Vancouver Game Design Expo 2011by
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).
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!
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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.
Portal and Uncharted.
I would love to go!!!
Tie between Shadow of the Colossus and GTA San Andreas.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
hope i win this
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!
My boys would LOVE this. I wonder if I could bring them to the Open House…
I’d love to be able to send my brother!!
Bandit Kings of Ancient China (KOEI)which lead to my second fav video game of all time Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios)
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).
I am a programmer interested getting into gaming. Love to attend with my friend.
Myst is still my favourite computer game.
I would love to win this!
PICK ME PICK ME! i wanna go!
This would be a good getaway for the weekend!
I love Tetris…soooo addicted!!
Shadow of the Colossus was amazing, but my favourite will always be Ico.
Mass Effect has a great story line. It’s like watching a movie.
Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, oldie but a goodie!
Super Mario Brothers Three
It has and will always be Leisure Suite Larry
I love Little Big Planet!
God Of War is one of my favourites 🙂
Ascendancy was awesome!
i’ll go with the locally produced deathspank.
My Fiancee would love this! His fav. game is God of War… once he starts you can pull him away!
World of Warcraft is my favourite, love the graphics and game play <3
Kingdom Hearts 🙂