“Us and the Game Industry” Higher Learning Event at TIFF

Friday, February 21 from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Bell Lightbox: Sheridan is sponsoring a Higher Learning event, Us and The Game Industry

Secondary students and faculty are invited to join game developer Douglas Wilson for a screening of Us and the Game Industry, a feature documentary from director Stephanie Beth investigating design principles with contemporary computer game developers. Those profiled in the film include: Douglas Wilson of Die Gute Fabrik (Johann Sebastian Joust, Mutazione); Jenova Chen, John Edwards and Robin Hunicke of thatgamecompany (Journey); Jason Rohrer (The Castle Doctrine); Alexander Bruce (Antichamber); and Zach Gage (SpellTower).

Douglas Wilson is co-owner of Die Gute Fabrik, a small game studio based in Copenhagen and New York City. Doug has developed a number of physical and installation games including Johann Sebastian Joust, which received the Innovation Award at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards. He is currently producing two commercial games projects, Sportsfriends and Mutazione.

Stephanie Beth is an independent documentary producer and director for Common Dreams Ltd. With decades of involvement with documentary production and teaching with and about media, she has sustained an ethnographic interest in the human condition in the modern and then contemporary world. Her films include Us and the Game Industry (2013), In Joy (1980), and I Want to be Joan (1977).

HOW TO OBTAIN TICKETS TO THE GUEST SPEAKER EVENTS:

University and college students

Same day ticket availability: Tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served, basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Students must show valid college or university cards for admittance.
Faculty members and administrators

Advance bookings: Faculty members and administrators can reserve blocks of tickets for their classes, 30 tickets per professor. Please send your request to hlf@tiff.net, putting the name of the specific event in the subject heading.

Same day ticket availability: The remaining tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Faculty and administrators must show college or university faculty/staff cards for admittance.
Members of the game development community who would like to attend, but are not a faculty member or student, are encouraged to email hlf@tiff.net to inquire about booking a ticket.

This event is being sponsored by Sheridan College.

To learn more about Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Game Design program, click here.

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