This Week in Ontario Video Games & XR – June 10, 2024

Everything happening in the Ontario video games industry this week courtesy of Interactive Ontario and CONTINUE!

Summer Game Fest

Dozens of Ontario game studios took to the global stage at Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles, participating in both virtual and in-person events to show off new projects and make announcements:

  • Game Pill’s Hangry demo featured as part of IGN Live in LA!
  • Sticky Brain’s Rooster was also featured in the Wholesome Games showcase, while Cococucumber’s Echo Generation featured in the Guerrilla Collective’s On-Line & On-Site events!

Canadian Screen Awards Winners

Ontario-based video game and immersive studios took home the top game prizes at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards in May.

ICYMI: Ontario Game Studios Shine at GDC 2024!

Can we talk about how amazing GDC was for Ontario game studios? 7 of the 8 GDC Best in Play winners were Ontario-made games. Incredible!

Read more about Ontario’s big showing at GDC 2024 on The Lodgge

Toronto Games Week, XP Game Summit, IO Connect and more!

With dozens of in-person and online events taking place, June is officially the busiest time on the Ontario games industry calendar. Interactive Ontario’s Indie Superboost Marketing & Discoverability Bootcamp kicks off an action-packed week on June 11th that includes IO’s annual Impact Forum (June 12) – a policy forum bringing together IO leadership, members, and key stakeholders to discuss advocacy priorities for the Ontario video game and XR sector – the two-day XP Game Summit (June 13-14) – the largest B2B conference of its kind in Canada – the annual IO Connect Summer Mixer (June 13), and the second Toronto Games Week (June 13-19) – a city-wide celebration of playable arts and culture that includes meetups, demos, screenings, installations, dance parties, and more! Are you going?

Stay tuned for bi-weekly updates on everything happening in the Ontario video game and immersive industries!