April AKLgamedev Meetup - The Hopeful Dev

Apr 24, 2018 · Auckland, New Zealand

• 6:05 Welcome
• 6:10 Feature presentation - The Hopeful Dev
• 6:30 NZGDA Announcements
• 7:00 Progress Bar

In 2016 Kenny embarked on a journey to create a game that would deliver a powerful message for those who need it the most; children in hospitals and their families. In this talk, he will go through some of the harsh lessons, small victories, and amazing insights he learned along the way while developing a 3D adventure game for children with cancer, entitled "I, Hope" ( http://doubleplusgoodgames.com/portfolio/i-hope/ ). He'll cover what he learned, what he would never do again, and what he wouldn't change for the world.

An almost 20 year veteran of the animation and VFX industry, Kenny set his sights on game development in late 2014, teaching himself Unity and C#. In 2016, he partnered with GameChanger, Microsoft, Unity, and others to develop "I, Hope", available on Steam for PC and coming April 18th to Xbox One.

The NZGDA and friends will have announcements at the end of the session. If you have an announcement please fill out this form ( https://goo.gl/forms/SFi5uhWMzBws2fIL2 ).

If you have an unfinished game, or art, or anything else you'd like to share bring it along for people to play so you can get some ideas for where to go with your designs next.

We encourage studios to send along recruiters and budding game developers to bring along their work to show and CVs.

If you want to request a screen or table please fill out this form ( https://goo.gl/forms/SFi5uhWMzBws2fIL2 ). It's the same form as above.

Parking is not easy in the city. You can catch buses to St Paul's Church.

If you are showing work and have a lot of equipment and you want to bring your car, send your name and license plate number to [masked] and I'll see if I can get you a parking space. No promises but I'll do my best.

A big thanks to AUT PIGSTY (www.pigsty.aut.ac.nz/) and NZGDA (www.nzgda.com).

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  • The Auckland Game Development Meetup

    See the meetup video here. We're a group of game developers, programmers, artists, musicians, animators and game enthusiasts that meet to discuss game design and collaborate on computer game projects. Members include students, hobbyists and professional game developers. We talk about iPhone, XBox, online, PC, virtual world, Android, console, Augmented Reality, MMORPG and even board games. Come along and share your own ideas and projects for games, or recruit people to work on one with you. We're organised

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