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Graduate Recruitment Award in Game Studies at Concordia University

  Call for Applications Recruitment Award for Doctoral Candidates in Digital Game Studies at Concordia University The Centre for Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) invites applications for the TAG-IMMERSe Research Bursary, in support of a Doctorate in Digital Game Studies at Concordia University in Montréal. The bursary is available for a maximum of $15,000 CDN/year [...]

GAMERella: How did it go?

With 60 tickets reserved on Eventbrite last Thursday night, GAMERella was completely sold out. You can imagine the excitement at TAG on Friday morning as we began following our set-up schedule for the day. In the end, 47 participants attended the opening evening, 35 finished the weekend and 33 had submitted games. There were ten [...]

Tenure-Track Position in Digital Media, Learning and Games at Concordia

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Digital Media, Learning and Games. Depending on the selected candidate’s profile, the appointment will be made either in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The goal of the strategic hire program [...]

Recap: GAMERella Sound and Pixel Art Workshop

There were a few new faces at the second GAMERella workshop on Monday evening! We are always glad to meet new, hopeful game-makers. For anyone who couldn’t make it, here’s the recap for Workshop 2: 1 – Sound FX Dupas, Composer / Audio Artist and Co-Founder at Vibe Avenue, started us off with a bit of background [...]

Stats, Lady Gamers, and Decode Global

In lead-up to GAMERella happening next week, and following Charlotte’s awesome how-to post on game jamming, I figured that it’d be nice to share some related material that’s floating around the interwebs. Gamerwife (aka Mariko) has a great interview with Tuuli Saarinen in her “Dames Making Games” segment.  (I’ve shamelessly stolen Gamerwife’s great photo as [...]

Recap: GAMERella Game Design Workshop

GAMERella held its first workshop on Thursday evening and what a turnout! The room was full of game lovers; some looking to try their hand in game-making and some just  to learn something new. Many were a bit nervous, but by the end, everyone was thrilled–we had made a simple platformer game in only one [...]

Jason Della Rocca at World Social Science Forum

TAG board member Jason Della Rocca gave a talk about the possibilities of “games for change” and how Canadians might develop these in Canada. The lively discussion with audience members included the significance of participation both in the creation and use of these games, and the value of social science approaches to iteratively developing these [...]