12th October 2013

Gamercamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching

GamerCampGamercamp 2013, which is coming up in less than a month, is all set to take over Hotel Ocho in downtown Toronto (yes, the entire hotel) and fill it with gaming goodness from November 1st through 3rd. The organizers have a range of exciting activity planned for everyone from the game enthusiast to the professional developer. Gamercamp is celebrating its 5th anniversary. In the show’s five years, the organizers have brought some of the brightest, most innovative voices in the industry from across North America and Europe to Toronto, with attendance swelling from 100 attendees in the first year to an expected 2,000 this November.

  • Exhibitions: Original exhibition Art of the Ninja explores the history, significance, and allure of ninjas over 30+ years through 13 iconic videogames. This exhibition also features Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja and a first look at Metanet Software’s N++. More details, including an original track from Shaun Hatton, are available on the Gamercamp site.
  • Arcades: Check out the hottest and upcoming games from across North America and Europe in our Official Selections Arcade, including:
    • IGF-nominated frenetic co-op game Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
    • the time-bending, much-buzzed Super TIME Force
    • multiplayer jousting narwhals in Starwhal: Just the Tip
  • The Next Generation Showcase features new games and new technologies from post-secondary schools, and the ROM Ancient Arcade showcases games created at the ROM Game Jam, in which devs collaborated with the museum’s experts to animate the ROM’s ancient cultures exhibits.
  • Conference: Our Interactive and Games Conference is a one-day summit that will feature discussions on design and innovation in digital, interactive, and game media. Some of the speakers/presentations that may interest you include:
    • Ben Sainsbury’s Stringer, an immersive journalism first-person videogame set in an Afghan warzone
    • Vass Bednar (senior policy advisor to the Ministry of Education) discussing how ideas from games can help to change government policy
    • Ab Velasco from the Toronto Public Library giving a preview of the new Digital Innovation Hub and why it matters to the library, and more!
  • Salon Series: We’re thrilled to be joined by three leading voices in the games industry for intimate conversations about the future of games:
    • Nels Anderson (lead designer, Mark of the Ninja)
    • Jill Murray (director, narrative design, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag)
    • Alexander Bruce from Australia (creator of Antichamber)
This entry was posted on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 11:23 am and is filed under Careers, Education, Events, Game Dev, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:24 am on October 12th, 2013

    .@GamerCamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching http://t.co/8s7eBpIPus #gamedev

  2. Game Dev Robot (@GameDevRobot)
    4:27 am on October 12th, 2013

    RT @VillageGamer: .@GamerCamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching http://t.co/8s7eBpIPus #gamedev

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