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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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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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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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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Call of Duty: WW2 and Fifa 18 Tournament.
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Call of Duty: WW2 and Fifa 18 Tournament.

There will be a Call of Duty: WW2 and Fifa 18 Humber at Humber College North Campus, there is a cost to enter and all questions can be emails to: ristics.se@gmail.com

You can check out all the details on the Evenbrite page.

Last Lyfe

Featuring Call of Duty WW2 and FIFA18 on PS4

Spectators pay $10 at the door and recieve a free bag of popcorn

Call of Duty WW2

Teams of 4

Elimintation Rounds

FIFA18

Teams of 2

Elimination Rounds

Sponsered by We Got Game!

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8th Annual Level Up - Student Game Showcase
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

8th Annual Level Up - Student Game Showcase

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

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.

levelup

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 www.levelupshowcase.com, 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.

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University of Ontario - Game Development Society - Gamecon 2018
Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

University of Ontario - Game Development Society - Gamecon 2018

Friend of the site John Wang let me know about the University of Ontario's Game Development Society hosting their 8th annual Gamecon, which gives the public a chance to play the games coming out of the school. Check out the Facebook event for full details!

The eighth annual UOIT GameCon has arrived! Come join us for a day of displays where you can see all the work the UOIT Game Development students have put into their unique games. 

The event will be taking place in the UB and ERC atriums on April 3rd, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm.

We'll also be giving out awards to the best projects too. There will be awards for the best first, second, and third year projects, as well as the best of show award. Everyone is allowed to vote for those!

We'll also be giving out additional prizes for best gameplay, best technology and best aesthetics. These three prizes will be voted on by the professors and TAs.

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LanWarX - UoIT Lan Party
Mar
30
to Apr 1

LanWarX - UoIT Lan Party

  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology Science Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LanWarX - The bi-annual LAN party hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will be at the end of this month. It will include some cash prizes as well, you can check out full details below but make sure to also check out the FaceBook page.

LAN WAR is a bi-annual LAN Party hosted by the student society of the same name from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario. It’s the largest conglomerate gaming event in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) dedicated to offering a wide array of competitive and casual gaming, vendors, prizes, cosplayers, trivia contests, raffles, and giveaways.

With over $3000 in prizing, LanwarX hosts many games including the main events:
-League of Legends
-Smash 4
-Hearthstone
-Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Brought to you by Swarmio)
-Overwatch

You can purchase tickets at the Eventbrite, or at the door. They've also set up a discord server if that's your groove. Remember to also check out Gamecon which is also at UoIT.

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Timeplay Tournament Finals
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Timeplay Tournament Finals

ScotiaBank Theatre will be hosting the Timeplay Tournament Finals this month, and there are prizes just for attending! Make sure to check out the FaceBook event for the full details.

"TimePlay Tournament Finals – Prizes for everyone who attends!

Come to the TimePlay Tournament finals and play trivia and arcade games for loads of prizes to be won!

Watch as Toronto’s top TimePlayers compete for the $5,000 cash prize pool!

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EGLX 2018
Mar
9
to Mar 11

EGLX 2018

EGLX is back! Details are a little thing, and I'll update this as we get closer, but for now you can sign up for updates on the events website and check out the video below.

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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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The Vale CNIB Playtest
Feb
17
1:30 PM13:30

The Vale CNIB Playtest

  • 1525 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friend of the site Jim Squires let me know about The Vale CNIB Playtest which is taking place this month. You can check out all the details below, but also on the FaceBook page for the event.

Hey there, we’re Falling Squirrel, an independent video game studio in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Come on down to the CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge St, Toronto) on Saturday, February 17th to try a demo of The Vale - our all-audio medieval fantasy game that is currently in development.

From 1:30-6:00pm Falling Squirrel Inc will be giving folks a chance to play a demo of our audio game and step into the armor of a blind knight. Your testing and feedback will help us make the best game possible for the community. Anyone is welcome- tell your family, friends, and even strangers! Please feel free to show up at any time and stay for as long or as little as you prefer. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, concerns, or to confirm your attendance, comment here or email jamie@fallingsquirrel.com
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Torontaru January 2018
Jan
31
9:30 PM21:30

Torontaru January 2018

The monthly Torontaru will still truck along at the Get Well this month, and you can check out the full details on the FaceBook page

Bonus! Our friends at Household Games will have a arcade cabinet for Way of the Passive Fist.

