Vancouver Game Design Expo 2011

Comments 32 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Film School’s Game Design Expo is coming up next week from January 22nd until the 23rd. Consisting of a speaker series and hands-on test drives of the latest student-made games, it’s a homegrown production that is drawing big talent.

The speaker line-up for the Industry Day on January 22nd will include the makers of Angry Birds, World of Warcraft, and representatives from Sony, Microsoft, Propaganda Games, EA/Visceral, and more. On January 23rd, VFS will host a Game Design Open House with Microsoft, Nintendo and Playstation kiosks. They are also offering $100,000 in scholarships for their Game Design Program as well as the $50,000 “Women in Games” scholarship for female game designers.

VFS has offered a ticket giveaway (value $125 x two tickets) for the Industry Speaker Day this Saturday, January 22nd. Here’s how you can enter to win (for yourself, or that gamer in your life).

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite video game (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a pass for the @VFS @GameDesignExpo from @Miss604

    I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm tomorrow, January 18, 2011.

    Update The winners are BJ and @donnamatrix – have a great time!

    32 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. MaxMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

      My favorite video game? Jeez, there’s so many. It’s a tough one! I’d have to go with Square Enix’s 1995 classic: Chrono Trigger.

    2. lensflaaareMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

      Portal and Uncharted.

    3. HumphreyMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:10pm PST

      I would love to go!!!

    4. ThomasMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:16pm PST

      Tie between Shadow of the Colossus and GTA San Andreas.

    5. JennyMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:19pm PST

      Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

    6. abdulrhmanMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:21pm PST

      hope i win this

    7. MichelleMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:24pm PST

      Love Resident Evil, though Angry Birds have taken over my phone.

      In school for computer science atm so would love to learn more about game design!

    8. JosephinaMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:28pm PST

      Tomb Raider!

    9. WendyMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

      My boys would LOVE this. I wonder if I could bring them to the Open House…

    10. BJMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 1:17pm PST

      I’d love to be able to send my brother!!

    11. LilaMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 1:31pm PST

      Bandit Kings of Ancient China (KOEI)which lead to my second fav video game of all time Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios)

    12. Michael KwanMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 1:52pm PST

      Currently, I’ve been playing mostly NHL 11, but I’m partial to the Street Fighter series as a whole. In terms of my favorite of all-time, that’s a much tougher call. Maybe Tetris. I’ve certainly logged the greatest number of hours on that game (and its various incarnations).

    13. ShawnMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 2:33pm PST

      I am a programmer interested getting into gaming. Love to attend with my friend.

    14. MarkMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 3:06pm PST

      Myst is still my favourite computer game.

    15. StevenMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 4:26pm PST

      I would love to win this!

    16. IanMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 4:29pm PST

      PICK ME PICK ME! i wanna go!

    17. GraceMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 4:29pm PST

      This would be a good getaway for the weekend!

    18. ChristineMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 4:45pm PST

      I love Tetris…soooo addicted!!

    19. SarahMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 5:17pm PST

      Shadow of the Colossus was amazing, but my favourite will always be Ico.

    20. JeanieMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 7:18pm PST

      Mass Effect has a great story line. It’s like watching a movie.

    21. DeeAnnMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 7:46pm PST

      Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, oldie but a goodie!

    22. ErinMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 8:27pm PST

      Super Mario Brothers Three

    23. Andrew C.Monday, January 17th, 2011 — 9:12pm PST

      It has and will always be Leisure Suite Larry

    24. EnnieMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 9:16pm PST

      Kingdom Hearts

    25. SusanneMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 9:29pm PST


    26. JenMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 11:06pm PST

      I love Little Big Planet!

    27. JeremyMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 11:07pm PST

      God Of War is one of my favourites 🙂

    28. ChrisMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 11:12pm PST

      Ascendancy was awesome!

    29. matthew mMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 11:32pm PST

      i’ll go with the locally produced deathspank.

    30. CrystalTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:33pm PST

      My Fiancee would love this! His fav. game is God of War… once he starts you can pull him away!

    31. HayleyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 3:41pm PST

      World of Warcraft is my favourite, love the graphics and game play <3

    32. TriciaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:57pm PST

      Kingdom Hearts 🙂

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