OMDC Newsletter
November 2014

OMDC-Supported Event: GameOn Finance

Just starting out? Apply for our $199 Startup Rate!
Ontario is home to an explosion of innovative emerging game studios. Interactive Ontario is offering a special Startup Rate in order to ensure those companies are able to benefit from the knowledge sharing and networking offered at GameON: Finance. If your company:

  • is less than two years old
  • makes less than $250,000 in annual revenue
  • has less than five employees
  • and has not previously attended GameON: Finance on a Startup Pass

you may qualify for this heavily discounted pass, priced at just $199. Hear from speakers from Rovio, SuperData Research, iNK Stories, DrinkBox Studios, DHX Media, Digital Extremes and many more at this year's conference on November 20 & 21 in Toronto.

Submit your application by filling out the application form. Interactive Ontario will review your submission and notify you if you have been approved for a Startup Pass. Only a small number of Startup Passes are available and will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.

OMDC Supported Event: X-Summit

The X-Summit Program: Transmedia Storytelling  Creating Content in Context
How do you tell a single story in an omni-channel world where the beginning, middle and end are consumed through different connection points? Don't miss the chance to hear from the experts as they re-envision how to create digital media, explore non-traditional content creators, and understand how innovation shifts the paradigm around interactive content consumption.

Take a sneak-peek at the X-Summit program, taking place at nextMEDIA 3.0 on November 10th!
Storytelling Through Cinemacity
The Cinemacity mobile experiment is evolving beyond typical devices like mobile phones and tablets to connection points like Google Glass, interactive displays and connected devices. Explore how users are merging their visual perception and "digital skin" over their physical journey.
Participant: Pierre Cattan, Transmedia Producer, CEO of Small Bang studio
Breaking Amazing: A Story of Transformative Design
Explore where the limitations lie and make them virtuous. This session examines the experiences that challenge our creative convention and defy our expectations. Let’s get inspired and think about how we can break amazing in our own work.
Participant: Chris Cobb, Creative Director, Second Story
Innovation, Evolution, and Transformation: Going Above and Beyond Conventional Storytelling
Discover how technology grants us infinite possibilities, challenges us to rethink conventional approaches, accept innovation and tell our stories within new paradigms and converged realities where every pixilated surface becomes an interface.
Participant: Rami Lama, Chief Experience Officer, Jibestream

OMDC Supported Event: The 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

The 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards ceremony will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The awards will be held at the beautiful Carlu in downtown Toronto on November 21, 2014.

Celebrated videogame actor Mark Meer, from the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises, will host the awards, and presenters will include representatives from game developers and publishers across the country.

Both VIP and Public Admission Tickets are available. For details on how you can attend the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, click here.

Check out OMDC’s Ontario Video Game Industry Promo Reel

Ontario is home to a vibrant video game industry that is creating award-winning games for an international audience. With 100 companies that employ 1,800+ people, our province is one of the leading jurisdictions for game development in Canada. Check out what Ontario developers have been up to lately in the OMDC’s video game industry promotional reel.