Building a Business: Creating a Commercially Viable Game Studio
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Business: Creating a Commercially Viable Game Studio

Adam Creighton is starting new development studio Enduring Games in Austin, Texas. Adam will talk about successes and mistakes (oh, the mistakes!) from 25 years of studio leadership, mega media company production, middleware development, enterprise technical direction, pet shop feed supply management, acting, and llama wrestling, and how those things can create your next successful thing. Hopefully.

A strategic industry leader for video games, consumer goods, and services, Adam Creighton is Founder & Studio Head for Austin's Enduring Games. The studio crafts high-quality products for upcoming console hardware and business models, making good games with good people.

Key companies from Adam's past include Disney, Emergent Game Technologies, & Panic Button. Key brands include Marvel, Star Wars, DOOM, Warframe, & Rocket League. Adam is a professional voice and on-camera actor. He's been known to wrestle llamas.

VGMU! meets monthly meet on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at the Capital Factory, Austin, Texas at 7PM. Topics will be announced as the date grows nearer.

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A New World: Austin
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

A New World: Austin

A New World premieres in Austin!

For the first time in Austin, A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble, and renowned piano soloist Benyamin Nuss, under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event.

Limited VIP meet & greet tickets include:
- Premium seating for the performance
- Autograph session and photo opportunity

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STAPLE! 15
Oct
12
to Oct 13

STAPLE! 15

  • Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

STAPLE!, Austin’s own small press media expo, will have its 15th annual show at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex from Oct. 12 to 13, 2019. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass, or $15 for a two-day pass, CASH ONLY, available only at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free!

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Press Start ATX
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Press Start ATX

You are invited to <PRESS START ATX> an esports tournament, and video game dev career conference. This is intended as a fun Back to school event for the local High School and Middle School aged community at large...all are welcome!

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Game Writer’s Collective Meetup
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Game Writer’s Collective Meetup

Hosted by Carmen Askerneese. A social/networking event for game writers working and aspiring alike! If you’re not a writer but looking to connect with writers for a project come by and let us know what you’re working on!

Feel free to invite or bring anyone interested in writing for games or that wants to connect with writers.

Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2495108140571881/

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Game Dev Portfolio Posse August 2019
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Game Dev Portfolio Posse August 2019

A Portfolio Posse is when job seekers are paired with a professional in a similar specialty, and have 15 minutes to review a porfolio and/or resume from the job seeker. The reviewee may visit multiple reviewers, and the reviewer may take longer than 15 minutes to review, at their discretion. It's one step removed from a real job interview, and practice for the real thing!

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Student Game Showcase
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Student Game Showcase

  • Austin Community College - Creative Design Technologies (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for our end of the year Student Game Showcase at ACC's Creative Design Technologies department. Students have been working diligently to polish their games and challenge themselves through design, art, and animation. There are a total of four games that will be presented and after each presentation industry professionals will be able to ask questions and give feedback.

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AAUGA July 2019 Meeting
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

AAUGA July 2019 Meeting

Our mission is to serve Austin's digital artists by educating the workforce, connecting job seekers with job creators, and fostering a sense of community within the digital graphics space. This space includes, but is not limited to, game development, film, motion graphics, animation, VFX, and VR.

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North Austin Game Night
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

North Austin Game Night

Game Night is on and it's summer in Texas! Welcome locally developed games Blood Nor Water, Blazer League, Outpost Delta, Old Lefty's Rubbin' 'n' Racin', and Renegade: Crabtastrophe! Of the AAA flavor, Ryan Barrett is bringing out Smash Ultimate on the Switch and Juan Moreno is bringing out Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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Designing for the Future: UI &amp; Interaction Mechanics for XR
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Designing for the Future: UI & Interaction Mechanics for XR

  • Capital Factory, Voltron Room (1st Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come gleam insights derived from sifting through the best examples from the gaming and XR industries, and learn how you can design UI & interaction mechanisms that work for both (and future-proof your current plans for cross-platform support in the approaching wave of devices to come).

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VR Austin - The North Door
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

VR Austin - The North Door

VR Austin is back at The North Door on Tuesday, JULY 9th with NO COVER and a free drink for the first 50 in the door! Come check out new VR/AR experiences and mingle with the incredible VR Austin Community. We can't wait to see you there! (Full List of Special Guests + Demos coming soon!)

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RTX Austin 2019
Jul
5
to Jul 7

RTX Austin 2019

  • Austin Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RTX is the world's greatest celebration of gaming, animation, comedy, and internet culture. It's where amazing entertainment and the best fans in the world meet up for the best weekend of the year.

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The Last Juegos Rancheros of 2019
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Juegos Rancheros of 2019

We’re inviting the Austin game dev community to bring their games and share them with each other. We’ll also have some of your favorite multiplayer games from past JRs. Additionally a very special set by DJ GARF will be happening. So bring yourself, bring your games, bring your friends and let’s party!

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ACTLab Conference 2019: Reboot the Noösphere! Re-wilding the Infinite Network
Jun
28
to Jun 29

ACTLab Conference 2019: Reboot the Noösphere! Re-wilding the Infinite Network

The annual ACTLab conference brings together artists, technicians, performers, hackers, scholars, and the original ACTLab community for two days of celebration, and the chance to show each other what we’ve been doing and thinking. The focus of the conference is the animating idea of the ACTLab: MAKE STUFF!

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An Evening for Women in Gaming with Zynga’s Women Tech Leaders
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening for Women in Gaming with Zynga’s Women Tech Leaders

Attention Austin-based women in gaming! PowerToFly is thrilled to be partnering with Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, to present a one-night-only evening of networking and tech talks led by Zynga's women tech leaders.

This is your chance to meet the women behind franchises like CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. We have plenty of other fun surprises in store for the night so you won't want to miss it!

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