Sherbrooke Video Game Week will soon be back for a 3rd edition!

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The 3rd edition of Sherbrooke Video Game Week is back, highlighting Sherbrooke’s dynamic ecosystem in the booming field of video games and techno-creative arts. Organized by Sherbrooke Innopole, in partnership withLa Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec, this week of festivities from March 15 to 24, 2024 celebrates the continued development of this sector.

Young local studios have made their debut, with demos and launches of games like Misstic Studio’s Sunrise’s Order in 2023 and Lucid Dreams Studio’s highly anticipated BIOMORPH in March 2024. In addition, the training offer has expanded with the opening of the new campus of the NAD-UQAC School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design in the heart of Sherbrooke.

The program of this edition is rich in varied events aimed at students, professionals, creators, video game enthusiasts and the general public. Marc-Henri Faure of Sherbrooke Innopole highlights the diversity and abundance of activities on offer, as well as the presence of renowned speakers, testifying to the enthusiasm and pride of local actors in hosting this Week. This reflects the effervescence and growing notoriety of the video game community in Sherbrooke, thus strengthening the city’s position on the Quebec scene and beyond.

Aperitif games Sherbrooke Shared Screen
Aperitif games Sherbrooke Shared Screen

What can you find there?

Sherbrooke Video Game Week2024 is full of varied activities for all enthusiasts. Conferences, open houses, playtest evenings, outreach sessions and many other events will provide attendees with many opportunities for discovery, entertainment and networking. The kick-off will be the Game Jam Sherbrooke, a 48-hour hackathon where participants will create games from scratch. The Sherbogue playtest evening will allow video game enthusiasts to explore titles in development by several Quebec studios in a friendly atmosphere.

Three conferences will address topics such as the latest technologies, tricks of the trade and entrepreneurship in the field of video games, thus addressing programmers, creators and game enthusiasts. Speakers such as Red Barrels and IVADO Institute will discuss topics ranging from horror games to the impact of artificial intelligence on different industries. Events such as the Apéros jeux Sherbrooke and conferences organized by NAD-UQAC School and Bishop’s University will also enrich the program.

ICI Radio-Canada Première’s Les années lumière will record a Bar des sciences on video games in collaboration with Bistro Brain in Sherbrooke. Initiatives such as the Café Scientifique on Screens and Sleep and the SYNTHÈSE – Pôle Image Québec meetings with students will allow for exchanges on a variety of subjects.

Ubisoft Sherbrooke’s open house will be a unique opportunity to discover the studio and its team. La Console qui Console will organize its 10th weekend of fun activities, both face-to-face and online, for the benefit of Leucan Estrie and the CHAS (Centre Hébergement Alternatif de Sherbrooke).

Please consult the detailed program of Sherbrooke Video Game Week here.

For more information about the event, visit .

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Game Jam Sherbrooke Shared Screen

About Sherbrooke Innopole

Sherbrooke Innopole is an economic development organization that works in partnership with the City of Sherbrooke to stimulate business growth in various key sectors such as manufacturing, quantum and information technologies, clean technologies, life sciences and micro-nanotechnologies. Its objective is to accelerate the economic development of the region by promoting innovation and creating an attractive business environment. Funded primarily by the City of Sherbrooke through the Economic Development Coordination Office, you can learn more about their initiatives on .

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