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UOIT students gearing up for game design talent showcase April 3 in Toronto

Level Up Showcase 2013 logo
Level Up Showcase 2013 logo

UOIT Game Development and Entrepreneurship students will be among more than 600 attendees at the Level Up Showcase for the province’s diverse video games community on Wednesday, April 3 at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Ontario. The event is co-hosted and organized by faculty from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto and OCAD University.

The third-annual edition of Level Up will turn the spotlight on the most talented students in design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. This event has become synonymous with up-and-coming creative talent, offering an exclusive opportunity for industry professionals and the public to get their hands on playable games from graduating students.

This year’s free event will see a record-breaking 50 team projects across 12 different institutions, including UOIT. Level Up attendees can expect games that use the most current technology and gaming platforms, from PCs to mobile devices and more.

"We're proud to highlight the dynamic graduates entering our evolving games industry," said Steve Engels, Level Up co-organizer. “It’s the only time and place where prospective employers can see our budding talent first-hand under one roof.”

There will also be a competition and a judging panel of industry sponsors including NBC Universal, Microsoft, Big Viking Games, XMG Studio, Zynga and Sennheiser with awards from 3D printing company Anubis presented to the winning teams.

For more information, visit and follow @levelupTO for updates. Attendees can RSVP through Facebook or Eventbrite.  

About Level Up

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Level Up provides a one-stop shop for industry, institutions and students to network, recruit and learn about new technologies and techniques in the gaming industry. With almost a third of all Canadian households owning a gaming system (Essential Facts, 2012, The Entertainment Software Association of Canada) and Canada boasting the third-largest video game industry in the world, Level Up is the top destination to find emerging talent in this exciting field.