Steam Group

GameDevDrinkUp August

Hi, industry friends,

We're set for next week's (Thurs., 8/18) GameDevDrinkUp for LA and SF. Are you ready? We are, and eager to drink and talk game-life happenings over the last month. 

As a reminder, we'll have giveaways for all attendees who remember to bring their biz cards. We're open to giveaway donations, so if your company has anything they'd like to contribute, winning guests will be accepting of them. Feel free to contact me @JonathanHawkins for LA and @WarrenPrice for SF, if you'd like to contribute. 

Details on next week's events:

When: Thursday, August 18 from 8 p.m. to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)
Where: McCabe's Bar & Grill, 2455 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Who: GameDevDrinkUp and you

***New Location - parking, food, and heated outdoor patio***
When: Thursday, August 18 from 8 p.m. to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)
Where: Mars Bar, 798 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103 
Who: GameDevDrinkUp and you

Hope to see all of you there!


Jonathan Hawkins

PS: Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter: @GameDevDrinkUp



GameDevDrinkUp Pushed to Aug 18th

Hi Everyone-

While this Thursday would mark our August GameDevDrinkUp, we’ll be pushing it to the following week (Thurs., 8/18). Sorry for any inconvenience here, but hope everyone can mark their calendars for next week as we’ll have drinks, networking, giveaways and good times on the agenda, once again.

Have a great week, and be on the lookout for an email for details on next week’s GameDevDrinkUp to arrive in your inboxes shortly.


Jonathan Hawkins


IndieCade Mobile 3D Game Jam

LG Electronics presents

INDEPENDENT GAME DEVELOPERS are invited to participate in a two-day game jam, August 6th - 7th, to create games for the LG Thrill 4G, the world's first 3D smartphone. The LG Thrill 4G, using Real 3D, offers glasses-free 3D, front-and-rear cameras, 3D video capture and more. Participating developers will compete to create innovative, compelling, playful game protoypes that explore the dimensionality of this new 3D game platform.
A panel of distinguished judges will select finalists from the game jam to be further developed and shown at a special exhibition at IndieCade 2011. Finalists whose games are presented will receive Unity Pro Licenses, and will be eligible to win the LG Mobile 3D Award to be presented at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremonies to be held at Culver Studios in Culver City October 7th, 2011. Awardees will also receive an LG Thrill 4G phone.
Sponsored by global consumer electronics leader LG and produced by IndieCade, the international festival of independent games, with additional support from from Unity and Alienware, the IndieCade Mobile 3D Game Jam will be hosted in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Interactive Media Division. Developers will have access to state of the art development facilities, including hardware and software to develop innovative prototypes for this cutting edge technology. LG Real 3D development kits and LG Thrill 4G phones will be on-hand for developers to test and play their prototypes.  Games can be created in Unity, Android, and Java. For more on developing for LG Real 3D, visit: http://developer.lgmobile.com/real3d/ Developers will retain ownership of their own IP produced during the game jam.
The event will be open to all indie game developers, including students and those employed at major studios, who have previous experience developing games. Spaces are limited, so sign up as an individual or with a team to secure your spot and join us for a weekend of innovation, creativity, artistry, and 3-Dimensionality! Apply at: http://www.meetup.com/indiecade/ For more info contact gamejam@indiecade.com . 



Pics from GameDevDrinkUp #2 - San Francisco

Next DrinkUp Aug 14th!


Pics from GameDevDrinkUp #4 - Los Angeles

 Thank you to everyone who came out!