Let's Talk Games: osu! From Perth To The World

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SAE Institute Perth

116-120 Roe Street

Northbridge, WA 6003

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A conversation with formerly Perth-based developer Dean Herbert, the developer of the rhythm game osu!

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The PC-based rhythm game osu! has become one of the most well-known games in the genre in recent years, with an active user base of 1.2 million players and creators as of 2019. But did you know that it all started here in Perth?

Join us at this month's Let's Talk Games for an evening in conversation with Tokyo-based osu! founder Dean Herbert, as he takes us through how a simple idea one lunchtime at a Perth supermarket job turned into a ten years and counting, life-changing game development project.

Dean will be covering the history of the project - going from a solo developer to a full-fledged company with full-time team members around the world; from a single virtual private server (VPS) to a small army of VMs and dedicated servers, all in the name of keeping 1.2M active users happy – with no business model, no ads, no sponsors and no monetization tactics!

He will be touching on the importance of user-created content, as well as the importance of judicious community management - as well as some more technical topics, including the recent switch from closed source to 100% open source development across all aspects of the project, and the recent creation of a very flexible, high-performance .NET Core-based game framework.

Light refreshment provided.

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SAE Institute Perth

116-120 Roe Street

Northbridge, WA 6003

Australia

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