Local Gaming News for December, 2018

From the Editor

As the end of the year draws closer, the games industry inevitably turns to Game of the Year conversations as we look back at the year that was.

That applies to us as well which is why we’ve invited our friends from several Brisbane media outlets to discuss and vote on which game truly did it best in 2018. We’ve called it the BNE Game Awards, and the results can be found over the next page.

It was a lot of fun putting these results together and it really helps build an extremely clear picture that the future of game development in Brisbane is bright and innovative.

We’re going to take a well earned break over the Christmas and New Year period, so there will be no Brisbane Byte in January. That means you can look forward to a jam-packed issue in February though!


BGC Credit System

The Brisbane Gaming Collective in Coorparoo is running a promotion during the month of December.

Earn credits for every $20 spent in store, and on Boxing Day BGC will be holding a special event where they auction off items with the credits being used as bids.

Bonus credits apply when purchasing certain combinations of items. Check in store for more details.


Ultimate Smash Party

The fine folk over at UQU Esports are putting on a launch party to celebrate the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.

$5 entry gets you in to play the latest game in the franchise with competitive and non-competitive members of the community. There will also be food ad drink, plus a chance at winning prizes on the night.

UQU Esports on Dec. 7 from 5pm.


Market Research

It’s your last chance to take part in Dr Brendan Keogh’s Australian Video Game Maker survey.

tinyurl.com/ozgamedev


More Mainstream Games Coverage

Press Start have partnered up with Triple M’s Tom & Olly to bring gaming news to a national radio audience of over 400,000 listeners.

Tune in every Tuesday night between 7pm and 10pm to get your fix.


Retro Garage Sale

Remember Cafe de Soyt in Albion? They’re running a massive retro garage sale on December 9th from 10am, choc full of everything from Nintendo, Sega, and way way more. Go say hello and pick up a bargain at the same time!


Learn to Draw in VR

Lexi at Freespace VR has been running classes in Tilt Brush to help devs design and develop their projects. The next class is on Dec 5 from 5:30pm.


Screen Queensland Update

Screen Queensland has announced the successful recipients of the 2018/19 Game Development and Marketing Investment Program.

Totalling just over $180,000, the funds will be going to several projects that regular readers of Brisbane Byte will be familiar with, including Unpacking and Fledgling Heroes.

The QLD resurgence continues...


This was first published in the December 2018 issue of Brisbane Byte magazine. Subscribe below to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.