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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 19 — Antonio Miceli

    In this episode of The Lodgge Podcast meet Antonio Miceli, President of Mega Power Games! We discuss his career path to game design, The impact of showing games at live events, the release of DepowerBall, and much more!

Previous Episodes


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

  • Epic Games
    • Strong C++ knowledge and multi-threaded programming techniques; ability to code and architect various core engine systems.
    • Demonstrated performance and memory optimization skills. Self-motivated and able to dive into a complex system with quick results.
    • Excellent knowledge of hardware architectures including x86-64, ARM, AMD GPUs, and NVIDIA GPUs.
    • Excellent knowledge of a broad range of graphics APIs including Metal, Vulkan and DirectX, as well as shading languages such as HLSL and MSL.
    • Familiarity with development tools and profiling on modern systems, including PIX, Razor, and renderdoc frame capture and profiling.
  • Rockstar Toronto
    • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation or equivalent experience.
    • Outstanding demo reel demonstrating experience working with Gameplay systems.
    • An understanding of a major animation package (eg Maya, Motionbuilder, etc).
    • Positive, solution-orientated individual, with a deep-rooted interest in video games, and game development.
    • Experience debugging and developing complex animation systems.
    • Understanding of development issues in getting animations into a game.
    • Ability to bring innovation and resolution to technical problems and challenges throughout production.
    • Demonstrated experience setting up production pipelines, while being able to follow guidelines.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work cross-collaborate with other teams.
  • Ubisoft Toronto
    • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, an equivalent field, or equivalent professional experience
    • At least 3 years of professional software development experience (a focus on machine learning or experience in a technical area relevant to games is a huge plus)
    • Mastery of Python & proficiency in C++
    • A highly collaborative and solution-oriented spirit
    • Curiosity and critical thinking
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Motivation to innovate in the video game industry & adapt to its (constantly evolving) rhythm
  • Digital Extremes
    • Strong Visual Design and illustration skills with an eye for graphic design, typography, motion graphics and iconography.
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, autonomous and adaptable
    • Organized, and possesses the ability to troubleshoot technical challenges
    • Strong design problem solving skills with the ability to independently research and learn the ins and outs of our existing UI systems
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Comfortable with rapid iteration
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent experience an asset
    • 3-5 years experience designing and creating iconography, user interfaces and menus for games, apps or websites
    • Portfolio that demonstrates excellence in both Graphic Design and UI for Games, Web, or Mobile Apps
    • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Enthusiasm and interest in video games.
* 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.