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The Lodgge Podcast

Welcome to The Lodgge Podcast. Each episode we will be welcoming a different uniquely talented guest to talk about a variety of topics. Our goal is to showcase the immense knowledge, diversity, and skill that Ontario video game and interactive entertainment studios have to offer. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the industry, its members, and the projects they create.

Recent Episodes

  • Episode 16 — Ryan Miller

    Meet Ryan Miller! Manager of Durham College MRC Studio, Director of Ontario Game Testers, and Committee Chair of Interactive Ontario’s Indie Superboost! We discuss his storied career, teaching in the games world, Ontario Game Testers, Indie Superboost and much more!

Previous Episodes

Job Board

Looking to start a new adventure? The Lodgge Job Board will be showcasing available positions from around Ontario. We will be adding jobs throughout the week, so make sure to check in often. Each post includes a direct link to the official job posting, so you can apply in no time!

  • Rockstar Toronto


    • Degree / diploma in a related discipline, or 1+ year of equivalent work experience.
    • Proficiency in multiple software tools to manage projects and facilitate related communication, including and not limited to Excel, Bug Tracking Programs (i.e. TestTrack Pro, JIRA, Bugzilla), Word, MS Project, PPM system, Visio, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience working with game engines.


    • Experience contributing to the maintenance of a project plan and schedule.
    • Great interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work closely in a team setting and with other departments.
    • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
    • Eagerness to learn new workflows and software tools.
    • Motivated, flexible, and autonomous.
    • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
    • Experience with or interest in the video game development process or software development.
  • Big Blue Bubble

    To be an effective team member, you will have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • 2 years of software programming experience in the video game industry.
    • Strong working knowledge of C#.
    • Working knowledge of WPF/XAML.
    • Familiarity with Magic the Gathering comprehensive rules.
    • Familiarity with the current Magic: The Gathering Online game.
    • Experience working with and improving large, legacy systems.
    • Experience with Windows and Microsoft systems, Linux experience is a bonus.
    • Excellent problem-solving and math skills.
    • Experience with databases and source control systems.
    • Experience with graphics, animation, networking and other game programming domains.
    • Solid knowledge of software design concepts, such as object-oriented programming, common design patterns, and game development lifecycles.
    • Solid knowledge of game programming practices, such as unit testing and agile development models.

    You also have the following attributes:

    • Ability to quickly learn and master new skills.
    • Self-directed.
    • A clear communicator.
    • Ability to meet deadlines.
    • Comfortable working in a team.
    • Enthusiastic about gaming culture.
  • – 3+ years of industry experience in game development, with a focus on Unity and UI
    – Strong proficiency in C# and Unity engine
    – Shipped at least one commercial game/software
    – Experience with UI/UX design and development
    – Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    – Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    – Playing and watching videogames is your lifestyle!
    • 3+ years of experience in the video game industry;
    • Deep understanding of effective player engagement and retention systems;
    • Experience in live ops/seasonal event design highly desirable;
    • Keep abreast of current trends in gameplay and game systems with a strong interest in competitive team games;
    • Passionate about games and best practices for games as a service;
    • Able to communicate knowledge and ideas (flowcharts, feature specs, data reports, etc.) to team members;
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (fluent in English);
    • Involved with pre-production, production, and post-production phases of at least two published games;
    • Experience in an established studio in the gaming industry is a big asset;
    • Proficiency with Unreal and Blueprints for scripting and testing purposes to gain bonus cookie points;
    • Experience developing on multiple platforms (console, PC, and mobile) a plus
* Looking to post a position? Contact our comms team and lets make it happen!

The Lodgge Twitch

Our mission with this venture is to host a ton of Ontario studios, and create great content with them. Make sure to follow The Lodgge on Twitch to stay tuned in to all of our great content.

  • Do you or your studio stream Ontario produced games? Send us a message and let us know

Upcoming Industry Events

We scour the web for industry events so that you don’t have to! Whether you are a growing indie studio, a student looking to network, or simply a fan of video games, we have an event for you. Filter by city, event type and much more in our fully customizable event calendar. New events will be added weekly so make sure to check back in regularly to keep up with the latest in the industry.

*Is your event missing? Contact our comms team and let’s change that.