Join us for a Game Jam!!

May 25, 2018 | Eric

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**The Game Jam has been postponed until early Fall 2018. Please check back for the most up-to-date information and thank you for your interest!**


Do you like board games? Do you like video games? Do you enjoy Canadian trivia?

Have you ever wanted to help make a game but didn't know where to start? 

Well, look no further!

Trailblazer board game
Trailblazer board game

On Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th, George Brown College School of Design and Toronto Public Library invite you to participate in the TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada Game Jam! This will give you the opportunity to create a video game prototype and no experience is required. 

There are also fun prizes to be had!

Working in small teams led by mentors from the George Brown School of Design, you will develop a video game concept based on the TRAILBLAZER board game, using historical images from Toronto Public Library's Special Collections.

All levels of game design experience are welcome! Whether you're a seasoned coder or just love to play games, it will be a fun learning experience suitable for the whole family. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

Event Details:

Day 1 - Saturday, May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm Lunch is provided courtesy of Panago Pizza!
George Brown College
341 King Street East, Room 515
Toronto, ON
M5A 1L1

Get a crash course in game development, with a keynote talk by a game developer working in the industry. Then work in teams to create your own version of the trivia board game, TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada.

Day 2 - Sunday, May 27 - 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library, Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre
789 Yonge Street (5th Floor)
Toronto, ON
M4W 2G8

Teams will present their video game prototypes to a panel of judges, including Martha Wilder, creator of TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada. Prizes will be awarded in several fun categories.

About the TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada board game:
TRAILBLAZER is a four-player board game that is a fun way for families to spend time together. Produced by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation to raise funds for the world's longest recreational trail, players compete to reach Victoria from St. John's by answering trivia-based questions. Trivia cards have five questions with increasing levels of difficulty, and points are given for the correct answer according to the level chosen. A wide variety of topics are covered in the game including geography, history, flora, fauna and transportation. Adventure and Treasure cards add a bit of the unexpected to the journey and add some "swag" along the way.

Sample Questions:
Who was the first female Governor General of Canada?

Jeanne Sauve
Jeanne Sauve

Which Toronto-born film star acted in silent movies with Charlie Chaplin and married Douglas Fairbanks?

Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

What "Guru of the Global Village" wrote "The medium is the message"? 

Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan

In which year was the NHL formed?
a) 1903 b) 1925 c) 1917


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