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April 2016

Visit to the Art Institute

April 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Back in February, I was pleased to have the chance to speak to students of the Austin Art Institute about the challenges and excitement of working in the video game industry.  Lots of great questions and interest!  Looking forward to seeing them join the community of Austin game developers in the coming years. Thanks to Kathy Amell, and Josh Russell, current president of the AI chapter of the International Game Developers Association for putting the event together! Frank

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The Video Game Producer’s Chair

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street
Austin, 78664 United States
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O.K., SXSW is over. You have caught up on your sleep and killed off the hangovers. Onto the next big thing! Join us for an amazing evening at our Austin Game Devs co-sponsored Video Game Gamers Unite! Meeting on April 14th., from 7pm - 9pm and our traditional Afta’ Party at Buffalo Billiards. The April Video Game Makers Unite! Meeting is being co-programmed with the Austin Game Devs (the Austin affiliate of the IGDA) and will focus on the role…

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June 2016

Escape Developer Hell Down the Fury Road – Visioneering: Indie Dev Strategic Planning Workshop

June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WE WORK UNIVERSITY PARK, 3300 N. Interstate 35
AUSTIN, TX United States
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Austin Game Devs will be hosting a free  “Visioneering” workshop, facilitated by the ZFactor Group (www.ZFactorGroup.com) for indie game studios, game company founders and game teams of all kinds. · Are you stuck in development hell? · Have you been unable to get your team working on the right things at the right times? · Do you have a plan on how to make money and scale? · What is “Visioneering?” It begins with the questions: (1) what does success…

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July 2016

Sound Designer Panel

July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mister Tramps, 8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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August 2016

Austin Game Dev Company Showcase

August 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gameplan, 4175 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX United States
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See what the local Austin Game Developers are working on with free beer, food, and games!

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September 2016

Resume Roast

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UT Computer Science Complex, 2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Students and new entrants to the video game industry, come sharpen your resume by getting it roasted by some of the top industry veterans in Austin. Submit your resume by *EXTENDED* September 14th, for a chance to have it roasted. The first 40 resumes will be sent back with detailed notes on how to improve your resume. 5 will be chosen to be reviewed on stage by a live panel of reviewers. These “Roasters” will be breaking them down and…

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October 2016

Austin Game Devs – Marketing Panel: Breaking Through the Noise and Building Loyal Fans

October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft Store – The Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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Austin Game Devs, your local IGDA affiliate, is excited to bring a panel event that impacts all aspects of game development: AGD's Marketing Panel: Breaking Through the Noise and Building Loyal fans! Some people just want to make games- others want to make great games that actually make it to the hands of customers. Learn what it takes to market your game, brand your studio, acquire a fanbase, foster loyalty, and garner media and industry attention. We'll talk about how…

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November 2016

Partnering With Publishers in the Age of Self-Publishing

November 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WE WORK UNIVERSITY PARK, 3300 N. Interstate 35
AUSTIN, TX United States
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– EVENT – In today’s age of digital publishing, video game developers are no longer required to partner with publishers to get their games to customers. That said, successfully bringing a game to market requires a LOT of work that is outside of game development, which is why a number of independently-funded developers still choose to work with publishers. This session will discuss the publisher/developer relationship, what makes those relationships work and what each party can bring to the table…

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February 2017
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Austin Game Dev Association – 2016 Retrospective and 2017 Plan

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mister Tramps, 8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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    Come join the Austin Game Developers Association (IGDA Affiliate) for an evening of fun and networking at Mr. Tramps. We'll review the events we held in 2016 and talk about our plans for 2017. Future events include: the second annual Austin Game Showcase, a potential return of the Game Dev Picnic, an upcoming workshop by an AMLAW 200 firm to help indie devs with their legal needs, our plans for SXSW and more. 6:30 PM - Doors Open…

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March 2017

SXSW Game Dev Dinner and Mixer

March 17 @ 8:30 pm - March 18 @ 12:00 am
Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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Hello Austin Developers and out-of-town guests! We are excited for another fun and frenzied SXSW/SXSW Gaming! Want to come be with your people? Come join us at the Black Star Co op Pub & Brewery for some drinks and great company. No format here, we'll just decompress, meet old friends, and make new ones. Wear something green, cause it's also St. Patrick's Day! If you need a place to be after the expo floor closes, this is it. Please rsvp…

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