Game Design Expo - January 19th and 20th, 2013

Meet Women in Games Scholarship Recipient Janel Jolly

One of the best things about being able to announce not one but four recipients for the 2013 Women in Games Scholarship to VFS Game Design was that it let us into the worlds of four women with very different backgrounds, sensibilities, and interests – but a shared passion for games. Today we all have the…

Announcing 4 Women in Games Scholarship Winners

We still have a long way to go before we achieve gender equality in the game industry. Last year, that reality came to the fore with #1reasonwhy, which gave a new and urgent voice to women in games. We think the more hyper-qualified, insanely talented women knocking on the game industry’s door, the sooner we’ll get there….

Video: Presentations from Game Design Expo 2013

Game Design Expo 2013 has come and gone, but if you couldn’t be there, here’s your chance to see what you missed. We’ve just launched hours of free video presentations captured at Industry Speaker Day. What’s in store? Lift the cover off Halo 4‘s storytelling, sound design, and co-op campaign Learn ways to make your…

Photos from Game Design Expo 2013

We’re already waxing nostalgic about our time at Game Design Expo 2013. This slideshow highlights just a few of our favourite moments – check it out to see a slice of what the weekend offered attendees!

Hundreds Get a Glimpse Into the Future at Game Design Expo 2013

Game Design Expo 2013, the seventh annual gathering of professionals and gamers hosted by the VFS Game Design program, has come and gone – and what a memorable weekend it was! Hundreds of people came together for an entire weekend of learning, playing, and networking. Industry Speaker Day A foggy morning gave way to a gorgeous winter’s…

Game Design Expo 2013 Is Sold Out!

Tickets to Industry Speaker Day at Game Design Expo 2013 have sold out for the seventh straight year! The VFS Game Design Open House is also now booked for capacity. We look forward to meeting ticket holders and registrants on January 19-20, 2013. If you missed out on tickets, follow us on Twitter at @gamedesignexpo…

Two Featured Panels Coming to Game Design Expo 2013!

With six engaging talks scheduled for the upcoming Game Design Expo 2013, you wouldn’t think we could pack more into a single day. But you’d be wrong. Mission failed. Game over. Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAKE!! This year’s Industry Speaker Day at Game Design Expo (Saturday, January 19) includes two panels, one in the morning and one…

Making an Impact: Clive Downie on Mobile Gaming

Addictive gameplay experiences aren’t restricted to AAA-level studios. Mobile devices have played a huge part in the levelling of the competitive arena for game developers. Everyone with a smartphone in their pocket carries a potential portal into any world of obstacles you can dream up. Harnessing that potential is as much a science as it…

Ubisoft Creative Director Calls for Innovation in Games

Is today’s game design scene lacking innovation? That’s the question Ubisoft Creative Director Patrick Plourde will take on at Game Design Expo 2013′s Industry Speaker Day. With senior-level credits in the Assassin’s Creed franchise and most recently on Far Cry 3, Plourde has a ton of experience working with large teams and budgets. But what if…

Announcing (Most of) Our 2013 Industry Speaker Day Lineup!

Can a triple-A franchise adapt in an evolving industry? What does the future really hold for game design? Is there room in social games for the ‘core’ gamer? These are just a few of the tough questions industry leaders will tackle at Game Design Expo 2013 this January. Ticketholders at Industry Speaker Day (Saturday, January 19) will…