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“Game with US” Game Jam 2017 a Great Success

Game Jam 2017 attracted 58 registered participants who combined to create 18 different games over a 48 hour period last weekend.   This bi-annual event held at the University of Saskatchewan provides an opportunity for novice and experienced game developers to learn and show off their game acumen. A tutorial was offered Thursday May 18th and […]

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Introducing: The Games Institute at the University of Waterloo

About the Games Institute The Games Institute (GI) conducts research into the past, present, and future of games. Based at the University of Waterloo, the researchers span the breadth of academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences, through engineering and computer science. With the goal of understanding the compelling user engagement that games deliver […]

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Building Games for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Fitness

Game Dev in a Day From February 4 – 5, 2017, aspiring game developers gathered to the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus to learn how to design, develop, and test a digital game. With a unique focus on games for mental health, wellbeing, and fitness, this was an exceptional opportunity to explore an emerging digital […]

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Game Changers – a history of gaming in an interactive exhibit

Game Changers is a travelling exhibition which explores the fascinating innovation which has shaped the video game industry.  About 100 people attended the opening reception on February 7th which was sponsored by Saskatoon companies Noodlecake Games and Bartari. Regan Mandryk, Professor and Games researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, joined a panel of games enthusiasts and […]

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Making Games for a Living: How to score a job in the Games industry

Thursday January 20, 2017 Around 200 computer game enthusiasts attended a seminar hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Computer Science Department with Enrique Ventura, Senior Game Designer at Capcom in Vancouver.  He spoke about his experience making games for a living, the skills a game designer needs and how to develop those skills to meet the demands of the […]

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Local Game Developer meets students

Tuesday January 24, 2017   Jordan Schidlowsky, a local game developer, met with students at the University of Saskatchewan today.  He gave a talk on indie game development to students in CMPT 898 and CMPT 406 and met individually with students to discuss their games and provide feedback. Thank you Jordan for providing your input and […]

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