Something that has been bothering us for a while now is the hidden, or lack-there-of game dev scene here in Barrie, Ontario. This is our hometown, where all our team resides and yet, after all these years, the scene seems non existent. Recently we discovered other local game developers in town, or people who are interested in game development in general, yet we have nothing to bring us together. We want to fix this. The Toronto game dev scene is thriving with many groups and game jams, why can we not have the same effort in a large city like Barrie.
This is the first start of our effort. We’re starting with a Facebook group to help spread the word locally. If you live in Barrie, Ontario or surrounding area and love to make games or even want to learn, we would love for you to join, simply follow the link below!
We want create a social hub for local developers (be it pro or novice) and hopefully plan future meet-ups and events. This is a starting effort and we hope we can shed some light on a great community.