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May 26, 2016
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Develop Pass Winners

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Hey everyone! I’ve just conducted the raffle for the Develop pass winners and I will be emailing them shortly. The winners were:

  • Istvan Dabronyi
  • Arron Steed

And the mystery runner up prize goes to:

  • Darren Daley

Thanks for taking part everyone, and I hope I’ll see you all at Develop this year.

Apr 27, 2016

Develop 2016 Discount & Raffle

Hello friends! We’re coming round to that time of the year when everyone heads down to Brighton, complains about how it could be sunnier, gets a bit drunk on the beach, and learns some cool things about video games! Develop Conference is here again and we have discounts for you, and a free pass giveaway for two lucky readers.

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This year there are a bunch of great speakers, some cool workshops, the lovely expo, and of course, Hideo “Hide in a box” Kojima giving the keynote. You can use the code DEV16AF2 to get a 10% discount on tickets, and the lovely people at Tandem Events have also offered us 2 free 3-day passes to give away, worth over £500 each! To be in with a chance for a pass, leave a comment here on the post (don’t forget to include your email), or come along to the pub night on the 2nd May at The Crown, or the 18th at The Bank.

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If you want to buy a ticket, there are currently still super early bird prices, but they end tonight (27th April).

Developers with unpublished games can also apply to show their game in the Indie Showcase, submissions close on the 19th May. There’s a lot of people wandering through here – developers, publishers, and the press – so it’s a good chance to show off your game.

Jan 20, 2014
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CHI+MED Student Games Competition

Over at UCL they are planning a Persuasive Games competition. If you are currently a student, at any university, and are interested in furthering the advancement of knowledge and possibly winning £1000 then take a look and get involved.

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Registration is open now and closes on Jan 24th and the competition itself runs from Feb 1st to April 5th. Entries should get people to consider the causes of human error, and its roots in complex systems. From the website:

The main goal of the competition is to produce a game that can raise awareness of blame culture and get players to reflect on how individuals are blamed even when the wider system is at fault.

Ian Boghost fans (and the rest of us) should get their skates on and get involved. More information about the competition can be found at the UCL website.

Sep 11, 2013
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£125k Pot for Games Innovation

I got an email today from Nisha, from the Government! But it’s ok, all those VPNs and Tor networks have paid off, and it was only good news!

IC tomorrow, which is a “Technology Strategy Board programme that stimulates innovation and economic growth in the digital sector” and who don’t capitalise the “tomorrow” part of their name, have launched a Digital Innovation Contest, in the subcategory of Games. There are five awards of £25k each for 5 different innovative games. The contest is sponsored by the likes of Sony, Crytek, Google and Intel and each have set a different brief within which you need to bust out your innovation.

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In order to grab that cash you need to submit an application in the category of your choice by the 16th October, and there is a briefing event in London on the 19th September. This is going to be streamed online too if you can’t make it in person. As well as the money you get to keep all the IP from any game you end up making, and the website says you don’t need to be an established studio to apply. It all sounds quite promising.

Read more about the individual awards and the contest details at here.