developers

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    MetaLab is bringing world renowned developer trainers to Victoria March 10-11 and 14-18 see more

    MetaLab is bringing world renowned developer trainers to Victoria March 10-11 and 14-18. Big Nerd Ranch (they train Facebook and Apple developers in iOS) will provide an intense iOS + Swift bootcamp to cross train a large group of MetaLab engineering staff in iOS... And MetaLab has 5 spots left for VIATEC Members to purchase! It's incredibly hard to find people with the right iOS skills, so they thought, hey, why don't we just train everyone and invest the time and money to do it properly?

    Course outline: https://training.bignerdranch.com/classes/beginning-ios-iphone-ipad-with-swift

    MetaLab has 5 spots left in the course, and they want them to go to VIATEC Members.

    Typical cost is $5,200 USD, not including getting to their ranch in California or Atlanta. MetaLab is selling the seats for $5,000 CDN* each, which, if you consider how rare and sought after iOS skills are in Victoria, is an absolute drop in the bucket compared to impact of having iOS skills in-house!

    Interested Parties can contact Elexa Styan (elexa@metalab.co

    *Quick Note about Job Grants BC: You'd be unable to apply for this grant unfortunately due to MetaLab hiring BNR directly.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The Kongregate Launchpad team is excited to announce the release of their new program, Launchpad X see more

    The Kongregate Launchpad team is excited to announce the release of their new program, Launchpad X. This program is dedicated to funding game developers who aren't afraid to take risks, push boundaries, and break genres -- paving the way for new ones.

    When the original Launchpad program released in 2015 it began funding new games with high polish and production values. Launchpad X is taking a different approach, funding games with often less than a month of development time, really focusing on core mechanics and innovation (think game jam++). They’re funding the titles from scratch to completion, and offering larger publishing agreements if games are successful in their early states. Launchpad X developers can choose whether or not their games actively monetize through opt-in ads or in-game purchases.

    Launchpad X will coexist happily alongside Launchpad, both coming with Kongregate’s level of publishing services like analytics, game design expertise, UI/UX expertise, backend support, monetization support, and other benefits. Both programs target Kongregate’s web platform, Kongregate.com, with opportunities to expand to other platforms.

    More information and applying to get funding for Launchpad games can be found at kongregate.com/launchpad.