ATTENTION: Adelaide Gamedev Meetup!

who in adelaide is interested in a weekly game development night where people gather to discuss games and there development and people set up projects.

a more personal touch to the usual forum messageboards etc.

we could even organise guest speakers to come to our little gathering to see how things go.

start in a cafe and move around the place, gives a chance for game dev's to also get to know the adelaide resteraunt scene & or cafe scene club scene local hall availability etc.

eventually if it takes off register as a chapter to the GDA if all goes well.

it could be monthly,, if anyone is interested please post your thoughts.

i could imagine that a regular 5 to 10 people would attend monthly mabe 15 20, we could hire a projector(or borrow) if anyone has any projects they would love to display and get feedback on.

also i would like to see feedback on the general food price range(if any) people would be willing to pay, myself is about $20 and thats including all drinks and possibly helping someone else out i would usually spend $10. and also what type of venues are prefferable.

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souri's picture

Did Soul wear the Sumea shirt? [:D]

TyKeiL's picture

quote:Originally posted by Souri

Did Soul wear the Sumea shirt? [:D]

He certainly did, they are very blue.

Gibbz's picture

sounded good :)

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ok, been going to cafe's doing some location research and havent found much that i like.
gauging from the last one im not expectine people to want to eat but tea and coffee is most likely.

one venue i was sitting in today was SQ restaurant and Lounge 55-67 hindmarsh sq a really nice place with couches, the restaurant is fairly up market with dishes ranging from 8 to 30 quid, a bit much for most people, but as the hours we would be there are from 3 to 6 i dont think we would be eating there! im going to give them a ring and see if they can accomodate us.

the last meeting was very casual and nice, even though i would keep this theme up my brother, who has had much more practical experience at gathering meets of people, said that now would be a good time to start thinking about mabe getting idea's together to talk about.

so although i would still like the informal theme if people want to have a topic they'd like to raise start thinking. on what u want to talk about.

i know that i like to talk about alot of things, from the design of character movement, interface's, possible graphical routines, internet and network possibilities, AI and more.

and since i dont really know much about any of these from a programming pespective i have alot to learn.

if anyone need people to bounce ideas with for there own projects i think thats a good reason for a topic.

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Date:
Sunday 26th September 2004 between 3pm and 6pm

Inquiry details:
Myself: samuelnicholas@airnet.com.au
Sumea forum topic: http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2234&whichpage=3

Location:
SQ restaurant and lounge
55-67 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide 5000
South Australia
T: 08 8412 3397
F: 08 8412 3344
E: sq.adelaide@pacificint.com.au

Special Features
we will have a digital projector available to use if anyone has anything to showcase please bring it along, even if its a W.I.P. (work in progress)

what u need to bring
yourself mabe a few bucks for a coffee or tea. mabe you would like to take notes so a paper and pen, your own work you wish to show or anything you think may be entertaining.

if someone has a laptop with wifi card could they please bring it so we can get the internet onto the projector. much appreciated. (my own web account can be used)

any other suggestions before i send out the official emails?
oh and anyone who would like an email once every month with details for the next meetup email me at the above adress with the request.

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Sounds good :) I'm assuming that the projector will be attached to a PC (?) I can burn a selection of illust & design samples as PDFs to a cd for a 'slide show' style presentation. If there is anything in particular that people want to see or art/design topics that people want to focus on let me know and I will taylor my selection to that.

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hmm, a pc, i didnt think of having a test pc there for people to bring cd's for... i was assuming people bring thre laptops... i can bring my pc it has windows and linux on it although its a little old duron 1000 with a gforce2..

i will assume that im bringing my(crappy) pc untill someone would like to tell me otehrwise! laptops are proferred for displaying anything as you know your own systems and what is where easily..

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ooh ooh i forgot, i will sort of need an estimate for numbers this time being that the place were going to likes that sort of thing, im estimating 10 but i would love if people actually email me with whether they are coming or not, that way i can make a definate booking helping the SQ people out with there seating arrangements!!

thanks alot people!!

souri's picture

Submit a news post! [:D]

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another note!! if anyone who goes to uni or tafe or has access to a projector could possibly ask to borrow it for the occasion please get back to me, beats hiring one.

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quote:Originally posted by Souri

Submit a news post! [:D]

i will souri once the final little details are sorted and the official email has been sent!

Johnn's picture

PC/Laptop same diff for this purpose... I guess what I was asking was - If I bring a CD with PDFs of work samples will we be able to view it ? I don't have a laptop and dont fancy lugging my PC around :)

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i stuffed up the date sorry guys, its now the 26th of september!

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quote:Originally posted by JohnN

PC/Laptop same diff for this purpose... I guess what I was asking was - If I bring a CD with PDFs of work samples will we be able to view it ? I don't have a laptop and dont fancy lugging my PC around :)

im bringing my pc so theres no worry about a test case!

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ooooookkkkk.... ahh i just found some prices on hiring a data projector for the day, and its up around the $100 mark, and since my budget cant afford this then the idea is kaput... unless . someone who can get one for free puts up there hand and helps out!

ok i will post the official topic thread and send some emails!

ALL TRAFFIC FOR NEW MEETUP GO HERE
http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2327