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Digifest 2019 - Toronto
Apr
25
to Apr 27

Digifest 2019 - Toronto


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.


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VRTO 2019 - Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality World Conference
Jun
1
to Jun 3

VRTO 2019 - Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality World Conference

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

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.

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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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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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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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Sisters in Crime - One More Story Games
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sisters in Crime - One More Story Games

The Sisters in Crime will be having our friends at One More Story Games in town this month on April 19th. You can check out all the details on FaceBook.

"We are thrilled to have Jean and Blair Leggett of One More Story Games speaking at our April meeting. They were a huge hit at Bouchercon 2017, especially with their Lily Bard game based on the Charlaine Harris books (and developed in collaboration with the author). They will be talking about interactive story telling (as well as being a sponsor!). With the variety of technical options to communicate with readers and tell story, this is a timely and relevant topic for both the creators of content and their consumers."

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GameDev Drinks: Don Nguyen
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

GameDev Drinks: Don Nguyen

The monthly GameDev Drinks is set for February 21st at the The Pheasant Plucker. This month will host Don Nguyen, who is the chairperson for ConBravo and will talk about preparation for conventions.

From 7:30-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Don Nguyen speak about conventions, booth setup, and how to market your game at a convention in preparation for ConBravo. Don has been helping out ConBravo for years on top of going to other conventions marketing games like Electric Super Joy and Toronto Graffiti. Afterwards you can chat with Don, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

You can sign up for the free event right here on Eventbrite.

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Bonus Stage: February 2018
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Bonus Stage: February 2018

Bonus Stage February 2018 will be at the Power Up Bar on February 20th, starting around 8:00pm. If you're unfamiliar with Bonus Stage, it's a networking event for gamers, and game developers - but focused on a few short 5-7 minute presentations.

"The topic for this month is:

Teach Me Something Important in 5 Minutes or Less.

This month we've also got some secret presents for our speakers, so sign up below!"

You can sign up to be a speaker here.

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Game Jam Prep Panel - Toronto Film School
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Game Jam Prep Panel - Toronto Film School

Interested in joining a Game Jam? Well if you'r elooking for an extra bit of prep, the Toronto Fill School is hosting a Prep Panel January 19th on their Steeles Campus in the Student Lounge. Details below, but you can email Taly at Taly.Hotimsky@torontofilmschool.ca for more information.

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2017 SIM Expo
Nov
30
to Dec 1

2017 SIM Expo

  • The International Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Can check out the full details here - and the blurb below:

SIM-one’s Healthcare Simulation Exposition is the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada. Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college and hospital sectors, comprised of administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions across Canada and beyond. The SIM Expo prides in its strong culture of networking, building relationships, and uniting the simulation community. The annual conference allows participants to connect directly with peers, experts and future collaborators in healthcare simulation.

This year's theme is SIMULATION & GAMIFICATION, with a focus on applying gaming principles to improve simulation, as well as virtual patients and e-simulations to enhance learning.

The conference takes place in The International Centre, centrally located and easily accessible near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Interactive Ontario - Create, Collaborate, and Listen
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Interactive Ontario - Create, Collaborate, and Listen

Interactive Ontario is hosting an event featuring Youtubers, and how Youtube can be used a potential marketing tool to help grow your business.

YouTube creators often spend hours of their own personal time dedicated to playing, analyzing, and discussing the latest interactive products and games. How much of their content choices are audience driven vs. what the creators themselves choose to play?

Are there opportunities out there for game studios to collaborate with YouTube creators to help expand each other’s community? What are the reasons that those in the interactive space should consider YT as a potential marketing tool to help grow their business? 

You can check out full details on the free event right here.

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GameDev Drinks - October - Purity & Decay
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

GameDev Drinks - October - Purity & Decay

GameDev Drinks is back! And this month will feature Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller talking about Purity & Decay. Check out the link for the full details on the free event.

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Thursday, October 26th for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speakers will be Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller part of the development team behind Purity & Decay recently covered by CBC.

From 7:30-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller speak about Purity & Decay, a narrative choose your own adventure detective cybernoir. Afterwards you can chat with Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

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Bonus Stage: September
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bonus Stage: September

Bonus Stage is an event put on by Eat Play Mingle that is a get together for game developers/students/etc to discuss all things game development. If you're interested in doing a talk, you can sign up as well. All details can be found on the FaceBook page.

Back To School September!

Bonus Stage returns for another night of talks, drinks and gaming. 

