Come play at the 8th annual Level Up Showcase!


Experience the Level Up Showcase in Toronto, and play the most innovative student-made games in Ontario!

 
DateWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

www.levelupshowcase.com

Location

Design Exchange 234 Bay St, Toronto

The 8th annual free public event puts the spotlight on Ontario’s most talented post-secondary students in game development who use the latest technology and platforms to make video games - including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), motion sensing, and more. Participants include more than 15  post-secondary institutions across Ontario that teach interactive media development. With over 75 games, it is the biggest not-for-profit event for players, developers, and recruiters, to get the inside scoop on the future leaders of the game industry.

The Level Up Showcase is the main event for industry, institutions, and students to network, recruit, and learn about new techniques and technologies. Canada boasts the third largest game industry in the world, with Ontario having the second highest number of game companies in the country. The Level Up Showcase is the top destination for emerging talent in this growing industry.

The Level Up Showcase 2018 is co-hosted and organized by Algonquin College, Brock University, the University of Toronto and the Digital Futures Program at OCAD University in partnership with AMD and Ubisoft Toronto.

Level Up Showcase would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors who provide their expertise, support and equipment to help our students succeed. Thank you! This year, ID@Xbox joins and will host an exclusive workshop with over 50 students interested in developing independent games for the Xbox platform. Level Up Showcase also welcomes Zynga who have recently expanded their downtown Toronto studio and are rapidly growing! Visit their booth to find out more. This year’s event is made possible with generous corporate sponsorship from: AMD, Ubisoft Toronto, Uken Games, Unity, Xbox Canada and Zynga with catering provided by Nando’s. Featured schools include: Algonquin College, Brock University, Centennial College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Humber College, McMaster University, Niagara College, OCAD University, Ryerson University, Sheridan College, St. Lawrence College, UOIT, University of Toronto and York University.



Level Up poster with game characters
DateWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

www.levelupshowcase.com

Location

Design Exchange 234 Bay St, Toronto

Please join us for an end of year social and celebration of our First Year Drawing and Painting Student Self Portraits! 
An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kirstie McCallum
Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Shannon Lee
Harm Reduction Workshop from the Peer Wellness Education Program at Health & Wellness 
On Tuesday, April 23rd come support C Magazine at our annual fundraising auction of Canadian and international contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, with work by Ginette Legaré and Beth Stuart.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the closed doors of a grant review committee? Join the Office of Research and Innovation on Wednesday, April 24th for an eye-opening discussion on research and arts funding applications and reviews, featuring panelists who have served as reviewers in the past.
SUGAR is a site-critical project located near the Redpath sugar factory on Toronto’s Sugar Beach, and formerly on the site of the seminal Guvernment and RPM nightclubs. The SUGAR music events pay homage to the Club by using dance and discourse to animate the material and cultural conditions explored by SUGAR’s curatorial project.
Icons of the Blues, by Professor Terry Shoffner.
An international symposium to release the findings of the StudentDwellTO research partnership and discuss alternatives to the housing (un)affordability crisis.
Toronto Queer Film Festival  (TQFF) is showcasing student work again this fall! We are seeking film + video work under 20 minutes in length. Preference for work created in or after 2017.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

The 8th annual free public event puts the spotlight on Ontario’s most talented post-secondary students in game development who use the latest technology and platforms to make video games - including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), motion sensing, and more. Participants include more than 15  post-secondary institutions across Ontario that teach interactive media development. With over 75 games, it is the biggest not-for-profit event for players, developers, and recruiters, to get the inside scoop on the future leaders of the game industry.

The Level Up Showcase is the main event for industry, institutions, and students to network, recruit, and learn about new techniques and technologies. Canada boasts the third largest game industry in the world, with Ontario having the second highest number of game companies in the country. The Level Up Showcase is the top destination for emerging talent in this growing industry.

The Level Up Showcase 2018 is co-hosted and organized by Algonquin College, Brock University, the University of Toronto and the Digital Futures Program at OCAD University in partnership with AMD and Ubisoft Toronto.

Level Up Showcase would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors who provide their expertise, support and equipment to help our students succeed. Thank you! This year, ID@Xbox joins and will host an exclusive workshop with over 50 students interested in developing independent games for the Xbox platform. Level Up Showcase also welcomes Zynga who have recently expanded their downtown Toronto studio and are rapidly growing! Visit their booth to find out more. This year’s event is made possible with generous corporate sponsorship from: AMD, Ubisoft Toronto, Uken Games, Unity, Xbox Canada and Zynga with catering provided by Nando’s. Featured schools include: Algonquin College, Brock University, Centennial College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Humber College, McMaster University, Niagara College, OCAD University, Ryerson University, Sheridan College, St. Lawrence College, UOIT, University of Toronto and York University.

Venue & Address: 
Design Exchange 234 Bay St, Toronto
Website: 
www.levelupshowcase.com
Cost: 
FREE
Level Up poster with game characters
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