FITC Toronto 2019

2019-04-29 00:00:00 2019-05-02 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2019 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC EST Toronto


For the past two years Jam3 worked alongside Joy Kogawa and the NFB to create East of the Rockies, an augmented reality storytelling experience.

East of the Rockies is the first interactive AR game of its kind. The story takes users through a piece of Canadian history where Japanese Canadians were forced to leave their homes and live at internment camps during WWII.

This talk will cover the creation of the game: from concept and storyboarding, to the development process in Unity and various challenges and questions to consider from a creator’s perspective.


To let the audience in on the behind the scenes of developing an AR experience like East of the Rockies.

Target Audience

For those interested in Augmented Reality storytelling and game development.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. AR techniques using Unity
  2. Storytelling in AR
  3. Prototyping interactions in AR
  4. Game state management using Unidux
  5. Game optimization techniques in Unity