Don't know what to talk about?? Try our **NEW** monthly topic:

What are three things you wish you'd known in your VERY FIRST MONTH of game dev/art/programming school, and why?

Sign Up To Be A Speaker Here: https://goo.gl/forms/YM8b5bNJ8dDtek602

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GameDev Drinks - Creative Bytes Studios
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

GameDev Drinks - Creative Bytes Studios

The monthly GameDev Drinks is happening August 23rd this month - and will feature Creative Bytes Studios. They recently released Embers of Mirrim and will talk about releasing the game on three systems. It's a free event, and can check out everything on Eventbrite.

Hey GDDers,
We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, August 23 for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speakers will be Paul Caporicci and Shawn Jackson of Creative Bytes the studio behind Embers of Mirrim.
From 7:30-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Paul Caporicci and Shawn Jackson speak about the trials and tribulations of simultaneously launching Embers of Mirrim on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Afterwards you can chat with Paul Caporicci and Shawn Jackson, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.
We look forward to seeing you on the 23th!
Regards,
— https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/game-dev-drinks-creative-bytes-studios-tickets-36982518709
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Twitch Community Meetup - Summer Edition
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Twitch Community Meetup - Summer Edition

Did you know there is a meet up for Twitch streamers? You can check out all the details for the meet up right here. Or hit up the Organizer MDee14 on Twitter.  RSVP'ing is free, and there will be raffle tickets going towards Extra Life Toronto.

More details to come.

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Video Game Law
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Video Game Law

Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, there are 472 active video game studios in Canada, and the industry contributes $3 billion to Canada’s GDP annually. Ensure you are up to speed on the key legal issues for clients in this growing industry, as you “power-up” on your video game law knowledge at this unique program.

This meeting will also serve as the Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section's, and the Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section's, Annual General Meeting.

VideoGameLaw
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Different Games Toronto
May
31
to Jun 3

Different Games Toronto

Join us for Different Games Toronto May 31 to June 3rd at OCAD University!
Opening Arcade Party: May 31 8:00p 10$ 
Conference (Speaker) June 3rd 10:00a - 3:00m 20$ (includes medium snacks) 
Closing party June 3 (Gama Space) 8:00p (Free! at Gamma Space)

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/different-games-toronto-tickets-34304786540

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908594509353576/

For four years, the Brooklyn based Different Games conference has presented a diverse and interdisciplinary venue known for featuring emerging voices and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry. Created by the Different Games Collective, a grassroots organization aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in games, the event seeks to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, each annual volunteer-led conference features presenters of all professional backgrounds, from indie devs, and DIY creators to students, critics and scholars.


This year we’re joining forces with members of Toronto’s indie games scene to bring a brand new program to OCAD University’s 49 McCaul Street gallery, which will include an arcade exhibition featuring the best of alternative games, VR, and performances from local and international developers, and a one day conference featuring local developers and creators
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Game Demo's @ THEMUSEUM! (Kitchener)
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Game Demo's @ THEMUSEUM! (Kitchener)

On May 30th in Kitchener there will be a Game Demo night, which you can check out all the details here.

"On May 30 we're having a Game Demo Night at THEMUSEUM in their Underground Studio MakerSpace! This will be a really fun evening, where you can demo your game, hangout with devs, play locally developed games and provide some feedback. "

Dan Currie over email let me know some of the gamedevs that will be there: "I've already lined up 8 devs (including myself) to show their games. To name a few, Owen Goss is showing Future Grind, Rich Bettridge is showing ManaStorm VR, John Rockefeller is showing Potioneer."

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Toronto Digifest 2017
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Toronto Digifest 2017

Digifest 2017 is a three-day conference located on Toronto’s waterfront (Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive) that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology; organized by George Brown College. We connect the creative community with the most innovative technologies, ideas, and initiatives focused on learning, leadership, and positive social change.

Join us for presentations from speakers, skill-building workshops, the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, Research & Business Student Showcase, our annual Interactive Zone, the Digital Pioneer Award, as well as incredible opportunities to meet with peers from across the country. This year’s edition of Digifest will highlight stories of innovators using unique technologies to address global problems under the theme of Work, Learn, and Play.

You can check out all the details of the event right here, and purchase tickets (there are some free ones as well) right here.

 

 

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Sound Synthesis and Composition for Games, Film and Electronic Music
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Synthesis and Composition for Games, Film and Electronic Music

Our friends over at Electric Perfume will be hosting a sound design workshop, and there is only one week left to register. Check out this link for all the details.

