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Gaming Expo coming to Oakville Public Library this weekend

March 23, 2018

Oakville Public Library (OPL) will be hosting a special Gaming Expo in partnership with Sheridan College this Sat., Mar. 24. The expo, which is free to attend, will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library’s Iroquois Ridge Branch.

The library will transform into a temporary arcade as 50 students from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Game Design and Animation program set up and showcase games they’ve developed for their final year project.

Community members will have the opportunity to engage with the students, play their games, and learn more about game design, animation, process and production, as well as Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind program.

Many of the fourth-year students used a combination of psychology, art, and technology concepts to develop games that address and solve business and social issues, such as improving relationships between youth and police officers and measuring the outcomes of post-secondary education.

Attendees will be able to participate in augmented and mixed reality demonstrations, as well as gain more insight into mechanics, level design, programming, narrative, professional development, and project management.

In addition, OPL staff will be running sessions on learning basic game design with Bloxels and iPads for interested customers.

OPL’s Gaming Expo is open to all ages and is a great opportunity for individuals interested in gaming or pursuing a career in game design and animation.

For more information regarding the Gaming Expo and other upcoming programs, please visit www.opl.ca.