Press A To Start

Are you interested in pursuing a career in game development, but not sure where or how to start?

We are excited to present the second annual “Press A to Start” panel, which will feature industry guests from across different disciplines, roles, and levels of development in Edmonton. Throughout the panel they’ll be sharing the wealth of experience and advice that they’ve accumulated throughout their careers to help you get started!

Last Years Speakers

Jon Renish

Lead Programmer – Bioware

Trent Oster

CEO – Beamdog

Logan Foster

Artist (Max Gaming Studios) / Instructor (Edmonton Digital Arts College)

Sarah Mainwaring

Lead Programmer – Serious Labs

Leif Oleson-cormack

Lead Narrative Designer – XGen Studios

Erik Johnson

President – Infinite Monkeys Entertainment

Aaryn Flynn

Independent Developer

Jeremie Voillot

Director of Audio – Bioware

Are you curious about the wider game development community and what they have to offer?

After the panel, please join us for a night of networking and mingling as we enjoy food, drinks, and games! Chat over tasty appetizers, get to know your peers over drinks, or settle down and play some fun board and card games in our games room with people who love games just as much as you do!

Join Us!

Join us for a night of celebration and community-building! Tickets will be available on Eventbrite. 

Don’t forget to follow #PressA and @macewangamedev for news and updates!

Are you a student with game and game-related projects to show off? Are you a stakeholder in the industry interested in seeing what’s going on in the post-secondary sphere?

We are happy to host our student showcase, where talented and dedicated students will be demoing their work to the public and gathering feedback! Come support our up-and-coming developers as our community grows!

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