What You Will Learn

Having trouble making the sounds in your head? Well, learn from a pro with over a decade of industry experience who worked on game franchises such as Farcry, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell! Whether you're a sound artist, game designer, filmmaker, musician, or just goofing around with audio, this workshop will help you bring your skills to the next level! In this workshop you will learn how to create and design Hollywood-like sci-fi sounds using complex methods of sound synthesis (FM, Additive Subtractive, and Granular) with the latest software tools. For electronic music geeks, you will also learn step-by step how to build and emulate common instruments from scratch; such as acoustic bass, electric bass, kick drum, acoustical flute, clarinet, church bell and others!

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GameDevDrinks: Lightning Rod Games
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

GameDevDrinks: Lightning Rod Games

Another month, another GameDev Drinks. This month, Lighting Rod Games will be there to talk about their experiences. You can check out the full blurb below,  but check out the Eventbrite for all the details on the free event.

Lightning Rod Games is dedicated to creating family-friendly entertainment that touches the hearts and minds of players of all ages. Our games are designed to be emotionally engaging and encourage players to think creatively. Our upcoming puzzle platformer, A Fold Apart explores long distance relationships through a custom built folding mechanic.

www.lightningrodgames.com
www.facebook.com/lightningrodgames
www.twitter.com/LRGthunder

Mark Laframboise previously worked as a game designer at Disney Interactive, where he helped develop the core gameplay systems for the hit Facebook/mobile game Words of Wonder. Mark’s long-distance relationship with his wife provides the inspiration for the story and gameplay of A Fold Apart. He is excited to combine his passion for head-scratching puzzles and heart-warming narratives on the project.

www.twitter.com/mlaframboise

Steven Smith has been developing software for more than a decade. He was last seen at Electronic Arts before departing to found Lightning Rod Games. With a degree in computer science and a diploma in fine art, he is looking forward to tackling the challenges of developing his own game projects.

www.twitter.com/thegrittydev

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GameDev Drinks: Tactic Studios
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

GameDev Drinks: Tactic Studios

Another month, another GameDev Drinks. This month will feature Jesse Attard from Tactic Studios:

GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Jesse Attard speak about the trials and tribulations of Tactic Studios, and learn about their upcoming sci-fi puzzle game, as well as get a hands-on experience with their "pre-alpha" sci-fi game. Afterwards you can chat with Jesse Attard, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

You can check out all the details for the free event on the EventBrite. See you in Hamilton!

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Dames Making Games - Holiday Social + 2016 Member Showcase
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dames Making Games - Holiday Social + 2016 Member Showcase

Our friends over at Dames Making Games are having a Holiday Special where they will celebrate all their accomplishments in 2016. Music, cocktails, no presentations just a get together! It'll be over at GammaSpace.

Showcasing:

  • Laundry Bear Games: A Mortician’s Tale
  • sa Friend: youarearock
  • Axon Interactive: Quench
  • Tanya Kan’s Vivid Foundry: Solace State
  • Diana Poulsen: Stepper
  • Tanya Kan, Mic Fok, Chris Donnelly, Kat Pavlov, Ksenia Eic: Eviction Notice
  • Jillian Wakarchuk: Holiday Hell
  • F’nO: Brothers in Arms
  • Kimberly Koronya: Globes
  • Harriet Horobin: The Artist
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GameDev Drinks - Christmas Party Edition
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

GameDev Drinks - Christmas Party Edition

Another month, another GameDev Drinks! This month will be just a fun, Christmas party get together. It'll be at the Pheasant Plucker over in Hamilton.

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, December 7th for a night of good times and good cheer. This month finds us in a time of celebration and merrymaking as the holiday season is upon us, and what better way to partake in the festivities than by having a good ol’ fashioned Christmas party!
From 7:00-11:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to get away from all of the shopping, planning and preparing that comes with this time of year - for a few hours, at least - so break out that favourite “ugly” sweater that’s spent the last 11 months sitting at the bottom of your drawer and stop on by to talk shop, network or just hang out and enjoy each other’s company.
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GameDev Drinks - Denis Dyack
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

GameDev Drinks - Denis Dyack

Another month, another GameDev Drinks. This month will feature Denis Dyack to talk about his time as a game designer (make sure to also check out the interview we did with him a few months back). Full Details here.

