Vancouver Film School unveils new Indie Arcade website featuring video games designed by students

No quarters required — more than 200 retail-ready games created in VFS’s acclaimed Game Design program are available for free play online

Announcement Highlights:

  • New VFS Indie Arcade website lets you play the latest games produced by the VFS Game Design program.
  • More than 200 releases from the past decade are available; including the latest titles presented at VFS industry showcases Pitch + Play this year.
  • These retail-ready games were made in collaboration with Programming and Sound Design students, using the Unity and Unreal engines.
  • Action-adventure platformers, stealth puzzlers, multiplayer fighters, and first-person shooters: play them all for free in the VFS Indie Arcade.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) November 7, 2019 — Vancouver Film School is proud to reveal its new Indie Arcade website, where anyone can play the latest games created by students in VFS’s award-winning one-year Game Design program.

First introduced in 2012, VFS’s Indie Arcade now features more than 200 full titles, including all new games that premiered at this year’s Pitch + Play events. Hosted by EP Daily’s Emmy- and Telly-winning host Victor Lucas, Pitch + Play is VFS’s exclusive industry showcase for graduating Game Design students, where they reveal their work to a select group of video game professionals.

Visit community.vfs.com/arcade to check out the new website, try out these unique games, and support their talented creators. New content will be made available every three months.

No quarters required.

“VFS’s Indie Arcade shows the very best of our student games,” said Christopher Mitchell, VFS’s Head of the School of Creative Technologies. “At VFS, we make everything: VR games, mobile games, couch co-op games — the Indie Arcade is the centrepiece of a student’s portfolio.”

 

About VFS Game Design

Vancouver Film School’s Game Design program is at the heart of the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. In the first half of 2019 alone, VFS alumni were credited on six of the top 10 best-selling video games worldwide including Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts III, and Red Dead Redemption 2, in a global industry estimated to be worth more than US$300 billion by 2025.

 


 

About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, VFS revolutionized entertainment arts education with the introduction of the world’s first one-year intensive film production diploma program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering acclaimed and award-winning one-year diploma programs in 3D animation, film, TV, programming, video game, motion and interactive design. For the past 30 years, VFS has been devoted to delivering the highest quality education, and developing the next generation of leaders in the entertainment and creative media industries.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Christopher Ian Bennett,
Executive Producer & Head of Marketing
Vancouver Film School
cbennett@vfs.com
www.VFS.edu

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