Schedule At-A-Glance

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Friday, October 17 (Industry Day)

INTERACTIVE & GAMES CONFERENCE — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Calling all game developers, interactive designers, digital creatives, and artists!

Exploring the intersection between interactivity, games, and culture with informative talks. This year includes presentations from organizations like the Royal Ontario Museum, Sony, Microsoft, George Brown, and game studios like Ubisoft Montreal, XMG, and Uken on the future of interactive and games media. Passes start at $125.

Saturday, October 18 (Pop-Up Arcade)

GAMERCAMP POP-UP ARCADE — 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

It’s time to bring the arcade back!

The Pop-Up Arcade is an inclusive, family-friendly event that acts as a love letter to anyone who enjoys games from ages 5 to 85. Gamercamp again transforms Hotel Ocho into a massive arcade for the weekend filling four floors (yes, including the rooms and suites) with games! With over 40 games from across the world, including new and exciting titles from Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, you’re bound to find a new favourite.

Plus, our 2014 games collection brings some of the most interesting and innovative games to Toronto, many for the first time. Defeat space monsters using the power of the fist bump, watch a magical light show in a tent, transport into your favourite 1990s action film as you try to defuse a virtual bomb.

There are two sessions: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. To get the most out of your day, grab our Deluxe Admission, which includes a delicious gourmet buffet meal and a one-hour head-start in the Arcade! Attendees with Deluxe passes start their adventure at either 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Passes start at just $15.

GAMERCAMP NIGHT ARCADE (19+) — 8:00 PM

Enjoy everything the Pop-Up Arcade has to offer, but in our special Night Arcade for grown-ups only! It’s a great way to enjoy our arcade, where along with over 40 games from around the world, we’re serving up delicious food, a fine selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits, and music.

Spend the night with friends trying out new games for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4; in addition, check out our 2014 games collection, which brings some of the most interesting and innovative games to Toronto, many for the first time. Defeat space monsters using the power of the fist bump, watch a magical light show in a tent, transport into your favourite 1990s action film as you try to defuse a virtual bomb.

With your $30 pass, you’ll receive dinner, a drink ticket, and access to all the games. Get 3 friends to join you and save over $20!

Sunday, October 19 (Pop-Up Arcade)

GAMERCAMP POP-UP ARCADE — 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

It’s time to bring the arcade back!

The Pop-Up Arcade is an inclusive, family-friendly event that acts as a love letter to anyone who enjoys games from ages 5 to 85. Gamercamp again transforms Hotel Ocho into a massive arcade for the weekend filling four floors (yes, including the rooms and suites) with games! With over 40 games from across the world, including new and exciting titles from Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, you’re bound to find a new favourite.

Plus, our 2014 games collection brings some of the most interesting and innovative games to Toronto, many for the first time. Defeat space monsters using the power of the fist bump, watch a magical light show in a tent, transport into your favourite 1990s action film as you try to defuse a virtual bomb.

There are two sessions: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. To get the most out of your day, grab our Deluxe Admission, which includes a delicious gourmet buffet meal and a one-hour head-start in the Arcade! Attendees with Deluxe passes start their adventure at either 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Passes start at just $15.

RETRO GAMES TRIVIA NIGHT — 8:00 PM (FREE)

Come join us for a fun night of trivia at Ocho, where special guest Terrance Balazo will be our quizmaster to help test your retro videogame knowledge. 

Do you remember the most popular marketing slogan for the Sega Genesis? Who was the founder of Chuck E Cheese? (And bonus, what major videogame studio did he also found?) Was there ever a Spice Girls-themed game? 

It’s totally free, and includes refreshments and snacks. You can play solo or in teams for some awesome prizes! So, come on out and enjoy some trivia. :)

The answers are “Welcome To The Next Level,” Nolan Bushnell of Atari, and duh of course Spice World. (It was terrible.)