Happening in-person for the first time in two years at Dark Slope’s Toronto office, attendees will hear from Epic Games and Pixomondo on Unreal Engine 5 and virtual production.

27 MAY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, is hosting the 15th Unreal Engine and Friends Toronto meetup next week on 31 May 2022 from 7:00pm. Taking place in-person for the first time in two years at Dark Slope’s Toronto headquarters, the meetup will see speakers from Epic Games and Pixomondo showcasing the monumental leaps in virtual production being enabled by Unreal Engine 5.

Hosted in Dark Slope’s office located on Sterling Road, the Unreal Engine and Friends meetup will offer opportunities for those in virtual production and gaming professionals in the Toronto area to connect and share their work with industry. Across two hours, attendees will gain insight into the capabilities of virtual production’s applications in entertainment, as well as the trajectory of advancement taking place in game engine software. 

Joe Finlayson, a business development manager from Epic Games, will be sharing a presentation on Unreal Engine 5, focusing on the broader engine updates as well as its applications for media and entertainment. The virtual art department (VAD) team from visual effects company Pixomondo will then share insight into their recent work using virtual production on Discovery, and the subsequent spinoff Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. 

Ben Unsworth of Dark Slope comments, “We’re looking forward to the return of in-person Unreal Engine & Friends meetup, a place for Toronto’s game development and virtual production communities to connect and share learnings. The purpose of the ‘& Friends’ part of our meetup is to include all of the interconnected disciplines and skills that surround an Unreal Engine centric workflow – which is to say – tell your modelling, animating, lighting, writing, level designing, camera operating, technical artist, programming, DevOps, and game design friends that want to hear the latest news surround the creative suite that is UE5.”

Spaces are limited, and those interested in attending the meetup can reserve their spot here. Attendees who are interested in exhibiting their work on a laptop or VR headset at the meetup can reach out to ben.unsworth@lumeto.com to discuss set up requirements.


About Dark Slope
Founded in 2018, Dark Slope pushes the boundaries of multi-sensory entertainment center spectacles, virtual reality experiences, immersive games, and motion capture-driven virtual production for television. From its 8000 square foot studio, Dark Slope leverages its warehouse-scale virtual production stage with proprietary pipeline, tools, workflows and game-engine technology in order to bring stories to life in new ways. Based in Toronto, and with a global workforce, Dark Slope combines advanced technologies with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit https://site.darkslope.com/ to learn more. 

# # # 

Media Contacts
Rakhee Sapra
(905) 334-3516