Feb Fatale 5: Transgression - Dames Making Games
Feb
18
Feb 19

Feb Fatale 5: Transgression - Dames Making Games

  • Gamma Space

Dames Making Games is having their fifth annual noir-themed jam. You can check out all the details for the free event here (quick note: free for DMG members).

Come create a pulp game or four; something that darkly subverts political cynicism, breaks rules and destroys expectations; wields anxiety as power, disorients or shocks foundations. We’ll supply the space, snacks, transit funds and laptops.

WHAT: 48 hours to make a game on the theme of transgression.
WHO: DMG members. Work in a team or solo. 
BONUS: VR headsets and computers available for use.

Jam participants will have an opportunity to showcase their games at our annual FEB FATALE party in the spring.

Peterborough Game Jam # 2
Feb
17
Feb 19

Peterborough Game Jam # 2

Peterborough Game Jam # 2 is happening next month, and you can register for the free event here.  You can also follow them on Twitter and FaceBook.

Peterborough, Ontario – January 19, 2017 – One number speaks to the success. 11 games created. Sleep? Not a wink.

That was the bottom line in the wake of PTBO Game Jam 01, an inaugural August 2016 gathering which brought together seasoned game developers, students entering the gaming industry, hobbyists and gaming enthusiasts. Based on its overwhelming success, plans were quickly made to organize and present an even more exciting follow-up event.

Fast forward to Friday, February 17 and the staging of PTBO Game Jam 02 at Fleming College’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at the college’s Peterborough campus – the theme of which will be revealed February 13 via social media.

Over the course of the three-day event, hosted by Peterborough-based game development studio dotBunny, game developers – programmers, designers, artists and others in game development-related fields – will plan, design and create games in a specified time frame with up to four cash prizes awarded for the top team and individual efforts.

A City of Peterborough proclamation declaring February 17 to 19, 2017 as PTBO Game Jam Weekend points to the wide demographic-spanning appeal of the PTBO Game Jam, the likes of which has never been presented in the city.

It’s also indicative of the huge, and growing popularity of gaming – more than 19 million Canadians identify themselves as “gamers,” participating, at some level, in an industry which is expected to grow to a startling $100 billion market value come 2019.

But PTBO Game Jam 02 isn’t all fun and games – an event-opening Educational Block will be featured Friday, February 17, starting at 6 p.m.

Featured will be Robert French, who will lead a seminar on the steps and process involved in making Pac-Man – his talk will be of interest to those motivated to create their first game – and Angela Hopewell of IBM Canada, who will speak to the role IBM can play in the game development process for developers, both new and seasoned. But Angela won’t be alone. Joining her will be a Watson powered robot Connie, presenting the first of a number of terrific weekend-long opportunities for media photographers and videographers.

Admission to the event is free but pre-registration is required. Visit http://ptbogamejam.com/event/ and click the Register Now button. Youths, with adult accompaniment, are encouraged to register for just the Friday night Educational Block.

PTBO Game Jam History

With the goal of fostering a local game development community and benefiting future generations of game developers, Matthew Davey, the founder of Peterborough-based game development studio dotBunny, organized and hosted the inaugural not-for-profit PTBO Game Jam 01 in August 2016 at the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront.

Based on the overwhelming response to, and success of, that initial foray, plans were made to host a follow-up event in early 2017. To that end, Davey has assembled a stellar team of industry professionals working together towards the continued success of the PTBO Game Jam to the benefit of the industry as a whole as well as participants. With close to 20 sponsors backing PTBO Game Jam 02, it’s clear their efforts continue to pay a huge dividend as it eyes the hosting of future events.

Contact Information

Matthew Davey

matthew.davey@dotbunny.com

+1 (888) 632-1993 x700

 

GameDev Drinks: Tactic Studios
Feb
15
7:30 pm19:30

GameDev Drinks: Tactic Studios

  • Phesant Plucker

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!

LAN Party, CIV3 Multiplayer, Crush Human Opponents,
Jan
15
10:00 am10:00

LAN Party, CIV3 Multiplayer, Crush Human Opponents,

  • Amicos Pizza

Rob Campbell from Amico's Pizza reached out to me because they are having a free Civilzation 3 multiplayer Lan party on January 15th. Check out the website for full details, it's a free event. You can also follow them on Facebook. Details below as well:

Come play CivilizationsIII in an epic struggle against real live human opponents in an old school LAN (Local Area Network)  Party at Amico’s Pizza.On Sunday Jan 15th 2017 we’re taking over the upstairs of the restaurant for the entire day, and probably well into the evening.
 

