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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 12 — Indigo Doyle

    Meet Indigo Doyle founder of Pushing Vertices! We discuss their upcoming debut game Roller Girl, the creation of The Indie Mixer, working in Ontario, 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!

  • Ubisoft Toronto

    What you’ll bring:

    • A college diploma in 3D Modelling or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)
    • At least 1-3 years of experience in texturing, modelling, lighting, or other related experience
    • Knowledge of 2D art tools (e.g. Photoshop) and familiarity with 3D software (e.g. 3DS Max, ZBrush, or Maya) + game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal)
    • A solid understanding of art fundamentals (lighting, composition, proportion, colour theory, etc.), physically based rendering, and game constraints
    • A highly creative, collaborative, and innovative spirit
    • Excellent observation, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Motivation to reach out for feedback and adapt to it
    • Aesthetic sensitivity and a keen eye for even the subtlest of details!

    We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that’s why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

  • Drinkbox Studios
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • Experience with C++
    • Familiarity with core systems used by game engines such as scripting, UI, rendering, animation, physics, networking, and data pipelines
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work remotely and independently
    • A passion for video games
  • Torn Banner Studios
    • Requirements
      • 3+ years working in games as a VFX artist or other relevant experience;
      • Strong technical knowledge and artistic abilities working with realtime VFX in Unreal Engine
      • Knowledge of Physically Based Rendering and Linear workflows
      • Understanding of 3D animation, texturing, modeling, lighting and compositing
      • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving
      • Strong artistic vision, sense of design and composition
      • Critical eye for depictive detail and observation are valued skills
  • Big Blue Bubble
    • College Diploma in Art or Animation.
    • 1 year of related experience creating animation and animation-related art assets on projects.
    • Expert level understanding of the Principles of Animation.
    • Well versed in Photoshop.
    • Ability to create seamless animation loops.
    • Experience working with approachable art and animation styles.
    • Experience with rigging and animating full-body humanoid characters would be an asset.
    • Adaptable/versatile art style and ability to maintain a consistent look across multiple projects.
* 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.