Game Design Expo this weekend

by Rob Lewis

The fourth annual Game Design Expo  is taking place this upcoming weekend in Vancouver. The popular event for video game industry professionals and gamers promises to tackle the most pressing challenges and trends in the game industry now and for the future, and features some of the industry luminaries that are responsible for today’s most innovative games.

Hosted by the Vancouver Film School (VFS), Game Design Expo begins with Industry Speaker Day on Saturday, April 10th. This year’s speakers include Armando Troisi, Lead Cinematic Designer on BioWare’s runaway hit Mass Effect 2, to discuss the game’s groundbreaking approach to interactive narrative, and United Front Games’ William Ho, who will explore user-generated content through the lens of the highly-anticipated PS3 title ModNation Racers. Tickets to Industry Speaker Day are on sale now for $75 and available online. 

On Sunday, April 11th, VFS will throw open the doors to its acclaimed one-year Game Design program for a free, day-long Open House. Sunday’s event offers a hands-on look at the program, providing visitors with the opportunity to test-drive student- and alumni-created games, take sample classes, and meet faculty and students.

Because space is limited, anyone interested in attending the Open House is strongly encouraged to register now, before it fills to capacity.

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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