TriOS College - Toronto Gaming Arcade
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

TriOS College - Toronto Gaming Arcade

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
Time: 5:30pm
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!

Register for your free tickets at Eventbrite.


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EGLX - Downtown Toronto
Oct
26
to Oct 28

EGLX - Downtown Toronto

  • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

We'll have more as we get closer to the event, but if you're a developer you can register here, or interested in the tournaments you can register here. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Hand Eye Society Ball 2018 - Toronto
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Hand Eye Society Ball 2018 - Toronto

  • Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 newsletterFacebook 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!

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Ludum Dare 42
Aug
10
to Aug 13

Ludum Dare 42

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.

More info can be found on the Ludum Dare website.

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Red Bull: AdrenaLAN
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Red Bull: AdrenaLAN

  • The International Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 contact@omcn.tech. 

FaceBook Page

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The Indie Mixer
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Indie Mixer

The Indie Mixer is a new gaming event similar to speed dating, but for networking with game developers. You can check out all details on Facebook, or their Eventbrite.

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!

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Official Viewing Party - Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Official Viewing Party - Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals

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

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Bit Bazaar 2018
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Bit Bazaar 2018

  • Toronto Media Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The latest Bit Bazaar, a popular gaming/artist showcase put on by our friends at Gamma Space will be later this month, specifically:

  • 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!

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GameX 2.0
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

GameX 2.0

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.

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VRTO - Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo 2018
Jun
15
to Jun 18

VRTO - Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo 2018

  • Rogers Communications Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll try to update this as we get closer to the event (November 11th on the day of writing), but VRTO will be happening next summer, and you can check out all the details on the official site.

Use the code 'TOGameDevs15' on checkout when getting your tickets for 15% off.

VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies.

Recognized internationally for its high caliber, high-quality discussions, in-depth training, world-class presentations and top level speakers, VRTO brings together compelling discourse and bleeding-edge prototypes, demonstrations and innovative companies in carefully crafted schedules and environments.

VRTO is always an opportunity to build powerful and long-lasting business and personal relationships, with a very open-minded and inclusive community, unafraid to ask the big questions. Furthermore, the show provides many different tools to ensure attendees find their best matches towards meeting their goals at the show.

In 2016, VRTO hosted a town hall and summit to ratify a Code of Ethics for Human Augmentation led by inventor and Meta Chief Scientist Steve Mann. Read more about the Scientific paper and code that was written at Kurzweil AI

The VRTO conference is not a Toronto VR conference – it is an international conference that takes place in and leverages the tremendous R&D community of Toronto.
— https://conference.virtualreality.to/
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Game Slice 2018
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Game Slice 2018

  • Fanshawe College’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Already posted on the main part of the site, but Game Slice will be May 25th this year. You can check out the full details on FaceBook - and if you're interested in showing your game then you can submit your application here.

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Tech Event: Toronto Digifest 2018
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Tech Event: Toronto Digifest 2018

Toronto Digifest 2018 will be next year in April, and you can check out the full details here.  If you're unfamiliar with Digifest, it is and event focused around startup tech companies. Bringing leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students and creatives to share digital content in interactive, gaming and design industries.

"This year’s theme, Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities is about improving our quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology. 

As the world’s population soars to almost 10 billion people by 2050, up from today’s 7.5 billion, challenges around urban spaces, food priorities, health, education, mobility and work will make us look at how innovative thinking today will shape our world tomorrow.

We’ll be featuring emerging technology and highlight stories from around the globe using tech to tackle challenges in cities."

There is also a pitch competition going on, where start ups can get $50000 in funding, as well as a separate Student showcase.

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Microsoft Yorkdale: Women's Gaming Social
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Microsoft Yorkdale: Women's Gaming Social

Microsoft Yorkdale will be having a Women's Gaming Social later this month. The event will have speakers, games, snacks and drinks. You can check out the details and register right here.

Participate in Microsoft at Yorkdale's first ever, Women's Gaming Social! Our goal is to empower women who play video games, discuss the importance of community involvement and how popular streamers, competitive players and social media experts have taken their gaming to the next level. Join us for a night of discussion, icebreakers and team building activities that will make this night a memorable one! 

We will be raffling off prizes and serving free refreshments during the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Savie at savper@microsoft.com

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