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Apr 29, 2017
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Ownage.io – Blockchain Game Jam

Chain-gang block jam? No! Ownage.io are running a 1 day game jam / hackathon at their offices in Shoreditch. They’re asking devs to experiment with their bitcoin-like item selling / buying / ownership technology, and offering £250 worth of prizes.

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Blockchain based currencies have been all over the news in the last few years. I bought my first bitcoins the other day after they installed a vending machine in Loading Bar, and whilst I’m not rich yet, I have been told I could be one day. It’s really interesting to see this tech get applied outside of plan-old money. There are already a few games on the horizon using similar ideas, such as Spells of Genesis which is a card battling game using blockchain to allow users to trade and sell cards.

The event takes place May 20th and is open to anyone and you can sign up at their meetup page.

Apr 18, 2017
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Develop 2017 Pass Giveaway

Hello Everyone! The organisers of Develop conference have been nice enough to give us two free passes for the conference coming up in July. It’s the biggest conference for games devs in the UK and well worth a visit. This year there are talks from Doom pioneer John Romero, noisy graphics guru Ken Perlin, Moly Carrol of indie superstar publisher Chucklefish, and lot’s more besides.

There will also be the regular Indie Showcase, which allows small developers a chance to get some exposure and the chance of a trophy too. Submissions open on the 24th April and close on the 19th May, so check back on the Develop website for news on that.

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If you don’t win a free full pass from us you can get an expo pass for free which also gets you in to the Indie Bootcamp sessions. This year they’ve introduced Micro Indie passes, which are about a third of regular pass prices and any studio with 4 or fewer employees can get these. If you book before 26th April you can still get the super early bird prices too. If you want to put your name down for the raffle come along to one of the next three Clapham or Angel meetups and speak Shaz Yusaf or Joe Bain, or you can come to co-working too.