Ryan Creighton from the IGDA writes:
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our fall kick-off event with Neil Druckmann. The IGDA Toronto 2014 season is in full swing with October’s event on choosing the funding source that’s right for you (if any!)
Where: Metro Hall 55 John Street Room 308
When: Tuesday October 15th 7:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Della Rocca
Cost: Zero coins
Just a few years ago, the only source of funding for game development was a publisher. Now that other sources of finance are entering the industry (e.g., venture capital, crowdfunding, grants, incubators), there are many more options and approaches available for indies to fund their projects and studios.
Former IGDA Excutive Director and current Execution Labs co-founder Jason Della Rocca will cover these options in detail, along with the best approach to raise funds given your current state. Pros and cons will be covered to ensure a much needed dose of reality.
Social to follow nearby at ~9pm.
RSVP at our Facebook event page!
Ryan Creighton from IGDA Toronto writes:
A Free-Wheeling Grab-bag of Microtalks Starring YOU!
Join us Tuesday June 25th at 7pm, in room 190 at OCADU for a reprisal of our Open Mic Night sessions. Hosted by the indomitable Andy Smith, this year’s Rant and Rave Night will feature members of the Toronto game development community delivering exuberant 5-minute microtalks on a variety of topics of interest to the Toronto game dev community.
As always, this event is free of charge and all are welcome. Join the event on our Facebook page!
Got Something On Your Mind?
We are still accepting speaker submissions for this event. We welcome submissions for 5-minute microtalks that are either constructively nitpicky or passionately positive. Submit your rant OR rave proposal to email@example.com by Sunday June 16th. Submissions should be 500 words or less.
Keep tabs on events like this via the Toronto Gaming Calendar. (If you use Google, click here to add TGC to your Calendars.)
Ryan from IGDA Toronto writes:
We are now taking submissions for IGDA Toronto’s Rant and Rave night! This year we are welcoming submissions for 5-minute microtalks that are either constructively nitpicky or passionately positive. Submit your rant OR rave proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday June 16th. Submissions should be 500 words or less. We’ll select the best Rants and Raves, and you’ll have your chance to deliver them on stage as part of the next IGDA event during the last week of June.
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!