Fifth annual event is an interactive gaming playground
Over 2,000 gamers, developers and industry recruiters are expected at the fifth annual Level Up Showcase. Held at the Design Exchange, it features 80 projects from 16 different institutions across Ontario, including students from OCAD University’s Digital Futures program. The event spotlights the most talented students in design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. The games incorporate the latest technology and gaming platforms, from motion sensors to virtual reality devices and beyond.
Last year, OCAD U teams won the Artistic Achievement and People’s Choice awards.
The showcase has become the biggest event in Toronto for gamers, recruiters and media to get the inside scoop on emerging talent in game development. The evening is cohosted and organized by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto, OCAD University and Algonquin College in partnership with AMD, George Brown College, Sheridan College and Ubisoft Toronto.
Level Up was founded in 2011 by Emma Westecott, assistant professor, Game Design, at OCAD U, together with Steve Engels, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
Level Up Showcase
Thursday, April 2, 2015
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Media preview: 4 p.m.)
Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto
This year’s event is sponsored by Autodesk, Microsoft, Unity, Big Blue Bubble, Uken Games, Seneca College, Niagara College and Humber College.
Level Up Showcase
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Level Up Showcase provides a one-stop shop for industry, institutions, and students to network, recruit, and learn about new techniques and technologies in the video game industry. Canada boasts the third largest video game industry in the world, with Ontario boasting the second highest number of video companies in the country (Essential Facts, 2013, The Entertainment Software Association of Canada).
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