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, Nov 30 for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speaker is Denis Dyack.
From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Denis Dyack speak about the trials and tribulations of the video game industry. Afterwards you can chat with Denis, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.
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Virtual Reality Developer Workshop
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Virtual Reality Developer Workshop

  • Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're interested in learning to develop Virtual Reality experiences there's two upcoming Introductory VR Workshops being organized by the Academy of VR on October 27th and 28th:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introductory-virtual-reality-developer-workshop-october-27th-or-28th-tickets-27692064711


Choose between two full-day classes which introduce you to VR design and development in Unity 3D. By the end of the day you will have built your first VR experience, a submarine piloting game and will walk away with a strong understanding of the VR development skills needed to begin building your own applications. All attendees receive a Google Cardboard VR headset to test their experience on and there will be HTC VIVE gameplay demo’s and Q&A with VR developers during the networking session!

VR

It's an introductory level workshop so no previous experience in VR development is required.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

GameON Ventures

  • MaRS Discovery District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
International leaders, innovators, investors and developers in the evolving world of video games will converge in Toronto on October 20th and 21st at MaRS Discovery District, one of the largest innovation hubs in the world, for GameON: Ventures, a conference that aims to celebrate and explore Canada’s growing $3 Billion gaming industry.
Over the course of two days, the conference will examine topics such as merchandising and other offscreen revenue sources, collaboration with studios from emerging markets and finding the business opportunities in new platforms. Keynotes, panels, presentations, and break-out sessions and workshops will share evolving business models, creative ideas and the latest technologies, while the Collaboration Hub will foster important industry connections and encourage realtime collaboration.
New this year, an Interactive Digital Media Expo will give developers and publishers from around the world the opportunity to debut cutting-edge interactive products including video games, mobile games and apps, virtual and augmented reality and eLearning tools, to the public.
Now in its ninth year, the conference is adding a pitch competition to the mix. 10 Canadian and 10 international companies will be selected by a jury of IO staff and industry experts to take part in an intensive pitching workshop. The winners will receive prize packages including $10,000 cash and in-kind services.

You can get all the details at the GameON Ventures website, including the registration, and speakers.

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

GameDev Drinks - Game Demo Night

The monthly GameDev Drinks is doing something a little different this month. As discussed on the podcast, we're going to have a Game Demo night. So far the studios are Hard Circle, Odd Bird Studios, Moonray Studios, and New World Interactive will be demo'ing their games for everyone to play.

You can check out the full details on the free event at the EventBite. But I've copied some things below as well.

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, Oct 19th for a night of good times and good cheer. This month we are doing something a little different. We are having our first ever Game Demo Night. Studios from around the GTHA will have their latest games on display for everyone to play.
From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and play the newest indie titles the GTHA has to offer. Also, you can chat with all the developers, share your feedback on their games, or just hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

 

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Unreal: Toronto

  • Bahen Centre for Information Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Epic Games will be in town this month to give a presentation on Unreal Engine. You can check out all the details at the Eventbite.

Epic Evangelist Andy Hess will conduct Intro to Unreal, a 4 hour tutorial which teaches the basics of Unreal Engine by creating a simple VR game for mobile deployment.
Topics include: UI, terminology, conventions, content management, and learning resources. Additional topics include an introduction to materials & lighting, Blueprints, and the Unreal Game Framework.
This tutorial is suitable for all game development disciplines: art, design, and programming. No prior knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 is necessary, but attendees should have working knowledge of the 3D game development pipeline. Refreshments will be provided.

Check out all the details on the free event here.

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FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories
Sep
16
to Sep 18

FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories

I was informed over email of FIVARS, the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories. You can check out more details at the Eventbite, and get tickets here.  A list of the events are on the official site.

VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) presents FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories), established 2015 the first Canadian festival of its kind, showcasing content producers and storytellers pushing the boundaries of virtual reality and immersive 360 degree videos. FIVARS invites viewers to don a VR headset and connect with this state-of-the-art revolutionary narrative form.
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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

GameDev Drinks - Andrew Spearin Speaks About Insurgency

GameDev Drinks is back, and March will bring us Andrew Spearin from New World Interactive, the developers being Insurgency.  You can check out the full details of the free event over on the Eventbrite site.

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, March 23rd for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speaker is Andrew Spearin the co-founder of the original Insurgency mod, and now the Insurgency game's Creative Director.
From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Andrew Spearin speak about the trials and tribulations of Insurgency, as well as get a hands-on experience with their latest game “Insurgency”. Afterwards you can chat with Andrew Spearin, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone - student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike - who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

See you on the 23rd!

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