[Event] Cape Town Community Night - 27th August 2014


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When: 18:30 until around 21:30, Wednesday 27th August

Where: City Varsity new campus, 18 Roeland Street, Cape Town.f

Take note, there will be no free, provided food at this venue!

If you have a demo you want played, bring a station on which people can play it, and set it up before the meetup begins!

Agenda:
- 6:30 - 7:00 - Meet and greet
- Rapid fire intros (10 min)
- Community News (5 min)
- "Death To The Darlings" -- why disposable projects are important ~20 mins @Nandrew
- "Dos and don'ts of exhibiting your games at shows/expos/festivals" ~20 mins @Dislekcia

- Focused Feedback (10 min slots) x3

- Open Demo Floor

This event happens monthly, is free to attend, and anyone may speak at the meetup - just comment beneath to let us know! This is for anyone and everyone interested in making games of any shape, size or type. Come join us!

Test games! Talk games! Make games!

Indicate your attendance on the [url = https://www.facebook.com/events/837905022894828/?context=create&source=49]Facebook event[/url] and Meetup page!

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  • Notice: Undefined variable: GuestHourOffset in /home/nitrogen/public_html_mgsatest/forums/themes/mgsa/class.mgsathemehooks.php on line 281
    "Death To The Darlings" -- why disposable projects are important

    Sound good?

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    I should probably start attending these and get more involved in the community

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    I am 13 Years old,I live in Cape Town,I have made 2 games and I wanted to know what will be happening at this place?

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    @Nandrew That sounds pretty awesome! I would love to hear that one - anyone planning on filming it by any chance? :P

    @pantsula you should! They add a lot to your skills and network as a game maker :).

    @MoodyCake Essentially, people get together, talk about games, show the games they've made and ask for feedback, and just generally be social with other game makers :). The main part of the meet is structured with up to two 20 minute talks on game development orientated things, followed by three ~10 minute slots where gamemakers show off a game they are working on and ask for feedback :).After that, people mingle and play each others' games :).

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    Looking forward to it, see all of you there.

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    Thinking about a possible talk covering dos and don'ts of exhibiting your games at shows/expos/festivals.

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    I haven't been to one of these in a while. Count me in :)

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    Are there going to be Ludum Dare demos at this week's meeting?

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    We will undoubtedly have our three games there: Neon Highway by me (MGSA thread), Trading Strategy by @Ramperkash, and SpellChain by @Riocide.

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    @dislekcia If it counts, you're talk seems like something relevant to our interests.

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    So... Do I need to put together a talk tomorrow, or are there enough LD games to keep everyone busy?

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    I would think your talk would be very useful just before amaze

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    @dislekcia Yeah you should totally do that talk :).

    I doubt many people will have thought out any coherent feedback goals for Focused Feedback, so I would think most Ludum Dare games would just be played after the meetup?

    Unlesss I'm wrong? Anyone want to do focused feedback?

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    Hey @Bensonance, is there any secure parking available?

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    I also think saving the LD games for after the meetup would be best.

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    Map should be coming soon, but just wanted to add a quick note:

    DO NOT GO TO KLOOF STREET! This is where google maps will send you if you type in City Varsity. City Varsity has moved to the new location, Kloof street will get you nothing but tears.

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    Nick mentioned the guy who designed 30 Seconds might talk this month. That still on?

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    @Kelly sadly not :( Will try and get him for next month

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    Not sure if I'll be able to join tomorrow, or if so it'll be later in the evening.

    For folks struggling to find City Varsity on Google Maps, it's near the bottom of Roeland Street close to parliament and in the building that used to house Charly's Bakery.

    Charly's is still visible on Street View next to the panel shop if you type in 8 Roeland Street (the nearest approximation) and go down to Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/KvUhR

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    @Oneil_CT I just tweet about these things. Not being in Cape Town - I wouldn't be able to comment.

    Everyone - secure parking situation at the venue?

    So @dislekcia Keen to do your excellently timed talk? :)

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    This is a college..theres no secure parking.

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    @Bensonance: Yeah, I can talk. It's short notice, but I'll whip a thing together. It probably won't have kittens though.

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    Anyone in this meetup driving to C.Bay on their way back?

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    Thanks for the interesting talks, @Nandrew and @dislekcia. Any chance we can get a copy of your slides?

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    My slides are mostly all about the speaker notes. I'll clean those up and upload.
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