WHEN: Thursday April 2th at 7PM
WHERE: The Bahen Center for Information Tech – 40 St. George Street Toronto, Room 1190
We don’t need no education — or do we? IGDA Toronto’s latest panel discussion, Class Warfare, attempts to answer the question.
Join us on April 25 as a range of indie game makers (Michael Todd of Michael Todd Games and Ryan Creighton of Untold Entertainment), industry (Dan Cox of Ubisoft Toronto & Seneca College) and academics (Steve Engels of the University of Toronto and Emma Westecott of OCAD U) delve into the pros and cons of formal training.
Our panelists, (moderated by Avrim Katzman of Sheridan College) will address the current state of post-secondary game design programs and their value in equipping the next generation with the right tools to succeed in the industry. Join us after at 9 p.m. for our monthly social at Molly Blooms, 191 College Street Toronto.
The next IGDA Toronto Chapter meeting will be “Takin’ Care of Bidness” on Wednesday March 20th at Metro Hall (55 John Street, Toronto – Room 308 at 7pm).
We’ve lined up three video game studio heads as panelists to discuss the trials and tribulations of starting, running, and in some cases ending their own businesses. Noreen Rana, a game artist who straddles both the triple-A and indie worlds, moderates.
There will be a social to follow – location TBD. All are welcome. See you there!
Last year, Cassie and i made a game together at TOJam called Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure. This year, we were invited to give a talk at TEDx Toronto about the experience, and about the importance of involving kids in creative use of technology at an early age. Enjoy!
Love it or hate it, many have a strong opinion on freemium and September’s IGDA Toronto panel is no exception. Join us on September 25th as we present a group of industry experts in Dr. Gamelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Freemium to discuss the implications of this controversial financial model. Our panelists include Trevor Fencott (bitheads/Playbrains), Rob Sandberg (Fuse Powered), Andy Smith (Get Set Games), Nathan Vella (Capybara Games) and Dave Waisglass (Blammo! Games) and they’ll delve into the pros and cons of this much-discussed model and whether it’s here to stay.
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, Room 308
Are you for or against the freemium model? Join the discussion on our Facebook event page!
Confused about what freemium even is? Wikipedia to the rescue!
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100 Toronto game developers walk into a bar …
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W Toronto
Thursday July 19th at 6:30 PM
FREE! (A $5 donation for the performers in encouraged)
Social and Prize Giveaway to Follow
See who’s coming on Facebook!