"Hey friends! We're kicking off 2018 ~* so right *~ by bringing you a SUPER SPECIAL edition of Torontaru!

✨Our friends at Household Games will be showcasing their fantastic defensive fighting game 'Way of the Passive Fist' on a beautiful, hand-built, custom arcade cabinet. Woaaah!
This super special arcade experience will be at The Get Well for this ONE NIGHT ONLY, so don't miss it!
Household Games co-founders Jason Canam and Jeff Giffen will also be in attendance, so be sure to say hi to them. They are awesome and very nice, so don't be shy! : D"

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GBC Toronto Global Game Jam 2018
Jan
26
to Jan 28

GBC Toronto Global Game Jam 2018

The International Game Developers Association will be hosting their Global Game Jam, which you can check out here. You can register at the Eventbrite for the free event.

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

Not sure which ticket to get?

- If you are a George Brown College student, we want to know! This will help our team keep track of our advertising efforts, and help us know how to better serve you!

Equipment Rentals

- If you need equipment (such as tablets), email me at igda.gbc@gmail.com and we will do our best to accomodate you. Computers and tablets are first come, first serve- so please reserve your equipment today!

Have a team?

We want to seat you with your team! Let us know your team members at IGDA.gbc@gmail.com

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Sheridan College - Global Game Jam
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Sheridan College - Global Game Jam

Sheridan College is having their own Global Game Jam, which you sign up for right here (there is 100 spots total), and check below for some details. You can follow signs to the Learning Common’s of the Trafalgar campus.

"The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. This year, Sheridan College will be hosting a jam site of their own and strongly encourages game developers on the western side of GTA to join the event! 

Meals will be provided Saturday and Sunday for registered participants. There will also be a random draw at the end with sponsored prizes from Unity and Ubisoft. Bring your own equipment and we look forward to seeing you there."

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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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New Years Eve At The Rec Room - Dance Dance Resolution
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Years Eve At The Rec Room - Dance Dance Resolution

The Rec Room will be having a Dance Dance Revolution showdown for New Years Eve, and you save a bit of money by getting tickets early. You can check out the full details on the official FaceBook page right here.

Your first New Year's resolution? Dance Dance the night away!

Ring in the new year with The Rec Room and DJ Mensa! Light up our dance floor, show off your moves in our DDR Showdown, and countdown to the new year with amidnight toast. We've got music, games, and giveaways throughout the night! Get ready! 2018 is going to be a whole new game.

You can buy tickets (10 dollars in advance, 15 at the door) right here - see you at The Rec Room!

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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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The Rec Room - Mario Kart Tournament
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Rec Room - Mario Kart Tournament

Our friends at The Rec Room will be hosting a Mario Kart Tournament, and there is still time to sign up. Check out the FaceBook group for all the details.

Prove that your team is the fastest in the Mushroom Kingdom! Compete on the Mario Kart GP DX arcade machines in The Yard! We've got over $500 in prizing to giveaway, including a grand mystery prize courtesy of Nintendo! Come in costume in get a bonus prize!

Register your team of up to 4 by emailing us at GameReservations7002@therecroom.com or sending us a direct message with:
- your name
- your team name
- phone number
- email
- number of people on your team (up tp 4)

Register bin advance to reserve your spot on the starting line! Check in on Nov. 21 starting at 5:30PM! The race starts at 6PM sharp!

$10 per person | Register in advance, pay at check-in

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Game Slice - London Ontario GameDev Event
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Game Slice - London Ontario GameDev Event

Are you a Game Developer interested in showing off your game? Or perhaps you want to see the latest and greatest games coming out of (mostly) London Ontario? Game Slice got your back.

