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Games / RIP Pandemic Studios...
« on: January 19, 2009, 09:15:20 AM »
Yes, the studio that brought the world Battlezone II, Destroy all Humans, the starwars Battlefront series and Dark reign II, among other cool games, is now in deep shiznit.

EA has been doing severe headcount reductions, and Pandemic has been the latest studio to feel the sharp blade of ouch.


http://www.kotaku.com.au/games/2009/01/how_pandemics_dark_knight_turned_into_a_nightmare.html

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Comparisons / Why you should inform the authorities when shooting a film...
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:59:21 AM »
Its not really a comparison, but there is nowhere else to put it :D

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24610702-661,00.html

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Texturing and Shading / Hyper-realistic texturing tips (CGsociety)
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:29:09 AM »
Here is a feature from CG society with some nifty tips for hyperrealistic* texturing.

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=4678

NOTE: If you are not on the CGsociety mailing list, then WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?


*(if you want *photo* realisim you need to invest alot of time into researching shaders and shader techniques. But where is the style in that? Go and take a photo dude!)

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Games / DE BLOB review!
« on: August 13, 2008, 09:46:30 AM »

Well, here we go. This is what Ive been working on since april 1st. Its all come together pretty well :D

http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=12424&rss=1&title=de+Blob+Preview

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Web / Global Warming never looked this good!
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:43:21 AM »
Global Warming never looked this good!

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/thepitch.htm

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Games / DE BLOB OFFICIAL WEBSITE
« on: June 03, 2008, 11:59:44 AM »
Plug plug plug.  ;D ;D ;D

http://www.deblob.com/

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External / TV FILM AND GAME INDUSTRY PAY RATES
« on: May 29, 2008, 05:19:33 PM »
Ok, you are at uni and hopefully you will be making a career out of what you are doing.

Recently I've come across afew documents that will help give you an idea of what you can expect to be earning once you get out there in the "real world".

As I come across more docs I will update this thread, but for now these should give a good idea of reasonably up to date figures.

GAME INDUSTRY

Pay rates, industry figures and other random stuff. The pay figures (towards the end of the doc) are pretty accurate- they have gone up a little since this doc was published.
http://www.gdaa.com.au/docs/Industry_Profile.pdf

Good game ind info site:
http://www.gdaa.com.au/

TELEVISION INDUSTRY

Award pay rates (Don't freak out too much. These are the MINIMUM wages)
http://www.alliance.org.au/resources/download/tvi_award_minimum_award_wage_rates/

Gen Media industry Alliance: (for some reason excludes games. Bah)
http://www.alliance.org.au/

FILM INDUSTRY

This contains an interesting link to a film technitian contract, which gives a good idea of how it all works.
http://www.alliance.org.au/resources/film_%26_tv_technicians/

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Games / De Blob- On the Wii
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:28:16 PM »
Hi Peeps,

Just incase anyone has been wondering what I have been working on, here is the official website:

http://www.thq.com/games/gameinfo.php?id=1290

Feel free to google up some previews/articles on IGN. If you dont own a Wii, then this game is a good reason to get one! :D

As some random inside stuff, the Art Director, as well as one of the Environmental Artists, worked on Carmageddeon 1 and 2! I was so stoked when I found out about that! 

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External / Graduate Games Position in Sydney
« on: May 11, 2008, 10:20:44 AM »
Hi people.

This is mainly for Graduates. This job is advertised on www.conkerberry.com.au.

I hope you guys have a reel by now.  ;D

http://conkerberry.com.au/index_files/trainee_junior_interns.htm

Sydney

Graduate Artists  (REF STIGA)

Graduate Junior Artists position will be contracted for 7 months to work on the final part of the Art production process. At the end of the project you will have production experience on a finished title. In addition, there will be an opportunity for those who perform well to be offered a permanent contracts.

All applications must submit a show reel.

Responsibilities

· The majority of the work will be dressing and placing objects in the world with pre-made and modelled objects

· The artists will be responsible for placing buildings and populating the world and the vista areas

· The artists will place the navigation system for the player throughout the world

· There is limited texturing and modelling involved in this position

· A passion for creating and playing video games

Required Qualifications

· A recognised art qualification

· High quality reel

Required Skills

· Good use of Maya

· Good sense of artistic dressing

· Keen and eager

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External / BLUETONGUE are looking for QA testers
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:42:06 AM »
Hi guys, just thought I'd put this up. As a further note its an awesome place to work at.  ;D These jobs are hot property, so if you have just graduated apply now!

(Link: http://careers.thq.com/thq/cc/CCJobResultsAction.ss?command=ViewJobDetails&job_REQUISITION_NUMBER=31405)

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Blue Tongue Entertainment, a video game developer based in Melbourne, Australia.
Blue Tongue currently has 90 employees and is part of THQ Inc- a leading
worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The
company has developed for all popular video game systems, and has experience in
many genres.

