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TAG Movie 5à7: Your Name

Feb 08, 2018

Posted by michaeliantorno

Hi everyone! After a long absence, we’re happy to announce the return of TAG Movie 5à7s!

Starting on Thursday February 8th, we will be hosting monthly screenings at the TAG Lab followed-up with “fan nights” where we discuss the games, books, and art associated with the film. Come take in a flick, chat with your TAG friends, and chow down on some free snacks! For our inaugural event, we’ll be screening the immensely popular Japanese animated film Your …


Level Up : Economy balancing workshop

Feb 09, 2018

Posted by sylvain

Level Up! wish an happy new year and is proud to announce a new workshop with Mariana Boucault, who will show us a methodology to balance game system. The workshop will take place on Friday, February 9th at TAG. Please don’t forget to register!

Economy balancing workshop

 WHAT:
This workshop will cover the basics of creating a simulation for a game economy, using as example a building game. You will learn:

Basic concepts of economy and simulations
How to start planning …


Global Game Jam 2018 at TAG

Posted by Jess

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Global Game Jam, a weekend-long event where game makers simultaneously (or as simultaneously as possible, given time zones) gather in their respective countries to make games for 48 hours. TAG hosted a little over seventy jammers at our location this year. Sixteen games have been published on the Global Game Jam website from our location.
Our own Gina Hara, Jess Marcotte and Sylvain Payen organized the …


Level Up Economy balancing workshop

Posted by sylvain

Level Up! wish an happy new year and is proud to announce a new workshop with Mariana Boucault, who will show us a methodology to balance game system. The workshop will take place on Friday, February 9th at TAG. Please don’t forget to register!

Economy balancing workshop

WHAT:
This workshop will cover the basics of creating a simulation for a game economy, using as example a building game. You will learn:

Basic concepts of economy and simulations
How to start planning …


Comic Book Club 5a7

Jan 25, 2018

Posted by kalervo

Hi everybody! There’s a lot of overlap between the interests of comics studies and game studies, so we’re setting up a monthly comic book club 5a7 which will be starting next Thursday, Jan 25th. Do you love comics and want to talk about them more? Do you make comics? Are you just curious? Come discuss and learn about the medium with us! For this first edition, we invite you to bring in a few books and be prepared to …


INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games

Jan 26, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Posted by Gina

TAG has partnered with Kitchener’s THEMUSEUM, the ‘Games Institute’(GI) at the University of Waterloo, and the Personal Computer Museum.
TAG and GI present INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games.
This exhibition explores the spaces and places of games in research institutions. This unique collaboration will display a wide variety of ways that academic researchers are engaging with and studying games, through play and analysis as well as through game creation. Engaging and hands-on, the exhibition will serve as a space for visitors …