This blog is post by William Price, our community volunteer.
Imagine yourself in a mansion: 20,000 square feet of hardwood floors with gaming murals on every wall. Trendy music plays from speakers mounted on thick wooden pillars. Bottomless hot tea, cold water and Red Bull are sitting on the counter free for the taking, and you sit around a table with some of the brightest new minds of the games industry. You look up from typing out the next big thing in gaming, and glance around the room at your peers; games designers and developers, programmers, artists, writers, musicians, all gathered in one place–and beside them, you.
Latin America has become a growing market in the game industry, with new startups being born every day and the local governments creating programs to help this emerging industry. Now is the best time to unite, grow this community and empower it to achieve the next level of success.
With the goal of helping more Latin American game developers grow to strong scalable startups that obtain large scale commercial success and become top candidates for global expansion, VC scale funding and Global M&A potential, YetiZen and Global Game Designers Guild (GGDG) have joined forces.
This Monday our YetiZen accelerator portfolio company Incuvo shared with the industry their ideas on community building in games and demo’ed their upcoming product Createrria, which allows anyone to make a game while playing a game!
For those of you who missed it here is a youtube recording:
After Sana’s guest post on VentureBeat “2012 Investment: Busting myths by looking deeper at the numbers” we were flooded with questions. Our King of the Yetis Sana decided to dedicate the entire Feb 18th State of the Industry talk on trends in gaming investments. She dove a deeper dive into the numbers revealing insight beyond what was previously discussed on the blog. Everyone who came left with some new knowledge!
If you were not among the lucky hundred that made it to the talk in person, check it out in its entirety below.
Our luncheon attendees were able to meet with the Canopy team and check out their amazing touch-sensitive, app-enhanced case on their smartphones! Developers had the opportunity to ask questions and obtain a free copy of their SDK!
Not only does PowerInbox provides a more dynamic email inbox for you, they also promote creativity among hungry developers via a free lunch! On Wednesday, YetiZen and PowerInbox had joined forces to cure all GDC attendees from hunger! Attendees were able to satisfy their tummies AND learn more about the upcoming Games in Email contest!
Who said there’s no such thing as free lunch? On the first day of GDC (March 25th, 2013), YetiZen and the UK Trade & Investment opened its doors and offered free lunch to all GDC attendees! Attendees were able to enjoy some nice hot meal while meeting UK game studios, middleware, platform, and services companies that were invited to showcase their products by UKTI.
Hey all you awesome peeps! Hope you had an excellent and productive GDC week and are on the road to recovery! We would like to thank all those that attended our Yetis on Ice GDC party on March 26th at Ruby Skye. It was great meeting new faces and reconnecting with old friends. Now that you’ve had time to thaw out, here are some photos from the party!