Blue Tongue Entertainment was founded in October 1995. Titles produced include
Starship Troopers Terran Ascendancy, Jurassic Park Operation Genesis, and the
Nicktoons series of games. One game currently in production is de Blob, a
Wii-exclusive title that was nominated for "Best Original Game" in the
prestigious Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007. With continued growth and a
line-up of exciting next-gen projects in development, the future for Blue Tongue
is a bright one.

QA Tester

The QA Tester will be responsible for testing products in development and
executing test cases. They will also be required to effectively communicate
defects to the rest of the development team and enter bugs into the bug
database. This position will report directly to the Lead QA Tester.

Position:-

• Defect testing on all game products
• Bug reporting for each product tested
• Performance testing on all game products
• Assisting the facilitation of focus testing sessions
• Clear and concise communication of all issues

Requirements:-

• Enthusiasm and knowledge of video games in general
• Game industry experience an advantage
• Programming / Scripting experience desired
• University Education desired

For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Kirkby, Recruitment
Co-ordinator at akirkby@thq.com or +61 3 99149944.

When creating your profile please include a cover letter and resume in word
format.

 Location:     Level 3 606 St Kilda Rd Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia

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External / VICTORIAN FILM INTERNSHIPS- SHORT TIME ONLY
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:38:01 AM »
Hello all,

this just came up over the DLF mailing list (something that you should all be on- for more information look at the Jabba + Jeebuz's Essential Site list, which is in the external employment forum)

the internship applications are only open untill the 9th of May, so you have six days to apply. Do it now!

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Hey All,

 

Here’s the new batch of internships being offered by Victorian companies and Film Victoria.

 

Opportunities are available in animation, compositing, modelling, design and games programming.

 

Applications close on the Friday 9th of May

http://film.vic.gov.au/www/html/889-digital-media-internship-opportunities.asp

 

Also check out the Film and TV internships here:
http://film.vic.gov.au/www/html/888-film--television-internship-opportunities.asp

 

Drop me a line off-list if you’d like to discuss, and have a good weekend all.

 

Brad

 

Brad Giblin
Technical Project Officer
Industry Development and Investment

Film Victoria
Level 7 -189 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
P: 03 9660 3224
F: 03 9660 3201
E: brad.giblin@film.vic.gov.au
W: www.film.vic.gov.au

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External / Jabba + Jeebuz's Essential Site list!
« on: February 02, 2008, 06:21:00 PM »
Looking for work? Here is a good list of places online that both Kyle and I have found to be handy when cruising for employers:

http://conkerberry.com/
This is a recruitment site that advertises jobs for specific clients like Plastic Wax and Team Bondi. The jobs listed are mainly for the games Industry but I have also seen some VFX positions listed from time to time too. So far they have been pretty good to me, and have hooked me up with an interview with Blue-Tongue. Worth a look for junior positions.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/
Its a good site that offers a decent search of game jobs throughout the world. Main problem is that a recruitment company called Interactive Selection seem to be representing most of the game jobs in Australia and they don't really like dealing with anyone without at least 2 years of industry experience (3 rejections for this reason alone! -Jeebuz)

http://www.dlf.org.au/
Digital Labourers Federation. The thanks on this one go out to ORMO who introduced me to one awesome mailing list. The DLF sends out job notifications, useful links, interesting discussions,  and other things to fill up your inbox. I would suggest having a Gmail account to sign up with, as its only through the Gmail conversation archiving that I have managed to keep track of everything that comes through. On the good side, the job notifications are frequent and give a good idea of what is available out there. Most of it is for the Sydney region, but I have seen some Melbourne things come through, and one of two for SA.

http://sumea.com.au/
Kyle pointed out this site- its a directory of jobs, news, games in development and events regarding Australian and New Zealand games developers. Features a sign up option where you can be notified of things that you want to know about. A good jumping off point to familiarize yourself with who the developers are 9out there and what they are looking for in a junior graduate.


If anybody has any more good sites to take a look at feel free to add them to the list!

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Games / LAN- SAT 24th SOUTH CAMPUS
« on: November 20, 2007, 02:34:24 AM »
Hey Guys, there's gonna be a LAN on the 24th at south campus, starting 4:00. Not sure on numbers yet, but there are tables and chairs galore, so chances are you will have alot of nice space to yourselves.

Games played will include:

Call of Duty 4
Day of Defeat
World in Conflict
Gun Game (counter strike mod)
Dawn of war+expansions
Company of heroes
Warcraft III




IF you have the latest patched versions of these games, bring the patches with you, otherwise nobody can play. And that would be sad.

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