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

Dark Slope Set To Expand Toronto’s Virtual Production Capabilities

  • The company recently launched a 35,000 square foot virtual production studio in Toronto, featuring two soundstages and a 75 ft. wide by 16.5 ft. high LED volume space, one of the largest in North America.

Cococucumber Launches Echo Generation: Midnight Edition on Steam and Switch!

  • Echo Generation is a turn-based adventure game set in Maple Town, where a mysterious crash triggers a supernatural journey for a group of kids. Battle monsters, complete quests, and uncover secrets to reveal a time-transcending conspiracy!

VRTO Conference Kicks off July 10-11

  • Ontario’s booming XR scene will be on full display at the VRTO Spatial Media World Conference & Expo in Toronto on July 10-11. Featuring talks, demos, and more, VRTO will showcase the growing potential of spatial media and immersive technologies.

Ubisoft Toronto Hosts Hack the ROM Showcase

  • 150 students showcased digital media projects inspired by Indigenous culture, engaging 350 students from nine schools and bridging the achievement gap as part of Canada’s reconciliation efforts. Learn more about the showcase here.

Solara One Exploration Update is LIVE and available on Meta Quest

ICYMI: XP Game Summit, IO Connect, & Toronto Games Week!

The 2024 XP Game Summit was a rousing success! Bringing together hundreds of industry leaders and decision-makers for North America’s second-largest video game knowledge-sharing conference, the event featured 14 panels and over 30 insightful speakers, plus B2B networking, demo stations, and more. The wide array of engaging discussions included funding opportunities in Canada, effective marketing strategies, shifting trends in game development, and the challenges of securing publishing deals. A fantastic experience all around!

The annual IO Connect Summer Mixer, which capped off XP and helped launch Toronto Games Week, featured plenty of food, drink, and music, as well as exclusive demos from studios including Mega Power Games, Numizmatic Games, Idiom Loop, and more!

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