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!

Registration now open for Peg Jam 2016!

Bring your game ideas to life! The third annual Peg Jam kicks off June 16-19!

Register now for Peg Jam 2016: https://newmediamanitoba.com/events/309/3rd-winnipeg-game-jam


The Winnipeg Game Collective is proud to announce the 2016 Winnipeg Game Jam. Last year's event was a huge success with 60 participants creating 20 games over three days. This year's jam promises even more excitement with new speakers and awesome new games. A special thanks goes out to our industry partners New Media Manitoba and Electric Monk Media for making this event possible. 

Special guests include Graeme Borland of Owlchemy Labs, artist Amy Gerardy, Mike Berg of WeHeartGames, Brett Lowey of BrainGood Games and Calvin French of Kitty Lambda Games from Calgary, Alberta. These speakers will join us for the weekend to help groups develop their creative vision and even make some games themselves. Register now as space is limited! 

The talks this year are focused on developers who have had success breaking into commercial markets as indies and should be entertaining and informative!

Graeme Borland - Owlchemy Labs - www.graemeborland.com
Amy Gerardy - Freelance artist - www.amygerardy.com
Mike Berg - WeHeartGames - www.weheartgames.com
Brett Lowey - BrainGood Games - www.braingoodgames.com
Calvin French - Kitty Lambda - Games kittylambda.com

Schedule: 

  • Thursday, June 16: 6 PM - 9 PM:
    Speakers and Orientation
  • Friday, June 17: 6 PM - Midnight:
    Game Jamming
  • Saturday, June 18: 9 AM - Midnight:
    Game Jamming
  • Sunday, June 19: 9 AM - 10 PM:
    Game Jamming and Presentation of Games

Where: ACI Classrooms, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Ave
Cost: $30

PegJam May Events Update!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I forgot to send out an email blast for the last couple meet ups, we're still meeting the last Tuesday of the month at the Yellow Dog at 7:30 (next one is May 31st) and I'll send out a reminder for that.

Theres, a couple events coming up, including NMM hosting a panel as part of the Spur Festival coming up in May called "Hive Mind or Internet Mob" I would encourage you to check out the talk and the rest of the festival. The link is here: http://spurfestival.ca/winnipeg/events/hive-mind-or-internet-mob/

Also, I'm going to have my studio open (Electric Monk Media) tomorrow for First Fridays. Come check out some cool photography, some of our demos including the VR Great Grey Owl, and I just received my new consumer level Oculus so come check that out if you like ( 205-245 McDermot, Friday May 6th, 6-9).

Last but not least, Daniel has put together a post mortem for Ludum Dare coming up later in May, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Also, I've been informed that there were typos on the pegjam site for months that noone told me about, so don't be shy about reaching out with feedback!! Thats what will make things better!

All the best!

Dylan

Game Collective Meetup and LD35

Hi everyone, The next Game Collective Meetup will be Tuesday, March 29th at the Yellow Dog (After the jets fans clear out). We've also booked the ACI Main Classroom for Ludem Dare 35, April 15-17. Registration & Details to follow soon! Also, Last Chance to suggest speakers for the Winnipeg Game Jam. Email dylan@electricmonkmedia.com if you want to contribute, get involved or have suggestions. Thanks & See you there! A special thanks goes out to New Media Manitoba who we have partnered with for this event. You can register here: http://www.pegjam.com/ludem-dare-35/