We’re making tables and chairs in the big room available for gamers of all stripes, but specifically for six to eight players to have a very special experience – something they’ve dreamed about… A chance to test their mettle against human players who are just as cunning as themselves.   Sure sure more folks can play other games but specifically this day is for six to eight civilizations to clash upstairs at Amico’s Come play Sid Meir’s CIV3 the way it was designed, against seven human players. 

Why CIV3 and not 4, 5, or now 6? because CIV3 is the last of the LAN – we’ll need the CDs!  Bring yours – come jack inwe play Civ3 today because its the quickest and best multiplayer experience. There’s no pesky religions to miss out on, and you can stack troops and the scramble for finite resources is brilliant as they often appear on the borders.. Its a well conceived blend of strategy and luck and perhaps a perfect isotope of the game, certainly the best version for a LAN party. 

How it works. Six to eight human players are expected. Players will be allowed to login remotely when and if we do NOT get eight players locally. We have super efficient router from Standard Telecom a sponsor, but each player must provide their own equipment (desktop or laptop). 

We will meet for the first time and test their skills in a multiplayer ARCHIPELAGO game set to simultaneous turns governed by a slow turn timer. Each turn is approx 3 min and most will go the full length as inevitably someone will always be dealing with disorder, a barbarian incursion or tricky diplomacy etc

RULES – We play the best of three starts – that means we start three games and play each start for five turns, then we vote to play one game forward to the end.  That championship game is expected to last until five or six pm but could continue until midnight  – until one player remains. There will be prizes! and the winner will take home a free family sized Amicos pizza provided the kitchen is still open when the game ends. The player that’s in the lead in the scoreboard could suffer the small discomfort of having their screen rebroadcast on the central big screen TV in the room so their game can and will surely entertain the mass of people who drift in and out of the restaurant’s upstairs area to spectate on the event. That player can also ask for and will be deserving of free pizza slices from admirers. Are you worried the administrators will have technical difficulties and won’t be able to get everyone jacked into the LAN or accommodated on WiFi ? So am I just a little bit, and that’s why I’ve asked Ahmad Zehour from A2zPC computer repair to stop by at nine am that morning and be on standby until noon. Ahmad lives and works just one block north of Amicos on Dundas St W at Roncesvalles Ave. Any questions? comment for answers. I’ll update this post with pics and more details on sponsors prior to the event.

Dames Making Games - Holiday Social + 2016 Member Showcase
Dec
17
7:00 pm19:00

Dames Making Games - Holiday Social + 2016 Member Showcase

  • Gamma Space

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
GameDev Drinks - Christmas Party Edition
Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - Christmas Party Edition

  • The Pheasant Plucker

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.
GameDev Drinks - Denis Dyack
Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - Denis Dyack

  • Pheasant Plucker

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.
Virtual Reality Developer Workshop
Oct
27
9:00 am09:00

Virtual Reality Developer Workshop

  • Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel

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.

Oct
20
Oct 21

GameON Ventures

  • MaRS Discovery District
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.

Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

GameDev Drinks - Game Demo Night

  • The Pheasant Plucker

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.

 

Oct
1
Oct 2

Hamilton Comic Con - 2016

  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Hamilton has their own Comic Con, and at the time of me writing this - there are no games there - however that can change. You can check out the tickets on the main site here.

Sep
24
Sep 25

Hand Eye Society Ball 2016 - A Fancy Videogame Party

  • The Masonic Temple

The Hand Eye Society is having their annual 'Hand Eye Society Ball'. You can check out all the details here. Tickets are 25 dollars per person, and it's a 19+ event.

At long last, our third annual fancy videogame party is back in town, ready to dazzle your senses with another spectacular night featuring music, dancing, and the best party videogames from around the world. Our last two shindigs — held at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2014 and the Masonic Temple on Yonge Street in 2015 — sold out, so don’t wait too long! We have some great games, art installations, DJs, and other mysteries yet to be unveiled that we’re excited to share in the coming weeks. If you want to stay updated, why not subscribe to our e-mail newsletterFacebook groupTwitter feed, and secret brainwave frequency which we broadcast to all our telepathically adept initiates? And if you’re not psychic, feel free to use the hashtag #HESBall16 to spread the love around.

Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Unreal: Toronto

  • Bahen Centre for Information Technology

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.

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

FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories

  • MSMU Studios

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.
Sep
1
Sep 4

Fan Expo Canada 2016

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Fan Expo Canada 2016 will be this year September 1st-4th at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. They have a gaming part again, part of the EBGames Gamer Zone. You can check out all the details here, as well as buy tickets 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.

See you at Fan Expo!

Aug
24
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - Alex Bethke

  • The Pheasant Plucker

Another month, another GameDev Drinks. As normal you can check out all the details at the Eventbrite. This month will feature indie developer Alex Bethke who has worked on a lot of games in his time.

From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Alex Bethke speak about the trials and tribulations of game development. Afterwards you can chat with Alex, 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.
Aug
8
6:30 pm18:30

Make Games With Friends #5

  • Gamma Space
Make Games With Friends is Gamma Space’s monthly, inclusive, free and open to the public game development event! All levels of experience and interest are welcome. Come share your projects, tips, tricks and knowledge with developers of all levels, in disciplines ranging from coding to graphics, sound design to level crafting. Each event offers micro talks, presentations and informal opportunities for show-and-tell before participants settle in for some open studio time. It’s a great way for community members and the public to get a feel for what Gamma Space members do every day!

Check out all the details here!

Aug
5
5:00 pm17:00

Next Gen Game Showcase / Game Dialogue

  • Tract 9

The InterwebzThe Hand Eye SocietyTract9 are hosting a Next Gen Game Showcase this Friday over at Tract 9.  You can check out the full details at the Eventbrite here, but I've also posted a summary below:

'Next Gen Showcase' is a night for all ages to explore #gameart and meet talented indie developers, students, and teachers creating behind the scenes. Our goal is to bring youth and indie developers together to inspire and motivate the next generation of creators and innovators. We encourage anyone interested learning more about making games, playing games and hanging out to come out to Tract9 on Friday August 5th from 5-7pm, entrance is free. It's sure to be a night to inspire creativity, innovation, and good times.

You can also check the Facebook page here.

Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - SpookySquid

  • The Pheasant Plucker

Another edition of GameDev Drinks is upon us, this time with Spooky Squid. You can check tickets to the free event at EventBrite. See you on the 27th!

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, July 27th for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speaker is Miguel Sternberg from Spooky Squid Games the studio behind They Bleed Pixels.
From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Miguelspeak about the trials and tribulations of They Bleed Pixels (and so much more). Afterwards you can chat with Miguel, 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.
 
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

NXNE: Future Land - Interactive Conference

  • Ryerson University

NXNE is hosting an Interactive conference, Damien Nelson reached out to me and let me know more about the event:

Game makers and musicians who have found success composing music for video games will be discussing challenges, opportunities and the latest technologies in the community. For example the Audio Director of Ubisoft will showcase the scoring and audio designs around games such as Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin's Creed Unity, along with gaming musicians Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace (Hyper Light Drifter), Maggie McLean (Knight & Damsel) and Graham Coonies (The Dishonoured).

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) will be at Future Land to talk about the future of virtual reality in music videos and live concerts, and what that means for fans. They will also have a demo of AMD Radeon™ R9 graphics cards, which are designed for the HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset enabling 360° room-scale motion-tracking

You can check out the full details of the event here, and get tickets here.

 

May
18
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - OSnap Games

  • The Pheasant Plucker

Another month, another GameDev Drinks. As always, it will be at the The Pheasant Plucker over in Hamilton, and this month is will feature OSnap Games showing off Quasar.

"This month our guest speaker is Frank & Ryan from OSnap! Games the studio behind Quasar. From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Frank & Ryan speak about the trials and tribulations of Quasar, as well as get a hands-on experience with their latest game. Afterwards you can chat with Frank & Ryan, 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 the full details to the free event over at Evenbrite.

May
6
May 8

Toronto Game Jam 2016

The 11th annual Toronto Game Jam will be happening the first weekend of May. You can check out all the details on the official site here.

