Thursday, September 20, 2012

Congratulations to Project Play's Raffle Winners!

  The raffle winners were asked to submit 
    photos of their winning tickets. 
    Michael Hynonen's presentation of his ticket was the most creative.

Project Play, the inaugural hands-on gaming and charity event that was held at the Fanshawe College Student Centre this past Sunday, was a colossal success. Over 400 participants came out to raise over $4000.00 to purchase gaming bundles for London-area children and their families who have experienced trauma and crisis. Playing at Project Play meant that Merrymount Childrens' Centre, Women's Community House, and Women's Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy and Area could make the transition for children whose families benefit from these centres, a little easier.

While supporting Project Play and its efforts, DIG offered DIG Conference passes to three lucky winners through a raffle. The winners, who won free passes to attend the premier conference for Ontario's digital interactive gaming industry on November 14th, are as follows:

Adam White
Michael Hynonen
Mackenzie Neal

Congratulations, and we look forward to seeing Adam, Michael, and Mackenzie at DIG!

As well, a big thank you goes out to Greg Picken of GamerPops and his team for organizing such a successful and fun event! 
Hats off to you, ladies and gentlemen!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

[SPEAKER] Arkadium's Jean-Guy Niquet on "The Video Game Industry in 2013"

Name:  Jean-Guy Niquet

Organization: Arkadium: a top game development studio in New York City.  With the world’s largest Flash game library for every imaginable genre, Arkadium reaches over 9 million unique users each month with casual, mobile, social, and Windows 8 games. Distributing to Facebook CNN, MSN, Discovery, HSN, Lifetime, ESPN, and AARP, the company also has offices in Simferopol, Ukraine and Toronto, Canada.

Title: Director of Arkadium Canada

Bio: As the Director of Arkadium Canada, Jean-Guy is responsible for spearheading all efforts related to the company’s focus on the development of mobile games. He has over ten years of experience as a programmer, with more than half of those years developing games for both mobile and online platforms. He was most recently the Director of New Media at InViVo Communications where he was responsible for managing over six million dollars in projects per year.

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TOPIC:  The Video Game Industry in 2013

What’s the near future of mobile? Console? Browser games? Are the monetization strategies working?  Is there future for independent AAA developers?

This panel will explore a range of views about the direction on the video games industry in 2013. Panel members will include a number of experienced game development leaders betting their futures on specific platforms. Listen to their views and share your own during the Q&A. 

Want to hear what Jean-Guy and our other speakers have to say on November 14th? Registration for DIG is now open! Register for the event with Early Bird pricing here. Also, don't forget to visit and LIKE our Facebook page for updates and announcements. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

[FLOW CHART] Is DIG for Me and my Team?

DIG 2012 is weeks away and we are here to help make registration an easy and delightful process with this simple flow chart that poses the question, “Is DIG for me and my team?”

On November 14, 2012 DIG will showcase the latest in digital technology and bring together some of the world’s top leaders and contributors in game and web development to share, collaborate and network in a community zone together for one purpose: enhance innovation and grow emerging business.

Katie Wilhelm is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the London Economic Development Corporation. Her favourite colours are black and chartreuse. Follow her on twitter today: @KatieWilhelm Pin It