Next PAGDIG Meeting, New Location! Tue 10/30/12 @ 7pm at p:ear Gallery

Hi all! It’s PAGDIG time again. This time at a brand new location.

While the Lucky Lab has served us well for many a meetup, we’ve been looking for a new venue for a while where we could hold roundtable discussions at a reasonable volume without a lot of bad acoustics, especially now that outdoor seating is not an option with fall weather. Finally that month is here, as Corwin has graciously arranged to get us meeting space at the p:ear Gallery at 338 NW 6th Avenue. It will be Tuesday, 10/30 at 7pm. We were unable to book our usual Thursday this month, but we will endeavor to do that next month.

To celebrate, pizza and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring your own stuff too, or stuff to share if you are nice like that.

The roundtable discussion subject this month:

Marketing Your Creation and Yourself in the Modern Era, for Profit and Non-Profit

As the gatekeeping for the release of games has become decentralized in recent years, so have the channels in which we get the word out about what we make. Whether it’s for the purpose of marketing a product for profit or getting the word out about smaller indie projects (as in the case for Kickstarters, etc), the landscape for promotion seems paradoxically both more accessible and more puzzling than ever.

How do you market these channels while staying authentic?
What about channels like Greenlight that mix marketing and gatekeeping?
How important are trailers and videos?
Are the old channels like ads and publishers even relevant anymore or is word of mouth king?
What about bundles and offer aggregators?
Is the “story” of who is developing their game of interest to the consumer?

Let’s put our heads together and come up with some kind of road map, or at least have fun trying.

Hope to see you all there!

Pixel Arts and the Guts For Glory Game Summit

Hello all. Our friends at Pixel Arts are organizing a game jam for a good cause next week. Spread the word!

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Pixel Arts is hosting a game summit to benefit Donate Life Northwest and save lives through organ donation.

The summit begins October 18th, 6pm at the Emergent Learning Commons conference and continues through the weekend, Oct. 19th-21st, with a Startup Game Jam hosted at ISITE Design.

Please register at http://g4g2012.eventbrite.com/

We will provide light breakfast and full lunch. Space is available for 45 participants.

Event information below. Please feel free to contact jeffrey dot sens at gmail dot com with any questions.
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Event Schedule:

“Collaborative Game Development for NGOs and NPOs”

Speakers: Valerie Egan of Donate Life Northwest, Brandon Bozzi of Game It Forward, and local developers Corvus Elrod, David Galiel and Wolfgang Wozniak.

Hosted by the 4th Annual Emergent Learning Commons conference
The University of Oregon’s White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209

A seperate registration is required for the panel.
Please register@http://elcommons.org/oied-2012-registration-form

Startup Game Jam

Build teams and move from concept to prototype in 3 days.

Friday October 19th, 6-10pm

Saturday October 20th, 9am-5pm

Sunday October 21st, 9am-7pm

Hosted by ISITE Design

2030 NW Pettygrove Street

Portland, OR 97209

Parking available across the street in bays 35 and higher only. Additional street parking is available.