VRTO IS CANADA’S PREMIERE IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES EVENT
A unique, international conference, exploring Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, programming, game developments, arts, culture and science through immersive technologies featuring in-depth training, structured networking and a world-class symposium on the evoloution on a new medium.
You can get tickets on the official Eventbrite right here.
Digifest 2019 is an annual three-day design and technology festival, as well as a startup showcase. This year, Digifest explores the theme Creative Growth to highlight how creativity impacts our everyday lives. The event will look into the future and see advancements in the field of mobility, education, blockchain, cannabis and culture.
You can pick up your tickets right here.
The Indie Mixer is hosting a Game Environment Art Challenge wich you can check out right here.
The Mix’s Game Art Challenge theme is Original Spin, it is meant to challenge artists to take something from their past and put their own spin on it, make it interesting. We want them to exaggerate the past and draw us into a new world that we’ve never seen before.
To enter, artists need to create a concept scene based off of their favorite memory or place, something that has a special meaning to them. Everything created must be original and created during the challenge.
There are two categories - Concept (which ends on the 14th), and 3D (which ends June 2nd). Again, check out the official site for all the rules and such.
Are you interested in getting started making games in Unity? Then DMG (Dames Making Games) has the workshop for you! This hands-on workshop will ease you in to using the Unity Engine and is perfect for beginners with no development experience.
Tickets are free for DMG members and $35 for non-members.
Do you have an interest in gaming? Join us for the triOS Gaming Arcade event!
View and play games being produced by triOS students and graduates. Chat with studio owners and instructors in the gaming industry. Learn how to break into the video game development and art industries.
Date: November 1, 2018
Location: triOS College Toronto Campus
Interested? When you attend this event, you'll also receive a $500 bursary toward the Video Game Design and Development or Video Game Design Technologies diploma program at triOS!
EGLX is back! And arriving sooner than you think.
EGLX is a celebration of all things gaming. What started out as a small get-together has grown into Canada’s largest video game event. Look forward to exciting displays from your favourite AAA and indie developers, an expanded kids zone with plenty of games for the younger set and 4 massive stages covering all the esports action in Canada Cup, the WESG Canadian national qualifiers and more. Whatever your game is, come play at EGLX in downtown Toronto, October 26 – 28!
The Hand Eye Society Ball 2018 will be Saturday the 22nd in Toronto. If you're unfamiliar with the event, it's basically a fancy-smancy party for gamers. Tickets can be purchased here, and you can check out the full site for details.
At long last, our fourth annual fancy videogame party has returned with another spectacular night featuring music, food and drink, mystery, and the best contemporary videogames from Toronto and beyond. Our last three celebrations -- at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2014, the Masonic Temple in 2015, and again in 2016 -- have all sold out before the day of reckoning, so don't delay in purchasing tickets! If you want to stay updated or share this event with others, subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, Facebook group, and Twitter. They say good things come to those who use the hashtag #HESBall18 to spread the word...
Dress up fancy, enjoy a curated selection of delightful and surprising games amidst music and mingling, and support a videogame arts not-for-profit at the same time!
Ludum Dare 42 is coming up! Ludum Dare is one of the biggest and longest running online jams in the world. It brings out a ton of amazing talent to spend a weekend making games and having a good time!
Ludum Dare has 2 formats:
Compo which is solo, 48 hours and everything for your game (except fonts) must be made during the jam time by you. It's considered hard mode, although it is the original rules for LD.
Jam which is with teams, 72 hours and anything goes concerning what assets you can use. The only restriction is that you can't have started making the game before the jam time.
Ludum Dare is a lot of fun and definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a large, competitive jam.
On July 27-29 Red Bull along with Bell Canada will be presenting one of Canada’s largest game development hackathon at AdrenaLAN in Toronto. There will be thousands of dollars of prizes to be won for the best hacks in areas like mobile games and VR/AR, along with workshops to introduce attendees to the world of game development and design.
AdrenaLAN will also include an exclusive panel on the future of hackathons and will include directors from Canada’s leading hackathons as well as companies like Google and HackerNest. Hackathon details and more information will be released at: www.redbull.com/adrenalan
Application form link: bit.ly/2JuSvAA
Beginners and first time hackers are welcome too!
Final application deadline: July 4th at 11:59pm EST
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indie Mixer is a brand new networking event for Indie Game Devs in Toronto!
The main event of the night will be set up similar to speed dating, with a mix of 1 on 1 and 4 on 4 sessions with peers, presenting a great space to talk with others in the community and create the possibility of collaborating with others in the future.
There will be a time to mix and mingle before and after, so bring your business cards and your game ideas and head on over!
Ubisoft will be hosting a Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals viewing party on July 14th at the Meltdown Toronto. It's a free event, cohosted with Northern Arena and you can check out all the details on the Facebook page:
🎖️ Hosted by Twitch creator, kaitlyn (https://www.twitch.tv/kaitlyn)
🎖️ FREE food and drinks (while quantities last)
🎖️ Custom Rainbow 6 cocktails
🎖️ Rainbow Six | Siege free to play all night
🎖️ Chances to win Rainbow 6 game codes
- Friday July 13 : 3:00 - 9:00
- Saturday July 14: 12:00 - 6:00
The event will be hosted at the new Toronto Media Arts Center and you can check out the full details (and a list of playable games) here. It includes some unreleased games such as Light Fingers, and A Fold Apart so I'll see you there!
GameX 2.0 is the one day gaming event in Mississauga's Hersey's Center that will feature local games, tournaments, and a Bazaar. Admission is only $5 bucks, so check out the website, or FaceBook page for all the details, and see you June 24th.
GameX is an interactive video game event combining a video game bazaar of over 70 vendors alongside gaming tournaments and the opportunity to meet some terrific gaming personalities. This is a family-friendly event and there will be something to enjoy for gamers of all ages. Admission will be $5 per person and children aged 12 and under are free!
If you're a developer, and interested in showing your games you can contact them here.
A free research talk presented by Dr. Mark R. Johnson from the University of Alberta and Dr. Tom Brock from Manchester Metropolitan University. The talk covers the design and integration of loot boxes in games and the impact they have.
Check out ANYTHING commercial by Dogson featuring guest collaborator Emmanuel Laflamme at Electric Perfume from 6pm-2am. ANYTHING is part of a collaborative virtual reality improvisation series by Dogson, and has performed at various festivals such as AMAZE Berlin, the Creative Coast Festival, and Nordic Game Conference.
from Hand Eye Society