Alex Quick, Colour Coded (Winner)
Rita Davies, City of Toronto
John Josephson, Colour Coded (Winner)
Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft Canada
Marc Saltzman, Media Personality
Blake Lewin, Turner Broadcasting
Vikas Gupta, Transgaming Technologies
Vortex launches its 6th year!
We are finalising incredible speakers for Vortex 2010. Check out our amazing Vortex 2009 speakers.
Take your videogame concept & prototype to the next level! Learn the steps to create, produce, protect and commercialize your idea at the Vortex Boot Camp, then pitch to top industry experts at the Vortex Game Competition.
“The Vortex Competition has demonstrated the outstanding calibre of talent for the electronic entertainment industry within Ontario. This competition has raised the profile of Ontario video game companies and has cast a spotlight on the young emerging stars of tomorrow… My compliments to the organizers who have done a great job of highlighting the importance of this industry and the influence it has on the world.”
CEO & President
December 16, 2009
A recent article in Read Write Web states that one of MySQL’s founders, Monty Widenius, is asking people to help ensure the open-source future of the popular database (after being purchased by Oracle earlier this year) by writing the European Commission (the U.S. Department of Justice has already approved the deal). MySQL offers a low/no-cost database solution that’s relavent to small scale and indie game development.
November 6, 2009
November 4, 2009
Lots of great information and engaging presentations at the 2009 Game Boot Camp! Hopefully the Competition entrants found it helpful, since up next are the judging sessions, and then the finals on Thursday… best of luck!
We’d also like to extend a special thanks to all the speakers for both their time and willingness to share their wealth of experience.
October 23, 2009
October 22, 2009
Vortex is pleased to welcome both Ubisoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers as generous sponsors for the Vortex Game Competition 2009.
As you may know, Ubisoft is currently working on opening a new AAA development studio in Toronto – check out Ubisoft’s Employee #1 page on Facebook to see what they’re up to in Toronto, and get the latest on what they’re planning for the new studio.
Vortex is pleased to welcome Yummy Interactive as our latest sponsor. Yummy Interactive will add the winner’s finished PC Game product to its subscription service network reaching 15million broadband subscribers worldwide and other marketing and distribution support.