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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 25 — Jason Loftus

    In this season finale, we chat with the CEO and Executive Producer at Lofty Sky Entertainment Jason Loftus! We discuss their upcoming title Sky of Tides, the team’s award-winning documentary Eternal Spring (長春), and lots more!

Previous Episodes

Careers

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!

  • Rockstar Toronto
    • Experience using 3D DCC software (Motionbuilder and/or Maya preferred).
    • Strong programming skills in Python.
    • Familiarity with coding UI using PySide/Qt.
    • Experience creating tools for animators.
    • Enthusiasm for R&D/future tech development.
    • Strong communication, self-management, and organizational skills.
    • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Ubisoft Toronto
    • Strong hands-on understanding of animation software applications (3D Studio Max and Motionbuilder), principles and fundamentals;
    • Leadership: Having managerial courage, self-driven with a sense of initiative;
    • Ability to assemble productive teams;
    • Time and priority management;
    • Resourcefulness in problem-solving;
    • Stress and change management skills;
    • Ability to work as part of a team;
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Knowledge of the other game production working units an asset;
    • Flexibility in organizing work and an ability to delegate;
    • Database knowledge an asset (JIRA, Perforce, etc.);
    • Knowledge of the technical constraints of real time, 3D engines and level editors;
    • Resourceful in pushing innovation, optimization and new ideas;
    • Knowledge of the tools used by team members;
    • Project management knowledge an asset;
    • Knowledge of the MS Office suite an asset;
    • 5+ years’ experience in animation or other relevant experience;
    • 2+ years of experience in a team lead, supervisory, management role or other relevant experience;
    • Degree in animation or area of expertise for video games;
    • Certification in project management or equivalent is an asset.
  • Epic Games
    • 5+ years of game design experience with multiple shipped titles
    • Mastery of visual scripting languages, preferably Blueprints
    • A broad, cross-disciplinary skill set is highly valued since we have a lean team
    • Ability to communicate your ideas and collaborate with others
    • Create clear and concise design specs
    • Strong verbal communication of ideas to the team
    • Creating your own functional prototypes
    • Experience with network replication
    • Familiarity with Fortnite and Epic Games suite of products
    • Player first, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.
  • Pushing Vertices
    • Experience with lighting and shader creation
    • Experience with Unity 3D (URP)
    • Comfortable working around EDT time zone (UTC -4)
    • Nostalgia for the 2000s, iPod vibes, 2010s Tumblr
    • You will be fully remote but being based in Canada is a plus!
    • Experience with technical art and performance optimization.
* Looking to post a position? Contact our comms team and lets make it happen!

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.