Game OnMarch 31 | Posted by John Geoffrey | Community Tags: community, ea canada, ea sports, games development, gaming, igda, Scotland, vancouver
I was at the EA Burnaby offices on Monday last for the relaunch of IGDA Vancouver. It was a great opportunity to get to actually chat with some of the game developers from around Vancouver. After hearing Kelly Zmak talking to everyone at Global Game Jam Vancouver in an inspirational way it was refreshing hearing the man talk about what’s closest to his heart, the games development community. Everyone that spoke was very passionate about what they had to say and all I can say is that it is looking very promising for games development in Vancouver, from AAA titles to Facebook games, everyone was represented and shared many of the same thoughts and ideas.
Whilst I’m on the topic, the EA campus in Burnaby is HUGE and COOL. I was in such awe at how cool the place was that I totally forgot to take any photos (hence the stock photo of the campus from above). It’s amazing what games can pay for.
As I was in at the re-launch of IGDA Vancouver I got word that IGDA Scotland are trying to restart again. It’s looking like that with the game development environment changing in such radical ways the community does really want to help everyone out and help everyone grow together. So if you’re in Scotland, check them out and help out as much as you can.