Game Slice is a first of its kind event, that gathers local game industry professionals in order to provide a sneak preview and gather feedback for unreleased games made in the London, Ontario area... and beyond! 
It's an event made exclusively for game developers, by game developers, that aims to provide constructive feedback to game makers on vertical slices, alpha, betas and release candidates, in a collaborative, exciting and fun atmosphere.

Tickets are free, so check out the main site. If you're a local developer interested in showcasing your game you can do that on the site as well. See you in November!

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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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HumbleBrag: Show Off Your Game to Humble Bundle!
Sep
30
9:00 PM21:00

HumbleBrag: Show Off Your Game to Humble Bundle!

Straight from their FaceBook event:

Check out the latest games and games-in-progress by Toronto indies at this free event!

Massive player Humble Bundle announced at the last GDC that it's getting into publishing games, and funding lead John Polson is coming to town and wants to see what developers here have made.

The event is happening at studio-gallery-lounge gamespace Electric Perfume and will consist of one minute peeks at games, either completed or in progress, projected on the wall. 

Who gets to show off their game to John and the community? YOU DO!

Submit Your Clip by Thursday Sept 28th!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5DKlhEzgD_qCfuygamXXlQnBkyJ1EXXdv04S7z9nHWbMSUA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Due to the 1 minute format we figure we can accommodate ALL games submitted. We've never done this before -- it's a unique opportunity to get your game in front of John from Humble, but also a bunch of your peers and potential collaborators.

humble bundle
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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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Fan Expo Canada
Aug
31
to Sep 3

Fan Expo Canada

  • Metro Toronto Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Toronto's biggest tech and geek event, Fan Expo will be August 31st to September 3rd this year, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. You can check out all the details on the guest list here.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America.

Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

Every year FAN EXPO CANADA™ offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world renowned celebrities! Previous guests include: Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Buzz Aldrin,William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Leonard Nimoy, Carrie Fisher, Gillian Anderson, and stars from hit television shows: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Gotham, Criminal Minds, Castle and many, many more.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO CANADA™ is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.

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8th Bit Bazaar - CNE - August 25th - 27th
Aug
25
to Aug 27

8th Bit Bazaar - CNE - August 25th - 27th

This years CNE will actually have some gaming events going on, including the 8th Bit Bazaar.  Bit Bazaar brings locally developed games to showcase, amongst other things. At this time, applications are open, but we'll have to wait a bit to find out more!

A videogame arts & crafts market + zine fair

Play minty-fresh games! Buy one-of-a-kind, limited-edition and handmade/DIY items—pins, zines, boxed games, card decks, art prints, posters, comics, t-shirts, game soundtracks on vinyl, mixtapes, papercraft and toys—direct from 50+ independent game makers!

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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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Manimal Sanctuary Launch
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Manimal Sanctuary Launch

Friend of the site Brett King let me know about the Manimal Sanctuary Launch - and interesting VR game taking place on Toronto Island, but in a post-apocalyptic world. They'll be having a release party at the Camp Wavelength Music Festival on August 19th, and 20th.

On August 19th and 20th at Camp Wavelength Music Festival, Postopian Games will be revealing Manimal Sanctuary, a unique new VR game that brings Toronto Island to life – dystopian-style.

Manimal Sanctuary is a lurking simulator. It leverages low-end VR to transport the player into a world in which gibbering monstrosities have fallen from the sky and laid waste to Toronto’s mainland. For now, the inhabitants of Toronto Island live in relative safety thanks to the waters that separate them from the enemy. Yet, unbeknownst to them, a creature resides beneath these waters: part coral reef, part Cthulhu, it thrives by consuming the residents’ emotional energy. You are this creature, eavesdropping on the conversations of Toronto Island’s inhabitants. By collecting the emotions they elicit through revelations of their petty dramas and devastating secrets, you may survive to see another season, all the while unfolding the mystery that shrouds the island and its citizens. 

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PTBO GameJam #3
Aug
4
to Aug 6

PTBO GameJam #3

  • Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre Fleming College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration for the the third Peterborough Game Jam is on right now. You can head to the official site to check out all the details on it - or head over the Eventbrite to register for the event.

Below are the results of PTBO Jam #2

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