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Hey everyone! You may recall that I recently posted about Oculus' Mobile VR Jam. We have some good news for anyone who has signed up to participate: Oculus has sent our group a Samsung Gear VR kit to develop on! If you're signed up with a jam team and would like to borrow the hardware, than please contact me and we can arrange for a hand-off.
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It's that time again! Please complete our annual member survey and have your say about the future of LevelUp - IGDA Victoria. We'll be discussing the results at the Main Event for May, so make sure you fill it out before then!
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Hi!!! If you are looking for #music  and #sfx  for video games, please visit us at musicurapp.com 
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Global Game Jam is coming up fast! This year we're at VIATeC's shiny new Fort Tectoria space. Register now on the Victoria Global Game Jam website and don't forget to reserve a ticket via eventbrite. See you there!
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Local studios make the news again! Congrats to Metalhead Software, Codename Entertainment, GameHouse Canada, and Tiny Mob Games for their recent game releases.
By the end of this year, Victoria-based studios will launch seven new video games — a sign the high-value sector is growing rapidly within the capital region’s high tech industry. “There are a . . .
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That's right, Graham Stark from LoadingReadyRun will be dropping by for some assorted chit-chat. RSVP today!
This is a reminder of our monthly meeting for October taking place on Monday, October 6th. This month’s feature guest is Graham Stark from LoadingReadyRun! Graham is the co-founder of LoadingReadyR...
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Of interest to all developers in the Victoria and Vancouver Island area!

Chartboost Connect is coming to Vancouver and they're hosting a bootcamp with particular emphasis on indie mobile game developers.
Super Awesome Keynote: Alexandre Mandryka

Don't miss it!
Eventbrite - Chartboost & IGDA presents Chartboost Connect Vancouver - Saturday, August 9, 2014 at The Anza Club, Vancouver, BC. Find event and ticket information.
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Heads up! Paul Hill has invited our members to a tech talk being held at KIXEYE that you may be interested in. It's taking place on June 5th in concert with the Vancouver Island Java User Group June meeting.

From the description: "We will be talking about using statsd and graphite to measure and chart ALL THE THINGS!!! And how that allows us to ship to production a dozen times in a day while keeping a close eye on the real-time behaviour of our systems. Open to all data nerds. No Java required"
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Hey all. I'm putting together a talk: What is the IGDA and why should you care? If anyone has any questions about the IGDA that they want answered, send them along and I'll try to include them in my presentation.
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Getting tired of work on this lovely, sunny Friday? Why not take a break and fill out our survey?
Every year around this time, we at LevelUp - IGDA Victoria headquarters start thinking about all the great times we had during the last year. I mean, last year was pretty stellar: OrcaJam was bigge...
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Don't forget: the February Main Event is tonight. +Scott Drader will be giving a "pre-mortem" on the upcoming BigFly Baseball. And then you can check out some of the results of the Victoria Global Game Jam. Game on!
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LevelUp - IGDA Victoria is a group designed to keep the local Game Design community in touch with each other, share resources, and learn from each other's experience & knowledge. Programmer? Artist? Writer? Sound Technician? Experienced? New? Work alone? As part of a team? It doesn't matter - we are all equals here. Come on down and make some new friends! While we do focus on Video Game Design, we recognize that all games - physical, sports, card, board, etc. - all have valuable and intriguing aspects, and we don't turn anyone away! We are the official Victoria BC Chapter of the International Game Developers Association. For more about the IGDA check out www.igda.org. (And yes, we have an Anti-Harassment Policy)

Chris Tihor
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Join us on April 6th for the triumphant return of Scott Drader​ of Metalhead Software​ and his "mid-mortem" talk about Super Mega Baseball​!
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Don't forget: Monday night is when our February meeting is happening. This month we're having another Show and Tell night. Come join us and check out some of the games and stories from last weekend's Global Game Jam and bring along any projects you'd like to share. Don't worry, we won't bite! ;)
This month's featured presenter is: A Calvacade of Guest Stars This month we're having another one of our popular, periodic show & tell nights. have a project that you'd like some feedback on? Bring it along and share with our friendly group of professional, indie, and hobbyist game creators to get some valuable advice and suggestions. All are welcome! And this time we'll be featuring some projects from last week's Global Game Jam. You won't want...
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Thinking of doing ‪#‎ludumdare‬ this weekend? Why not join up with other devs IRL at Fort Tectoria?
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Don't forget to sign up for our Xmas Party. Board games for everyone! There may even be candy.
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Kate Edwards, IGDA's Executive Director, participated in a segment on the CBC Radio show "The Current" about women in the game industry. The show was broadcast this morning. The recording can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/09/10/half-of-all-video-game-players-are-women-yet-only-ten-per-cent-of-all-designers-are-women-time-to-br/
Women over 18 now represent more gamers than boys under 18 years of age. But in the futuristic game design
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Hey gang! Our monthly meeting for August is on Monday evening. We don't have a presentation scheduled for this one, but there may be some chit-chat about upcoming events like Orca Jam and the Video Game Start-up Boot Camp. Join us for some lazy summer fun!
This month's featured presenter is: Nobody! What with planning for the upcoming Orca Jam and the Video Game Start-up Boot Camp, not to mention the beautiful summer weather, we have neglected to line up a speaker for this meeting. But that's okay! We'll hang out on this sunny summer evening, discuss some of these approaching events, and enjoy each other's company. We have a private room with a projector and a ton of space. Show off your current pr...
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Announcing the June Monthly Meeting with Clive Gorman on June 2nd at Swans. Hope to see you all there! 
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Time's running out on our annual survey. Have your say if you haven't already. It's ends on Tuesday!
Every year around this time, we at LevelUp - IGDA Victoria headquarters start thinking about all the great times we had during the last year. I mean, last year was pretty stellar: OrcaJam was bigge...
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LevelUp - IGDA Victoria is your group. Here's your chance to tell us what you want it to become this year.
Every year around this time, we at LevelUp - IGDA Victoria headquarters start thinking about all the great times we had during the last year. I mean, last year was pretty stellar: OrcaJam was bigge...
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