The Great Canadian Appathon!

It’s almost time for this year’s Great Canadian Appathon! Run this year by the game company XMG Studios, the event spans the weekend of September 28th to 30th. It’s a game jam and contest that takes place simultaneously across every university campus in Canada, where students work in teams to create an app or game for a $25,000 prize.

Last year University of Toronto students participated in the Appathon, a huge and important event for student programmers and developers in the city. This year the university is aiming to make a bigger splash, by getting more involved and sending more participants to support the event!

To participate, you must be a student at a Canadian post-secondary institution, and cannot work from home but instead at the designated physical location for your school. The Teams can have a maximum of four members from any field; art, music, code, design, or any other. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in game development early in the school year, with incredible prizes on the line!

Check out the event’s website for all the details!
If you’re looking for a team, check out the official Appathon Facebook page, the utGDDC facebook page, or the utGDDC forums. Good luck everyone!

– Jessica