Game On 2019 was a 2-day celebration of game design, interactive media and coding in Manitoba and featured over 300 students from grades 4-12 from 26 schools throughout Manitoba. Students joined game jams, coding and design workshops lead by local and national industry leaders. At the end of the 2-day event, students were able to create games, collaborate and even win a few accolades for their critical thinking, teamwork and creativity.
The interactive digital media industry is booming in Manitoba and Sisler’s Interactive Digital Media program is inspiring our children and youth to new career opportunities. Filipino parents have always had the traditional view of their sons and daughters becoming doctors, nurses and lawyers. Professions in new media and the digital workforce will provide career opportunities in animation, game design, mobile app development, virtual and augmented reality.
Game On is possible through the support of education partners – New Media Manitoba, Ubisoft Winnipeg, Vancouver Film School and Winnipeg School Division and corporate partners – RBC FutureLaunch, Geo-Filter/Every Studio and the University of Winnipeg.