Thanks for making the Game Slice 2019 a success!

Over 200 game industry professionals played 40 unique games during the 4th annual Game Slice.

Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019
Game Slice 2019

What is Game Slice?

Back for its fourth year, Game Slice gathers local game industry professionals in order to provide a sneak preview and gather feedback for unreleased games made in the London, Ontario area... and beyond! It's an event made exclusively for game developers, by game developers, that aims to provide constructive feedback to game makers on vertical slices, alpha, betas and release candidates, in a collaborative, exciting and fun atmosphere.


Industry Choice Award

Win an Indie Package for two to Reboot Develop Red 2019 !

The Industry choice award highlights the best game that Game Slice has to offer. This year's winner will be chosen by a panel of Industry Leaders who will play and judge each game. At the end of the night, the winner will be awarded on stage with prizes, trophy and bragging rights!

Reboot Develop Red

Our friends at Reboot have provided us with an extra special prize for the Industry Choice Award this year: an Indie Package for two. You may heard that Reboot Develop in Dubrovik, Croatia this past April was an unforgettable video game conference. Well now there’s a sister conference happening here in Canada, called Reboot Develop Red, at the end of October for 3 days in one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world: the Fairmont Banff Springs.

The Indie Package for two includes:

  • Two all access conference passes (access to all lectures, parties, amazing buffet lunches at Fairmont Banff Springs + coffee breaks during all three conference days)
  • Accommodation for two people, 4 nights with breakfast in twin beds room at one of beautiful lodge hotels in town of Banff next door to the conference venue.
  • One guaranteed optional Indie Expo slot in the expo area.
  • Round-trip trip transportation from Calgary airport to the conference.


The Judges

Andy Berdan
Berdandy Studios
Owner Programmer
Dave Kerr
Big Viking Games
Lead Game Designer
Kim Gibson
Ontario Creates
Program Consultant
Kol Crosbie
Digital Extremes
Level Designer, Voice Actor
Tom Galt
Digital Extremes
Lead Game Designer
Centennial Hall
Friday September 13th, 2019: 4‑9:30 PM

Why playtest unreleased games?

When us game industry professionals get together, we always end up talking about our unannounced projects. Whether it's the highs and lows of the development process, design challenges, first-time user experiences, etc. It always comes down to wanting feedback. All gamedevs know showcasing their game provides valuable feedback from users, but what if those users were fellow industry peers who work across the street?

Game Slice will provide a structured format where your game can be shown behind closed doors, and help shape the future of your game, no matter what stage of development it's in.

Who's invited to playtest?

This is a private event for Corporate Game Studios, Professional Game Developers or Indie Game Developers. If you've launched a game in the past, either at a job or on your own time - you qualify to be on the guest list. Just let us know who you work for or what you've launched.

Game Slice 2018
Game Slice 2018
Game Slice 2018

Joydrop is excited to partner with Tech Alliance as our 2019 Co-Host!

When entrepreneurs need help starting or growing a tech-based business, they turn to TechAlliance. As the Regional Innovation Centre for London and surrounding areas as part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, TechAlliance is the ultimate resource for tech companies at any stage of their growth.

TechAlliance offers services to help start, grow and connect companies in many industries including digital media, the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and clean technology. These services include access to valuable expertise, seed funding, educational programs and workshops, industry-specific events, and a comprehensive membership program.

When you think of turning an idea into a new business, growing an existing tech company, or connecting with the regional tech community, think TechAlliance.

Sponsor deals

For those who have registered, we have exclusive deals with VIA Rail (10% off with code 13980) and the Delta London Armouries. Also, Corporate Imaging Print Centre is offering 25% off printing costs for Game Slice participants using discount code "GameSlice2019" (Dependent on 2-3 day turn around, offer expires September 27th 2019). Use these discounts for a hotel, a comfortable train ride to London, or your printing needs.

Event Host

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Partners

Door Prizes

Forest City Comicon
Imagine Cinemas
Laser Quest
LA Mood Comics & Games
Uber Cool Stuff
Heroes Comics
Neo Tokyo
City Lights Bookshop
The Church Key Bistro-Pub
Milos Pub
Downtown London
Social Bowl
Grand Theatre
The Works
The Game Chamber

Interested in sponsoring? Email us for info!