Winnipeg Game Dev Events Update

Hello Game Devs,

August has been a busy month for game dev in Winnipeg with the AR/VR meetup last week, 3 more events coming up and even more in the following months! Check all the events happening below.

PegJam 2017: In Review
 Game jam post-mortems / game dev presentations
When: August 24th | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Red River College (Princess Campus) |  Great-West Life Lecture Theatre
Cost: Absolutely free! Registration/info HERE.

Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup #39
 Casual social gathering over food and drinks
When: Tuesday, August 29th | 7:30pm
Where: The Yellow Dog Tavern | 386 Donald St

PegJam Arcade 3 - Public Demos (First Friday's)
: Public Demo / Pop up game dev arcade
When: Friday, September 1st at 6:00pm
Where: Creative Manitoba (Formerly ACI Manitoba) at 245 McDermot Ave. 4th floor, large classroom
Cost: Absolutely free! But register in advance HERE.

We hope to see everyone at as many of these events as possible as we continue to celebrate game dev in our community.


Daniel Voth
Winnipeg Game Collective

Unity Particle System - Game Dev Workshop

When: Saturday, April 1st 12:00pm-3:00pm
Where: ACI Manitoba (245 McDermot) 4th floor large clasroom
Cost: $50 (includes access to the workshops on April 1st, April 15th and May 13th) register at:

Game Development Workshop | Using the Unity Game Engine- New Media Manitoba is happy to present this 4-part educational series on Unity to help you learn the various aspects and functionality of the Unity Game Engine in a fun collaborative environment.

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Upcoming Events 2017

Game Collective Newsletter Jan 2017

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Global Game Jam last week! Great turnout and lots of fun games were made! Special thanks to Aaron Klassen for all his hard work making a new Winnitron, the Half-A-Tron! Also to Steve Chubaty who contributed many of the computer parts. Also another big thanks to Daniel Voth for his ongoing organizational efforts and to New Media Manitoba and ACI for once again being fantastic partners in our local events.

Upcoming Events:

Game Collective Meetup Tuesday Jan 31st at the Yellow Dog at 8 (Theres a show at the Burt at 8)

First Friday Feb 3rd 6-10PM @ Electric Monk Media 205-245 McDermot Ave I’ll have the VR owl and Skirmisher demoing so come check them out.

March 3rd Game Collective Peg Jam Arcade II This will be an open house community event where folks can come demo games they have been working on / released / made at game jams. If you’re friends have been wondering what the heck you’re up to at game jams, this is a great time to invite them up to check things out. If anyone would like to come on board as a sponsor to cover snacks and coffee please let me know. Registration is free but you must register in advance. Thanks!

Peg Jam Arcade Registration

Game Collective / NMM Unity Educational workshop series. This is a very exciting education series we’ve been planning for Beginner to Intermediate developers who want to learn a bit more about what you can do with the Unity engine. Details coming very soon.

Ludum Dare April 21st-24th 15th Anniversary LD Jam - Space is booked + small classroom so set the date aside

Thanks everyone and I hope to see you at the coming events!

Events Update

Hello everyone we hope all is well! As we gear up for the holiday season things tend to get a little busier so we hope to see as many of you as possible at some of the upcoming events in the community. There are a variety of events coming up organized by different groups and we encourage you to take advantage of as many of them as possible.


Video Game Marketing in 2017

When: Wednesday November 23 7-9pm
Where: ACI 4th floor classroom
Cost: Free, but register in advance Link
The industry is changing quickly. As the marketplace gets more crowded and new promotional outlets emerge, the rules for marketing your game successfully are being rewritten.
In two weeks, indie game dev ninja Shane Neville will be visiting us from Vancouver to offer a special talk on Marketing Video Games in 2017. Shane is a game industry veteran with multiple award-winning hit titles under his belt, including Need for Speed, Company of Heroes and Shellrazer. Join us and to better understand what you're facing in the video game industry this coming year!

Pixel Art in Mimix with Spencer Marr

When: Thursday, November 24 7:00pm
Where: RRC, 160 Princess Street, Room P315
Cost: Free, but register in advance Link
Spencer Marr is a local developer creating Mimix, an action-adventure platformer with a classic pixel art style that can be played alone or with up to 4 friends.
Spencer will be speaking about his experience working on Mimix thus far, including details about his pixel art workflow in Unity. As always, we'll be headed to the King's Head after the meetup for drinks and further discussion.

Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup

When: Tuesday, November 29 7:00pm
Where: The Yellow Dog Tavern
A casual social gathering of developers from all across Winnipeg come together to share ideas and chat about all things game dev. All are welcome!


NMM Holiday Party

When: Wednesday, December 7 7:00pm
Where: Rudy's Eat & Drink
Cost: $10, Link
Together with the GDC Manitoba, Secret Handshake, and the IGDA, we'll be getting together with industry and friends to celebrate an amazing year and get ready for the holidays. We are expecting to sell out this year’s party (we typically do!) so make sure to register in advance.

Ludum Dare 37

When: Friday-Sunday, December 9-11
Where: Online Link
Ludum Dare is an online community best known for “Ludum Dare”, the Accelerated Game Development Event of the same name (also called a “Game Jam”). During a Ludum Dare, developers from around the world spend a weekend creating games based on a theme suggested by the community.

Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup

When: Tuesday, December 27 7:30pm
Where: The Yellow Dog Tavern
A casual social gathering of developers from all across Winnipeg come together to share ideas and chat about all things game dev. All are welcome!


Global Game Jam 2017

When: Friday-Sunday, January 20-22
Where: TBD
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.

Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup

When: Tuesday, January 31 7:00pm
Where: The Yellow Dog Tavern
A casual social gathering of developers from all across Winnipeg come together to share ideas and chat about all things game dev. All are welcome!