Daniel Voth is a super nice guy who’s always gone out of his way to say hello to me at events. He’s also a major contributor in the Winnipeg gaming scene. He’s a project manager at Bit Space Development, administrator of IGDA Winnipeg, and co-coordinator of Winnipeg Game Jam.
After talking about how Daniel got to be so involved in the gaming community, we get deep into perception and language and relationships in games, and we answer the question: Can Daniel walk on his hands?
Central Canada Comic Con is just around there corner in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On today’s episode, we’ve got Kailyn Gregorash, COO of River City Conventions, to tell us what kinda way cool stuff they’ve got going on at the RBC Convention Centre this weekend.
Plus, I reveal the opening scene to the Zelda movie (that I made up).
This week’s guest is our dear (returning) friend Albertine Watson. She’s moved on from the PR side of the gaming industry and is now a developer. She’ll also be speaking at the upcoming Pegjam in Winnipeg. This is a particularly good episode for any new or aspiring devs.
Another Winnipeg Game Jam is just around the corner, and Dear Friend Dylan Fries comes by to talk about it. We get into the philosophy and purpose of game jams, and what’s happening with the Winnitron.
You know how, us nerds, when we really love something we kind of feel like we know everything about it and no one else could possibly know more? We’re wrong. We should knock that off.
BUT! BUT!!! Pablo Hidalgo isn’t wrong. Pablo Hidalgo knows more about Star Wars than any of us. It’s his job — officially — as a Lucasfilm creative executive.
Mr. Hidalgo was a guest at the second-ever FanQuest, which just happened in Winnipeg a couple weeks back. I made him answer some very important questions, under threat of bowcaster. Questions like: how do you kill a Jedi?
Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.
Virtual reality + licensed venue you can book with your friends = super happy fun time!
Chris Hall is the owner of The Portal in Winnipeg, which is pretty much exactly the above equation. He’s our guest of Episode 71, and he’s generously offered 20 per cent off for bookings for Super Gamer listeners: just enter “SGP” in when you book time at https://www.theportalwpg.ca.
Get the deets on Ubisoft’s announcement that they’re opening a studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This episode features Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg Darryl Long, and New Media Manitoba’s Louie Ghiz.
Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise, and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, Mayor Brian Bowman, Economic Development Winnipeg president and CEO Dayna Spiring, and Ubisoft Winnipeg managing director Darryl Long (left to right)
Video Games Live kicked off its 14-show, 12-city Canadian tour in Winnipeg, MB on Monday. At the show, I got a chance to speak to VGL creator and performer (and industry icon) Tommy Tallarico. Have a listen, and find out why Mr. Tallarico thinks Beethoven would be a video game composer if he were alive today.
The video includes: the orchestra, led by Bryan Deans, playing Metal Gear Solid; Jason Paige singing the Pokemon theme song (with Tommy Tallarico on guitar); Winnipeg’s own SuperFX playing Halo; and … a box?
(By the way, I can’t seem to sing the Pokemon theme song without switching to the Transformers movie theme. “I know it’s my destiny. Pokemon! Oh, you’re my best friend — FROM THE EVIL UNICROOOON!”)
Cosplay contest (Skull Kid won)
It’s-a them: Mario and Peach
Jason Paige and Tommy Tallarico rocking out to Pokemon