JUNE 8, 2021
Join the game developers community and learn from the industry experts
PC/Console Game Developer Day Canada

The event will gather developers from Canada who make their games for PC and console.
About us
The event will gather developers from Canada who make their games for PC and console. Attendees will be able to showcase their projects and meet distributors, publishers, and investors. It can be a starting point for those game developers who are just discovering the PC and console platforms. For experienced companies, it's a great way to find new business opportunities, establish new partnerships, and share expertise with the industry.

The event also includes super focused talks to be held by the experts of the industry. Besides, participants will also be able to meet each other personally using the meeting system with in-built chats and video calls.

The PC/Console Game Developer Day Canada will take place on the WN Hub - the game industry communication platform that unites over 25,000 professionals.


The participation is free!
SPEAKERS
If you'd like to become a speaker, please submit this form!
XDC DEVELOPER CONTEST
DO YOU HAVE PC or CONSOLE GAME THAT DESERVES RECOGNITION?
APPLY FOR THE CONTEST AND WIN NUMEROUS PRIZES FROM OUR PARTNERS!


Applications are accepted before before June 3, 2021.
Your studio must be based in Canada
Prizes for all participants and grants for best game
$150,000
XSOLLA PROVIDES A LIST OF VARIOUS MONETARY PRIZES FOR 70,000 USD AND 80,000 USD IN SERVICES COMBINED:
All 1/2 finalists of XDC-WN-DevDay will receive:

  • a grant of a 500 USD credit line from Xsolla Partner Network for covering expenses while working with influencers and affiliate-networks by revenue share model.
  • an invitation to Xsolla Diamond Club - a collective of the industry-only professionals organized as a networking club, providing various perks and features, as long as hosting regular events and speaker's sessions for its members.

All finalists will receive a free package of Xsolla's core services*.
A winner in the nomination of "Best Game by Xsolla's Choice" will receive:
  • Monetary prize in amount of 10,000 USD;
  • Soft-commitment from Xsolla Funding Club to co-invest in the game in the amount 20% of the budget requested in funding application (where there is another investor and not more than 250K USD);
  • Featuring the investment application in the Xsolla Funding Club;
  • Advisor's help with finding investments and structuring the investment deal;
  • A free package of Xsolla's core services*.

2 secret nominations from Xsolla:

  1. A special prize for 1 (one) game by Xsolla's choice will get
    • a grant with a 2,000 USD credit line from Xsolla Partner Network for covering expenses while working with influencers and affiliate-networks by revenue share model
    • a free package of Xsolla's core services*
  2. Another 2 (two) games by Xsolla's choice will receive:
    • A free setup, launch and following management of Twitch Drops campaigns via Xsolla Partner Network for a period of 1 month;
    • A free package of Xsolla's core services*
Xsolla's Core Services*:
  • Free usage of Xsolla Login and Xsolla Launcher products for the periods of Friends & Family and Alpha-tests (a limit of 100 MAU, build size of 25GB and traffic of 25TB max total applied);
  • Free custom design mock-ups for Xsolla Launcher, Xsolla Login, landing pages and game forum built on the Xsolla Site Builder and partnership programs for video bloggers (w/out following design integration and program set-up);
  • Setup and launch of pre-orders campaigns or any other monetization stage while using Xsolla Site Builder;
  • Free setup and launch Xsolla In-Game Store for games with cross-platform player inventory connected with free inventory storage provided by Xsolla (limit of 10K MAU applied);
  • A complimentary 6-month subscription for 80 Level RFP service;
  • An interview with development team on the 80.lv media outlet;
  • An invitation to Xsolla Funding Club for finding investments for a game;
  • And expertise help with game pitch preparation for the investments showcases.

Program
Montreal Time Zone (GMT-4)
Tuesday, June 8
10:00 - 10:30
Canada's Indie Scene, Opportunities, and Pitfalls
Pierre Moisan, Senior Advisor New Media, CEIM
Having spent more than 25 years in the industry, Pierre Moisan will put trends in perspective and analyze the state of the industry and the challenges it will face in a post-pandemic world.
- Interview by Oleg Nesterenko, Managing Editor, Game World Observer
10:40 - 11:10
How to Prepare a Pitch to Investors
John Nguyen, Senior Business Development Manager, Xsolla Canada
What are the essential ingredients that are required to make a successful pitch to investors?
Having been both a developer and entrepreneur raising money from multiple sources as well as
having been a publisher, John has unique insights on pitching games.
11:20 - 11:50
In Search of the Ideal Partnership: How to Find a Game Deal
Julia Kenny, Content & Partnerships Manager, SEGA
Finding the right partnership to develop your project is essential for your game to move from the prototype to become a released title. Julia will talk about funding options available to independent studios and will give tips on how to strategically approach partners to impress and attract success.
12:00 - 12:30
Game AI 4 N00bz
Stéphanie Bouchard, CEO, Stockholm Syndrome.AI
This talk is an intro to some of the basic game AI pipeline components and how Game Designers assemble and adjust them to give the look and feel the game vision requires.
12:40 - 13:10
What I Mean When I Say We're Looking for Magic
Johan Toresson, Chief Say That Again Officer, Raw Fury
One of the most common things people ask me is "What is Raw Fury looking for right now?", and one of the things I think confuses people the most when speaking to me is me answering "We're looking for magic". SO, let's dive into it and see if we can't figure out how to define magic in a better way. We may only have 20 minutes, but I'm a motor mouth with auto-toggled rapid fire and this is now considered a live fire exercise. Keep your heads down, prep questions for the Q&A and pray we make it out the other side.
13:20 - 13:50
FAQ: China for Indie Game Developers
Luis Wong, Overseas Operations Manager, Indienova
In this session you will get an overlook of the opportunities and challenges when releasing your game for the Chinese audience. You will learn about specific rules, tips and examples of games that had a successful launch in China.
14:00 - 14:30
XDC DEVELOPER CONTEST - Results
The winners will be announced! Prizes for all participants and grants for best game - $150,000 by Xsolla
14:30 - 18:00
Meetings and Networking!
Game Developer Day Canada
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Registration
Join the game developers community and learn from the industry experts
Contacts
Got questions? Please let us know!
For any questions including payments issues
or suggestions please contact us at
welcome@wn.media
MARIA REMARQUE
Questions regarding media partnership, press accreditation or any collaborations
LYUBA BORODULINA
General inquiries regarding sponsorship, Dev Expo & Contest
E-mail: lyuba@wn.media
Telegram: lu_bash
Contacts
Got questions? Please let us know!
For any questions including payments issues
or suggestions please contact us at
welcome@wn.media
MARIA REMARQUE
Questions regarding media partnership, press accreditation or any collaborations
LYUBA BORODULINA
General inquiries regarding sponsorship, Dev Expo & Contest
E-mail: lyuba@wn.media
Telegram: lu_bash
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