The Toronto Game Jam (TOJam) is a FREE, annual, open-to-the-public event where the craziest game makers in the world gather for a 3 day, game making binge. Webster, Kupferman, Creighton, and Woo explain things best.
"TOJam: Don't Stop bELEVEN" takes place May 6 to 8, 2016 at George Brown College. Registration is closed! TOJam attracts a mix of hobbyists, students, and professionals. For some, it's an opportunity to try new ideas, for others it's a chance to focus. For everyone, it's a grand old time. After the event, we showcase all the games at the public TOJam Arcade.

Make sure to check out the official Twitter, and the friends of TOJam.

Apr
29
May 1

EGLX - Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo

The Enthusiast Gaming Network will be hosting their own expo next year in Toronto.

ENTHUSIAST GAMING LIVE EXPO IS A FUSION OF ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS AND A GAMING CONSUMER SHOW.

With opportunities to compete in final brackets for over $100,000 in cash prizes, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo provides hours of entertainment over three days for competitive gamers, spectators, and all gaming enthusiasts. Each event is projected and magnified onto large, theater-like screens and sound systems, with the grand finale playing out on the main stage in front of a huge local and online audience.

The Exhibitor Hall will be filled with an expansive gaming marketplace, technological innovators, Artist Alley, and lots of new and unreleased games to try from some of the biggest names in the industry. Not to mention the Tabletop Arena, cosplay contest, and numerous panels and presentations.

Tickets range from 25 to 35 days depending on the day. You can purchase tickets right here.  Make sure to check out their site for full details on guests and events.  If you're interested in showing your game at the event, contact Bret or I for a discount and more information.

Apr
28
Apr 30

Digifest - International Festival Celebrating Digital Creativity

I was contacted about Digifest, which is an event designed to creating a 'space that brings design, technology and entrepreneurship communities together to discover, explore and celebrate digital creativity.'

'Digifest is an immersive three-day event that showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology. International speakers, interactive installations and collaborative workshops all take place April 28 – 30th at the innovative Corus Quay building on Toronto’s waterfront.

The festival fosters connections by bringing together industry, academics and the public, and inspires us to think about how digital tools and technology will shape our lives and our future. From architects to app designers, creators and entrepreneurs take centre stage to share their stories and showcase the digital and technological discoveries that will re-shape some of today’s pressing challenges.'

You can check out the official website for more details, which takes place April 28th-30th at the Corus Quay.

Apr
6
4:00 pm16:00

Level Up 2016 - Student Game Showcase

  • 234 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5J 2W4 Canada

The annual Level Up Showcase will be April 6th, you can check out the full details here, and follow them on Twitter.

On April 6th 2016 the Design Exchange Center in Toronto will open up its doors and welcome over 2000 attendees to the 6th Annual Level Up Showcase!
Level Up Showcase is the first event of its kind in Canada that showcases the most talented students in game design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. This event has become synonymous with new creative talent, and provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for students to show off their creations to the world.
Last year’s event featured a record-breaking 80 team projects across 16 different academic institutions. This showcase exhibits outstanding work in game design, animation and computer graphics. Attendees can expect games that use the most current technology and gaming platforms, from motion sensors to VR devices, and more.
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

GameDev Drinks - Andrew Spearin Speaks About Insurgency

  • The Pheasant Plucker

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!

Mar
18
Mar 20

Toronto ComiCon

  • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

The annual Toronto ComiCon is set to hit in March. While not a big game developer event, there are comic creators/artists/etc from video game properties, and there are sure to be a few games here and there (Ubisoft is a sponsor).  I've copied a blurb below, but check out the site for full details, guests, attractions, times, etc.

I’ve never been to an event like this. What happens? TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event! Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on Spring’s #1 community event in Toronto! 

When is it? March 18-20, 2016

Where is it? The Metro Toronto Convention Center, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. South Building. Just East of Rogers Centre (Skydome) and the CN Tower. St.Andrews is the closest Subway stop, and Parking is available at and around the facility.

What are the hours of the show? Friday: 4PM – 9PM Saturday: 10AM – 6PM Sunday: 10AM – 5PM

What are the rules on photography and videotaping? Please use common sense when taking photographs and ask your subjects if it is okay to photograph them. Video is not restricted, except during stage presentations but photographs are permitted in most areas with the exception of the Celebrity Autograph signings.