July Meetup: A little rough, but a lot of good stuff!

Our July meetup went off (with only a couple of glitches) last night. We were happy to welcome Andrew Menchions as well as Laura Churchill and Dorian Rowe from NLFDC, who gave us a high-level introduction to tax credits game developers can avail of. Jordan Galbraith of Orange Slip Studios shared some of his experiences trying to raise money for a new company. Jeff Mercer from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation helped fill in some of the blanks, and indicated that our members are always welcome to come talk about their work to see if there are programs that might help them get a leg up.

The live stream cut off in the middle of the discussion, unfortunately, but we were able to recover at least a couple of remote attendees using our appear.in room. The volume there was apparently not ideal, so we’ll continue to work on that setup for future events. At the very least we’ll add a spare laptop charger to the GDNL equipment box!

Thanks to all our invited guests as well as our attendees, both in-person and remote. Hope to see you all again in August!

Last night was AWESOME YOU GUYS!

Last night we had another great crowd at Common Ground. Greg Wells held us in the palm of his hand while he took us through the fundaments of telling a story with sound, art, and gameplay.

We made a couple of improvements to our setup last night. We (somewhat) successfully streamed the talk portion of the meetup, including the excellent question-and-answer section at the end. Greg was kind enough to bring his projector, and we now have our own that is slightly less fancy but will still handle the job nicely.

Thanks everyone for coming out, thanks to our sponsor, Orange Slip Studios, and thanks to our speaker Greg Wells. We’ll be looking forward to the next meetup.

If you’d be interested in offering a talk for June (or any time at all), please let us know. And remember we offer 2 minute Appetizer slots if you just want to tell people about something cool that you’re working on!