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Alec Holowka

Game Developer in Winnipeg

Cozy Game Design

PRESENTED ON FEB 22, 2018
IN WINNIPEG @ VOL 33

Alec Holowka lives in the Exchange District of Winnipeg and makes video games with his friends. It's most definitely safe to say he’s living the life. 

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Game Making Across the Spectrum

BY DANNY PARKER
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Danny Parker has been making his own games since childhood. In this presentation he walks us through his video gaming journey, encouraging us to make more games ourselves. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2013.

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Anita C‘s Art & Life Method

BY ANITA CHANG
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Anita C moved to earth 5 years ago. Now she is an artist, and also works in PR for a lighting design company. In this presentation, we are introduced to a few of Anita's recent works, as well as upcoming projects. She also introduce the Cytus project, an app music game made by the Taiwanese game company Rayark.

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"Go"dly Nerdism in the Game Go

BY IGNATIUS CHIN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

What does the Go Father of Brunei have to say? Well, Go, obviously! To Ignatius Chin, playing the strategy board game Go is not just some pasttime activity but a highly addictive game that carries its ancient origins and unites people (especially nerds and other lifeforms) together. Listen as he opens your eyes to the magic that is Go.

This was "Presentation on the Day" on July 29th, 2015.

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Evolution of Love and Sexuality in Games

BY HANNAH BEUGER
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 24, 2015

Hannah Beuger is student game design en deed onderzoek naar de ontwikkeling van sexualiteit in games. Ze laat zien hoe dit vanaf 1979 tot nu ontwikkelde.

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

BY KATIE BOYER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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Keeping your Head & Heart in the Game

BY MALARY CLOKE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

In house designer Malary Cloke believes it’s important to keep your creative fires burning. 

She shares her how she incorporates her minimalist style to keep the University of Saskatchewan marketing materials fresh. She uses her freelance projects to sharpen her skills and bring that knowledge back to her day job, (and vice versa) leading to new exciting projects.

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Innovating through Play

BY VINCE SIU
@ VOL 28 ON MAR 01, 2019

Vince Siu, founder of Press Start Hong Kong, shares his views on how some popular board games hinder peoples' interactions and how a well-designed game can inspire innovative mind and educate children in playful ways.

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From Visual Artist to Visual Designer

BY MAHAM MASOOD
@ VOL 7 ON APR 27, 2019

Maham Masood talks about her work as an artist and her transition into becoming a graphic designer. She showcases her major works and how they have been influential in her journey to becoming the graphic designer she is today.

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Accidently in Design

BY DAANISH QURESHI
@ VOL 7 ON APR 27, 2019

In his presentation, Daanish Qureshi shares how he stumbled into becoming a graphic designer rather than a “games designer” as he always wanted. He shares the ups and downs and how he’s now closer than ever to achieving his goal of designing games.