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.

November


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!

December


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!

January


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!