Online gaming is regarded as one of the top industries in Canada and therefore it is taken seriously by its youth. There are many online gaming studios in Canada which make sure that state of the art games is developed to lure the users. The Entertainment Software Association is the unofficial governing body of such video games in Canada. The staggering $3 billion contributions to the total Canadian GDP the gaming industry has just started. Toronto is the capital and largest city of Canada and it can also be called as the gaming capital of the country. Some of the most important gaming events which take place in the city are as follows:
Fan Expo Canada
This gaming event needs no intro as it is the largest gaming event which takes place in the country. Gamers present their latest developments and large organizations bid for what they like. Metro Toronto Convention Center is the place where it is held each year. The games of every genre are presented here and therefore it is regarded one of the richest online gaming events of the city. It was started as comic book presentation ceremony. About 129000 people attend this awesome event each year to quench their online gaming thirst.
Different Games Toronto
It is one of the very few gaming events which sell tickets online and also attract people through Facebook events. The Indie game circuit of Canada joins hands with the organizers to make this event a success each year it is held. Emerging companies and gamers are invited so that they get all the exposure they need. There is some outstanding stuff which has evolved into this platform. It is, therefore, one of the best platforms for the gamers to show their talent and present ideas. For the last 4 years, this awesome event has made sure that the best outcome in terms of online gaming is generated.
Annual Toronto Game Jam
The planning stages of different games are not only discussed but new ideas are also added by collaborating with others. It is one of the platforms which help the new game developers to take their knowledge a step forward. This gaming con also allows the gamers to discuss ideas to make online gaming safe and secure. The social effects of online gaming are also discussed. Each year before the event is organized the organizers, first of all, send a tweet from their official account. The players should, therefore, follow the account and keep an eye on the updates.
TCAF Drink n Draw
This event takes place each year by TCAF at The Pilot Tavern and the best part is that it is free to attend. The other best part is that the main aim of this online gaming event is to allow people to socialize. The event makes sure that the players share their social contacts with each other. These social media accounts and contacts lay the foundation of development which helps each other. This event also makes sure that the role of paper and pencil never dies in game development.