October 14th saw me give a TEDx talk at TEDx Tallaght. The subject was Ending Poverty by Ending Charity and looked at the need to charity with more contemporary ideas. The focus was on our joint venture game Kesho Town which aims to raise awareness and funds for projects in the developing world. The talk is embedded below and can be seen on the TEDx YouTube channel also.
So things have slowed up a bit here in Kesho HQ, we’re on a funding drive to get the next tranche of funding (and a Development Agency Partner) but we are still plugging away with assets for the game. Below are some of the concepts for a school and well (With Tsega and Abel playing)
On 14th October 2015 Nebula’s own Colin Guilfoyle will give a TED talk at TEDx Tallaght. On the topic of Ending Poverty by Ending Charity it comes on the back of work on Kesho Town and the Nebula Social program. Speakers have been announced at TEDx Tallaght site and tickets for the event go on sale on the 1st September.
Other Speakers on the day include Peter Maeck, Carol Conway, Anna Roe and more. Check their site for full details.
So we’re back from Brighton, and while not fully recovered we figured we’d give a brief overview of what we did / saw. We met Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon which was amazing for feedback and ideas. We have some tweaking of the product to do on the back of some issues on the App Store T’s & C’s but there’s nothing we can’t work around.
Made some very useful contacts for development and graphics so we’re quite happy with ourselves!
- Android apk generation
- Android IAP integration
- Tree planting / harvesting
- Pop increase buildings limit to 1 of each
- Animal purchase doesn’t need build time
- Crops ready to harvest identified by ‘ripe’ graphic
- Fix Bug with Fence
- Seed Info Panel
- Pickup Spawn Bouncing
- Auto Pickup after 5 seconds
- Seed Unlocking requirements
We’re registered to attend Develop:Brighton in July!
The Develop:Brighton Conference is the must-attend event in the European games development calendar. Learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from renowned gurus and the sharpest indie newcomers, and get up-to-date with the tools and techniques that will give your studio an edge.
We’re attending with the support of Enterprise Ireland, and the big question on all of our lips – “Will we be going with the game launched?” We aim to yes!
The latest release to beta has been approved, this features the ‘shamba’ being a basic farm plot which can be planted with different crops.
- Shamba Building
- Crop Planting
- Crop Harvesting
- Menu for Crop selection when select empty Shamba
Colin Guilfoyle, a recent recipient of Honeycomb’s Digital Industry Captivate Awards and co-founder of Kesho Town and Nebula Consultancy, today spoke to a packed auditorium at Honeycomb’s Showcase Event at Dundalk’s IT campus. Guilfoyle addressed the challenges facing the games development industry in Ireland and Europe. Industry delegates, IT students and Dkit staff were walked through the journey of a game, from concept to launch.
Kesho Town – A Game with Real Word Impact
Whilst still in development, Kesho Town has already garnered huge interest from gamers, funders and potential stakeholders. Kesho Town is a game with a difference, one that combines gaming with a social conscience. It supports actual global humanitarian projects, allowing the gamer to see the results on screen and to share within their social media circles. Development agencies get to heighten their digital presence in a target market they might find hard to otherwise penetrate.
A Route to Market for Aid & Development Agencies
Agency fundraising has gone through a period of renaissance and the Kesho Town route is a long-term promotional and monetising opportunity for all development agencies world-wide. Its transparency is key to its socially aware user profile.
For more details on how Kesho Town can connect you to a giving market, contact Colin via keshotown.com or @keshotown on twitter. Kesho Town is a joint venture between Nebula Consultancy and Grace Communications.