The first Transmedia Victoria meetup!

I’m very happy to announce the first official post-event meetup is happening on Tuesday 5th April. Many of you wanted to meet up with more game developers, and were quite inspired by Tassos Steven’s performance talk. And so, the first meetup delivers more of these two things!

The Melbourne chapter of the International Game Developers’ Association is generously hosting the first TMV meetup. Giselle of the IGDA has affectionately called it the Transmedia IGDAM Mashup (aka Tim).

The night to be a mini-TMV event, where you be able to connect with potential partners in gaming, TV, film, theatre, and digital sectors; hear war stories and strategies on how to work with other industries; and be inspired by wildly different creative processes. To help make this happen, I’ve arranged for two great speakers to come along:

Carl Nilsson-Polias (Artistic Associate, The Hayloft Project) will begin the night by sharing insights into the collaborative theatre-making process of award-winning theatre company The Hayloft Project.

Carl Nilsson-Polias is Artistic Associate at The Hayloft Project. He is an acting graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts working in theatre, radio and film. In 2010, he appeared in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Richard III, Casablanca for ABC Radio National and The Nest for The Hayloft Project. In 2009, he produced 3xSisters, Spring Awakening, The Only Child and B.C. for The Hayloft Project. He is the founding editor of Spark Online and his writings on theatre, dance and film have been appearing in RealTime Magazine since 2008.

Jarrad Trudgen (Lead Designer, Iron Monkey) will then delve into the design issues, decisions and processes in creating iOS games for existing global franchises (EA games), such as Deadspace, Need for Speed, Mirror’s Edge, and The Sims.

Details: Tuesday 5th April. 6.30pm onwards 6pm-6.50pm at Cho Gao, Level 3, Melbourne Central. Up escalators at the corner of La Trobe & Swanston Street, Melbourne. Then at 6.50pm we’ll go across the road to hear the presentations at the Experimedia space at the State Library of Victoria (how to get there). After presentation drinks will then happen at Cho Gao.

If you’re in FB, add yourself to the special Facebook event page!

A big thank you to the IGDA Melbourne chapter, Giselle Rosman (yay!), Carl Nilsson-Polias and Jarrad Trudgen for contributing your awesome time and expertise. I look forward to seeing you all there!

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