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8th Annual Level Up - Student Game Showcase

  • 234 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5K 1B2 Canada (map)

It's that time of year again for the annual student game showcase, Level Up. Sheridan College cleaned up last year, so let's see if they have similar success this year. The event is free for attendees, and usually a pretty good time. You can check out the featured video, and press release below.


Press Release:

Play the Best Student-Made Games in Ontario at the 8th Annual Level Up Showcase!

 Come to The Design Exchange (234 Bay St.) in Toronto on April 4 2018 for the FREE, open- to-the public event.


Toronto, Ontario – March 23rd, 2018 – Experience the Level Up Showcase in Toronto, and play the mostinnovative student-made games in Ontario:


●       Where: The Design Exchange (234 Bay St.)

●       Date: Wednesday, April 4th

●    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

o Media provided with early access to the event starting at 4:00 p.m.


The 8th annual free public event puts the spotlight on Ontario’s most talented post-secondary students in gamedevelopment who use the latest technology and platforms to make video games - including Virtual Reality (VR),Augmented Reality (AR), motion sensing, and more.


Level Up Showcase By The Numbers


·         Participants include more than 15 colleges, universities and post-secondary institutions across Ontario thatteach interactive media development

·         With over 75 games, it is the biggest not-for-profit event for players, developers, and recruiters, to get theinside scoop on the future leaders of the game industry.

·         Last year’s Level Up Showcase welcomed over 2000 attendees.


Showcasing the Future of the Ontario Video Game Industry

 Event alumni have regularly moved on to start their own game studios or to be recruited across the games andinteractive media industries, where this sector reported 171 game studios in Ontario alone as of the end of 2017, a58% increase since 20151.

For more information, visit, follow @levelupTO on Twitter and

@levelup_to on Instagram for updates and join the Level Up Showcase event on Facebook.

About Level Up Showcase

 Taking place annually in Toronto, Ontario, the Level Up Showcase is the main event for industry, institutions, andstudents to network, recruit, and learn about new techniques and technologies. Canada boasts the third largest gameindustry in the world, with Ontario having the second highest number of game companies in the country.2 The LevelUp Showcase is the top destination for emerging talent in this growing industry.

The Level Up Showcase 2018 is co-hosted and organized by Algonquin College, Brock University, the University ofToronto and the Digital Futures Program at OCAD University in partnership with AMD and Ubisoft Toronto.

Level Up Showcase would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors who provide their expertise, support and equipment to help our students succeed. Thank you!

This year, ID@Xbox joins and will host an exclusive workshop with over 50 students interested in developing independent games for the Xbox platform. Level Up Showcase also welcomes Zynga who have recently expanded their downtown Toronto studio and are rapidly growing! Visit their booth to find out more.

This year’s event is made possible with generous corporate sponsorship from: AMD, Ubisoft Toronto, Uken Games, Unity, Xbox Canada and Zynga with catering provided by Nando’s.

Featured schools include: Algonquin College, Brock University, Centennial College, Fanshawe College, GeorgeBrown College, Humber College, McMaster University, Niagara College, OCAD University, Ryerson University,Sheridan College, St. Lawrence College, UOIT, University of Toronto and York University.