Friday, October 12, 2012

Canada's Got Game Talent: Portfolio Pitch & DIGx

10:30am – 3:30pm
LCC Second floor, DIGx

Canada’s Got Game Talent

Description: Twenty university and college students will be invited to pitch their portfolio and
demonstrate their skills in front of representatives from Canada’s leading game developers. Panelists from Big Viking Games, Digital Extremes, Antic Entertainment and Big Blue Bubble will provide feedback in an open forum in the DIGx room.

  1. 10:30 am – 11:30 am Antic Entertainment (flash/web/mobile games)
  2. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Digital Extremes (large scale console games)
  3. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Big Blue Bubble (mobile games)
  4. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Big Viking Games (mobile games)

Register for Canada's Got Game Talent here. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!

12:00pm – 4:00pm
DIGx Industry Spotlights

Session Description:  Relax and play with your colleagues at our console or web game stations, Connect with Digital Extremes, Big Blue Bubble and Mircrsoft Canada. The DIG x room is there to showcase industry and give our delegates a place to play. 

  Spotlight Sessions: Check out your favourite companies in DIGx at certain times throughout the day on Nov. 14th for special demos, reveals, and VIP experiences.


11:30am - Fanshawe College 
12:00pm - Big Viking Games 
12:30pm - Big Blue Bubble 
1:00pm - Microsoft 
1:30pm - Fanshawe College 
3:30pm - Digital Extremes

Register for #dig2012 at Early Bird Pricing ends Oct. 31st.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spooktacular Savings - October 31 - DIG SPECIAL!

DIG Early Bird Registrations Extended Until October 31, 2012 

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Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing.
For an evening of digital things,
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

[SPEAKER] Digiflare Inc.'s Mukul Seth on "Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro-Style Apps"

Name: Mukul Seth

Organization: Digiflare Inc.: an interactive agency that successfully integrates creative ideas with new technology to help brands discover new opportunities to enhance and expand their businesses through interactive experiences through the web, mobile, connected TVs, and emerging digital platforms.

Title: Interactive Developer

Bio: Mukul Seth is an Interactive Developer at Digiflare Inc. His primary focus is on user experience design/development with technologies such as Windows 8, Windows Phone, HTML5/JS, XAML. Mukul has extensive knowledge in regards to developing experience-rich brand marketing, multimedia/broadcasting, and e-commerce applications, as well as games for a multitude of platforms including web, desktop, mobile/tablets, and even smart televisions.

Track: Web, Salon C, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

TOPIC:  Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro-Style Apps

Learn how you can use your web skills to build Windows 8 Metro style apps. In this session you’ll discover how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and Windows Runtime. You will learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent async design, and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.

Want to hear what Mukul has to say on Metro-Style apps in this panel on November 14th? Register for the event with Early Bird pricing here, NOW until October 31st. 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[PANEL] Antic's Fredrik Liliegren on "Finance for Independent Game Developers"

Name: Fredrik Liliegren

Organization: Antic Entertainment: creator of casual games for the hardcore player. Fredrik Liliegren and Jeff Evans founded Antic Entertainment in 2008, with the endeavour to develop Free-To-Play games for web and mobile platforms. Aiming to create rich, complex game experiences, Antic Entertainment wraps them in an easily accessible candy coated layer and then deliver it on your smart phone or browser.

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Bio: Fredrik Liliegren brings more than 20 years of console and PC entertainment software development experience to Antic. His expertise in this space has brought him an understanding of the business from the corporate, publisher, developer and consumer perspectives.

Prior to Antic Entertainment, Liljegren co-founded Digital Illusions CE AB (now owned by Electronic Arts) in 1988. As CEO, he grew the company from four employees to more than 80. During his tenure, Digital Illusions successfully released over two dozen games, including Battlefield 1942®, an international hit that sold over 2.1 million copies worldwide. Liliegren also successfully led the company's private venture capital funding in 1996 and guided Digital Illusions through its initial public offering (IPO) in 1998. 

In 2000 Liljegren started a company in Palo Alto California named REDJADE Inc., securing $10M in initial funding for this venture to build a hand held entertainment unit for Swedish mobile company Ericsson. He successfully grew the company to 60 employees, with offices in Palo Alto and Sweden.

WORKSHOP:  Finance for Independent Game Developers – What Works?

What are the options for financing your game? Is there any venture capital around? How does the OMDC help? What’s an angle investor? What about SR&ED tax credits? 

Listen to a panel of successful and experienced independent game developers and service providers as they describe the options for financing a game in the current development climate. Learn about what works and what doesn’t.

Want to hear what Fredrik and our other game development leaders have to say on the industry in this panel on November 14th? Register for the event with Early Bird pricing here, NOW until October 31st. 

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