TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada Game Jam

TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada Game Jam

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St. George & College
Toronto, Ontario
All Ages

Create a video game prototype--no experience required!
Working in small teams led by mentors from the George Brown School of Design, you’ll develop a video game concept based on the TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada board game, using historical images from the 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 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun prizes to be won!

Day 1 – Saturday, September 29 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 on the trivia board game, TRAILBLAZER: Rediscovering Canada.

Day 2 – Sunday, September 30 - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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.

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