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!

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/

New Game Collective Meetup - August 25th

Hello everyone, Just a heads up the next Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup will be August 25th at 7PM at the Yellow Dog Tavern. I'll have the Winnitron on site if you want to test your games with it or try out some other indie games. We'll also be collaborating with Halifax to unveil a super special bi-monthly theme and people will be demoing their previously jammed games. This event is open to anyone with an interest in game development and is meant to be a casual meetup and opportunity to talk game dev. We will meet again September 29th. Also, I've been having some trouble with this site so if its not working out at pegjam.com you can always reach it at http://pegjam.squarespace.com

As well, our friends at Campfire Union have started a new VR/AR meetup group called the Alternate Reality Club. Their first meeting is October 7 and details can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Alternate-Reality-Club/

Upcoming Game Industry Events for June/July 2015

I just wanted to send out a reminder that there are some great game industry events coming up in the next month. This week is the 1st ever Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup at the Yellow Dog, Open to all professional and aspiring game developers. Theres also a couple of great events by New Media Manitoba coming up with a great night with Noah Decter-Jackson talking about his experiences running Complex Games for the last 13 years. Theres also an Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Q&A session with our friends from the government giving us a breakdown of the Digital Interactive Media Tax Credit. We also have the WInnipeg Game Jam 2015 Post-Mortem event hosted by the friendly local IGDA. 

 Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup 

June 25th 7:00PM - 10:00PM - Yellow Dog Tavern - #1st Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup 
A casual meetup for game developers and prospective game developers. All are welcome! We will be coordinating efforts with the Halifax Game Collective and talking Winnitrons, game jams and development. 

New Media Manitoba Events

As well theres two great events New Media Manitoba is putting on in June that would be relevant for Game Developers. 

Hard Lessons from Noah Decter-Jackson

June 29th, Noah Decter-Jackson will be speaking about his experiences founding and growing local game company Complex Games from 2 to as large as 45 over his 13 years as founder and CEO. This is one you won't want to miss if you have any interest in the video games industry. 

Hard Lessons for Building a Digital Media Empire
Where: NMM Training Space, 319 Elgin Avenue, 2nd floor
When: June 29, 2015; 7 PM - 9 PM
Cost: Free Admission but registration required (click here):

Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Q&A

Manitoba has a great Digital Media Tax Credit available and this will be a great opportunity to learn about what is available and ask questions. Learn how to get started, what types of projects qualify and how you can make your company more competitive. 

Where: Red River College, Princess Street, Main floor Multi-purpose Room
When: June 30, 2015, 10:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Cost: Free but please register with NMM at the link below

Information and Free Registration information here:

Winnipeg Game Jam 2015 Post Mortem

Hosted by Les, Trevor and Jim of the Winnipeg IGDA, we'll be once again doing a post-mortem breakdown of the Game Jam entries. Teams from the jam will be dissecting their games, processes and jam experiences so we can all learn from our collective mistakes. If your team would like to present breakdown , you can email lesley@campfireunion.com and let him know. This is a great chance to see what it takes to do a game jam if you missed the event this year. 

Where: RRC Princess St, Auditorium
When: July 8th 7-9pm
Cost: Free