Different Games Toronto


An arcade exhibition featuring alt games, VR and performances from local and international developers, and a conference for developers and creators. Opening Arcade Party at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: May 31, 8 p.m. $10

 
DateWednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00pm

Cost

Ticket prices vary

Email

differentgamesconference@gmail.com

Website

http://www.differentgames.org

Location

49 McCaul Street

For four years, the Brooklyn based Different Games conference has presented a diverse and interdisciplinary venue known for featuring emerging voices and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry. Created by the Different Games Collective, a grassroots organization aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in games, the event seeks to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, each annual volunteer-led conference features presenters of all professional backgrounds, from indie devs, and DIY creators to students, critics and scholars. 

This year we’re joining forces with members of Toronto’s indie games scene to bring a brand new program to OCAD University’s 49 McCaul Street gallery, which will include an arcade exhibition featuring the best of alternative games, VR, and performances from local and international developers, and a one day conference featuring local developers and creators.

SCHEDULE:
Opening Arcade Party at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: May 31, 8 p.m. $10
Arcade Exhibition at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: May 31 to June 2, 12 to 5 p.m. FREE
Conference, at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: June 3, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: $20 (includes snacks)
Artist Talk by Zeesy Powers at Gamma Space, 862 Richmond Street West: June 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Closing Party at Gama Space, 862 Richmond Street West: June 3, 8 p.m. FREE

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/different-games-toronto-tickets-34304786540

In collabration with OCAD University & Gamma Space Collaborative Studio

Sponsored by MailChimpUbisoft Toronto & Sheridan College

DateWednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00pm

Cost

Ticket prices vary

Email

differentgamesconference@gmail.com

Website

http://www.differentgames.org

Location

49 McCaul Street

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Different Games
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00pm

For four years, the Brooklyn based Different Games conference has presented a diverse and interdisciplinary venue known for featuring emerging voices and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry. Created by the Different Games Collective, a grassroots organization aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in games, the event seeks to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, each annual volunteer-led conference features presenters of all professional backgrounds, from indie devs, and DIY creators to students, critics and scholars. 

This year we’re joining forces with members of Toronto’s indie games scene to bring a brand new program to OCAD University’s 49 McCaul Street gallery, which will include an arcade exhibition featuring the best of alternative games, VR, and performances from local and international developers, and a one day conference featuring local developers and creators.

SCHEDULE:
Opening Arcade Party at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: May 31, 8 p.m. $10
Arcade Exhibition at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: May 31 to June 2, 12 to 5 p.m. FREE
Conference, at OCAD U, 49 McCaul Street: June 3, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: $20 (includes snacks)
Artist Talk by Zeesy Powers at Gamma Space, 862 Richmond Street West: June 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Closing Party at Gama Space, 862 Richmond Street West: June 3, 8 p.m. FREE

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/different-games-toronto-tickets-34304786540

In collabration with OCAD University & Gamma Space Collaborative Studio

Sponsored by MailChimpUbisoft Toronto & Sheridan College

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.differentgames.org
Email: 
differentgamesconference@gmail.com
Cost: 
Ticket prices vary
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