Announcing Cre8! Unity Porting Workshops in Sydney and Melbourne

Have you got a Unity game on other platforms that you haven’t yet taken to Windows? If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, wait no longer. We’re coming to you!

The Cre8! Unity Porting Workshops are hands-on, workshop which will walk you through porting your Unity game to Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone. Your individual issues will be looked at and resolved and, by the end of the weekend, your game should be ported to a new platform allowing access to a whole new market.

Join the 2,000+ Unity games that have collectively enjoyed 3,000,000 downloads in less than 3 months.

The event is free, but places are limited peeps with existing titles and then for first in, best dressed, you’ll need to sign up quickly!

Sydney (9a.m. Saturday 3rd May – 5p.m. Sunday 4th May)

Melbourne (9a.m. Saturday 17rd May – 5p.m. Sunday 18th May)

See you there!

Startup Muster 2013 Launches!

Startup Muster 2013 is a survey of the Australian startup community to take a snapshot of what Australia has accomplished in 2013, launching on February 28th, 2014.

Run by Murray Hurps, with research/design help from Richard Kroon, and statistical help from a statistician and a survey methodology expert.

There will be a free report each year, along with a free anonymised data set.

The survey is being run to help show government, investors and the media what’s really happening in the Australian startup scene, which so far has been under-represented in surveys of the industry. Continue Reading →

Cre8! Developer Intensive – Unity porting workshops

Microsoft wants to help you bring your Unity game to Windows.


You may have heard. Unity devs are making some magic over in the Windows store. We are seeing great games succeed in this “new gold rush”. There are already 2000+ Unity games in the Windows Store with some hitting 3,000,000 downloads in less than 3 months. This is a new and amazing opportunity on the biggest operating system on the planet.

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Appreneur Challenge – Game closed :-(

Update 5pm 10th March 2014 Thank you to all those who have entered the challenge.

Keep tuned to hear all about our winner at the end of March.

Those who won an Xbox One in the first part of the competition will now go on to compete to double their prize.

The 20 winners will have 2 weeks to promote their apps and build a fan base.

The most creative and successful marketing promotion for the apps will double the prize and win a Surface Pro 2 (valued at $1100.00 AUD)*!

*Terms and conditions apply

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Skill up & win prizes! – Winner

Congratulations to Murray Hipper of South Lake in WA.

Murray is the winner of our Microsoft Virtual Academy for Developers competition.

By simply completing the course Build Apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Murray has scored himself some great prizes – an Asus Vivo Tab valued at $289RRP and a Nokia 925 valued at $450RRP.


YOW! Conferences, keynotes and workshops in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

The guys at YOW have done it again with a great line-up of industry-leading speakers from all parts of the developer community. The speakers that grabbed my attention are Scott Hanselman, Joe Albahari, Joel Pobar and Hadi Hariri, but others might jump out at you. They all look world-class.

There are four ways to get involved at YOW! (make sure you check out number 3 – the GeekGirls/Taste of YOW. A very cool initiative). Continue Reading →

Master Design at our Prototyping Workshop

Got an awesome app idea that utilises open data? Join us for a workshop as part of the Premier’s Awards for Open Data on how to map out a prototype of your application. Explore how to map out a user interface and key features for your application. This workshop will take place on October 17th 2013. For more information on the Premier’s Awards for Open Data visit  & make sure you register here

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Ideation Workshop with Patrick Van der Pijl : Build an App with a Business Model

Ideation Workshop: Build an App with a Business Model

It’s one thing to develop an amazing app, but it’s another to build an app that you can commercialize. With the launch of the Premier’s Awards for Open Data we are hosting an Ideation Workshop at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, to help app developers and startups think beyond the functionality of an application and to think about their businesses model. This is a great workshop to take in the early stage of application development, as it will help direct you to build an application that is sustainable and commercially viable.

The is a workshop will be  hosted by PATRICK VAN DER PIJL & MICHEAL EALES  from Business Models Inc. If you are a fan of the Business Model Canvas, then this is a workshop you don’t want to miss!

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Calling all developers, start-ups and open data enthusiasts—join us at the Open Data Mixer

Queensland Government has released a wave of new data sets for developers to utilize & launched a major apps competition the Premier’s Awards for Open Data.

There is up to $20,000 in cash prizes available!  So make sure you check out the details on and attend their upcoming event- The Open Data Mixer to find out more.

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