Salad
Artefact Assembly Lanterns
Rosewood Interactive SMAC
Joseph Kung Monster House
Rule & Make HOF: Ordeals
Humble Sage CastVR
Martin Wallace TBA

GO423 2018 grand finale: Emerging Games

GO423 grand finale: For the love of making games …. Emerging Games

Turbine Platform
From 6.00pm – 7.00pm

John Passfield and Dan Vogt present: Evolving Games – a panel compered by Lee May (Defiant Development) featuring Raven Stark (Disparity Games), Resa Liputra (Kiseki Games), Deb Polson (QUT School of Design), Nathan Corporal (QUT HUB) and Cheryl Vance (Prideful Sloth).

John and Dan – veterans in the games industry themselves – have gathered a panel of local game makers with experience in mobile games, console games, VR works and commercial and applied game dev spaces. They all have some interesting stories to tell about their personal journeys and will be discussing some of the changes they have seen in the game industry and the games we make as well as reflecting on where game development may be heading int the future.

Watch this space for more details and do the liking of our Facebook page for updates.

GO423 2018 – What’s on?

Game Dev Hot Seat

Game Dev Hot Seat will be running on-stage throughout the day. Get to know the people who make the games as they share their stories, ideas and ambitions and dive into the process of game development.

Presented by gaming radio show Zed Games.

GO423 2018 Workshops – registrations now open

Workshops:

We are very pleased to announce that Martin Wallace will be giving a Card Game Design Workshop:

Come along a design your own card game. Blank card decks will be available free of charge for you to create your own, original card game design. Suitable for all ages. Registrations for this workshop will be via The Brisbane Powerhouse GO423 event page (Now Open).

Martin will also be running play testing sessions for a game in process and has kindly offered to provide mentoring sessions for folks who are in the middle of designing their own table-top games.

Watch this space for details and do the liking of our Facebook page.