[Event] Johannesburg Community Evening - 12 February 2019

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This event happens monthly, is free to attend and anyone may speak at the meetup - just comment in the thread below to let us know!

Test games! Talk games! Make games!

When: 18:30 until around 21:30, Tuesday 12 February.
Where: Microsoft Campus Bryanston, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg. Auditorium 3

- 6:00 - 7:00 Grab food elsewhere + bonding time (Microsoft serves food at 6pm and it generally goes quite fast.)
- Introductions
- Community News (5 min)

- @Bensonance - Mechanical Motifs: Press ‘F’ to pay respects to better videogame storytelling.

- Talk Slot 2 (15 min)

- Demo Slot 1 (10 min)

- Demo Slot 2 (10 min)

- Discussion Slot


- Playtest Pitchathon (if you're playtesting a game, we ask that you give a 30 second pitch to the room about what the game is, before we all break off and play things).

Bring your games and set them up inside the auditorium before and after the meetup!

Board game prototypes can and will be played so bring along your prototypes!

If you intend to attend, please indicate so on the Facebook event (Not mandatory, so don't worry if you don't have/use Facebook)


If you are interested in giving a talk or demo for a meetup, drop a reply in the thread with what you'd like to do or send me a PM :)


  • Psst @Bensonance please drop me the title for your talk so I can update here and make the FB event ;)
  • (the fb event link is wrong :P)
  • Karuji said:
    ... make the FB event ;)
    Yep ;)

    I'm being slightly bad in waiting a bit for the title so I only need to log into FB once >_> (I really dislike even logging into it)
  • @karuji Talk title will be: "Mechanical Motifs: Press ‘F’ to pay respects to better videogame storytelling"

    It's an updated version of my talk from Playtopia that I just gave at an event in Switzerland
  • @Bensonance congrats on your guys game! It looks amazing. I saw you guys in a news article!
    I remember seeing the early prototype at that investors talk we had last year at the university.
    Really epic to see the final result!
    Thanked by 1Bensonance
  • @DavidKnightRedDawn Thanks! :D

    Which talk at which university was that haha? Were Sugar or I there?
    Thanked by 1DavidKnightRedDawn
  • @Bensonance wassup! I can't remember the specific one. My mind wipes itself every year to take in space for the next year. Haha.

    But will see you guys at this next JHB talk next week.
    Are any demo slots still open?
    Thanked by 1Bensonance
  • @Karuji thanks for organizing the meetup!

    @Bensonance great talk! Really keen to check out that Two Brothers game after I jam yours.

    Was really awesome meeting/re-meeting all you guys. And thanks to everyone for your feedback. It's given me a lot to think about.
    Thanked by 1Bensonance
  • Argh. I missed it by a day. And I'm super passionate about better storytelling in games. :(

    Was it perhaps recorded?
  • @PGdeJonge

    It wasn't recorded here, but the version I gave in Zurich was, I think - so I'll post it here when it goes live for ya
  • @bensonance Ah, that would be really freaking awesome, thanks. :D

    I'm a filmmaker who'd like to get into writing for games, so I really want to start coming to these things and meet people. Do we have any idea of when the next community thing is, so I can write it down so long?
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