1st September 2010

Retro City Rampage Is Ready For PAX

Wild Games StudioNew indie house Wild Games Studio Inc. has announced the title and genre of their first game in production, an open-ended RPG/Adventure game. The game, which will release a trailer in October, will be set in third person view. Dhaila’s Adventures will be a game for PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360, with a playable demo coming soon.

Featuring Dhaila, a young fairy whose powers are bound to nature, the game will rely on gameplay taking place in an open world where the player will update the origins of Dhaila and help fulfill her destiny. In Dhaila's Adventuresaddition to the main quest, Dhaila could fill hundreds of side quests depending on the choices and actions proposed. Puzzles and large dungeons filled with traps and monsters will be part of her adventure to enhance the gameplay. Furthermore, Dhaila will be accompanied with a friend that can be controlled by another player to help Dhaila during certain puzzles through teamwork.

Orphaned in the fantasy world of Martania, Dhaila possesses unknown extraordinary powers. She has special skills, including one which can absorb the energy of nature directly through its DNA. She can also absorb the DNA of other creatures, making the heroine able to acquire their shape at any time. Living in one of these valleys, the village seems protected by an unknown magical force, more powerful than in other villages. Dhaila will leave to research her origins, while trying to release Martania of the influence of Dysan, a tyrant who has subjugated the people, forcing them to labour under the threat of the dragons he also holds sway over.

vblankSelected as one of the glorious PAX 10, Retro City Rampage from VBlank Entertainment will be showcased at PAX Prime this weekend at booth 3017, where visitors can meet the dev team, play the game and get some fantastic swag.Retro City Rampage

This unbelievable FREE swag includes:

* Retro cartridge labels (stick ’em on NES carts)!
* Retro game boxes* (stick your cart in it)!
* Retro plastic case inserts (with BLURST processing)!
*Retro game rental case inserts (“INDESTRUCTIONS”)!

As an added Bonus, the team will also be having a daily draw to win a Retro City Rampage cartridge case in the box! The team does caution, however, that due to the indie budget and a recent price increase on Ramen Noodles, the “box” is a cleverly designed and exciting arts and crafts project. Simply cut out and fold it yourself for some analog fun Alternatively, you could frame it and stick it on the wall of your local museum.

CAPCOMCapcom will be taking up residence at PAX in Booth 652, where you can drop by and try out their upcoming lineup of titles including Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Okamiden and Blue Castle Games‘ Dead Rising 2 – shipping on September 28.

Ubisoft will have three booths at the show. You will find them in spaces 632, 622 and 712. Each booth will feature a variety of Ubisoft’s upcoming releases and lots of fun prizes for booth visitors.

UbisoftFor the first time in the U.S., PAX attendees will get to try out various titles from Ubisoft exclusively for Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, including Your Shape™: Fitness Evolved and MotionSports™, in addition to seeing the first public demo of Child of Eden™. Consumers will also get an opportunity to play H.A.W.X® 2 multiplayer, and see a sneak peak of Outland™, one of Ubisoft’s digital games for PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In addition, Just Dance® 2 will be available to play onsite at the show.Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

PAX attendees will have a chance to play Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood, which will be playable on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 at the Ubisoft booth before its November release. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood fans who pre-order the game onsite at PAX will receive an exclusive Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood T-shirt, and there are also opportunities for consumers who fan the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Facebook page to win Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood posters. Other giveaways include a Just Dance–themed t-shirt for anyone who pre-orders the October release of Just Dance 2 at PAX.

Those who cannot attend PAX in person can check out Ubisoft’s Twitter account for exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes photos and video from PAX throughout the duration of the event. PAX prize packs will also be given out each day of the show via Twitter for those consumers that are unable to attend PAX. To contribute to Ubisoft’s PAX coverage on Twitter, please use the official hash tag “#UbiPax”.

CIXThe Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is pleased to announce this year’s program, featuring an action-packed day of live presentations from Canada’s Hottest Innovative Companies, insightful sessions and facilitated meeting exchanges.

Unique to CIX, this fast-paced, expertly-curated series of presentations offers an up-to-the-minute snapshot of the most advanced technologies and companies at the forefront of the Information and Communication Technology, Digital Media and Clean Technology sectors. Only at CIX will you have the opportunity to engage in a one-day overview of the newest advances in these three important industries as presented by the companies’ CEOs themselves.

CIX features inspiring keynotes and meeting exchanges that offer you the chance to connect directly with the key players bringing exciting new products and initiatives to the marketplace. This year, CIX will include even more platforms for both structured and informal networking among participants, allowing you to develop the real contacts and relationships that lead to partnerships, investments and other opportunities for growth.

Rob Chaplinsky – Managing Director and Co-Founder, Bridgescale Partners
Paul Cummings – Principal, Honda Strategic Venturing
Mike Lee – Vice President, Venture Investments, Rogers Communications
Trond Unneland – VP Managing Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures
Steve Woods – Engineering Director, Google

Benefit from the experience and insight of industry experts with incisive sessions and panel discussions focused on the most pressing questions for today’s innovation economy. Faced with a dynamic and rapidly-changing marketplace, our speakers will provide invaluable tactics and strategies for navigating the new landscape of Canadian industry. Sessions include:

The Rise of Corporate Venture
Trials and Tribulations for Innovative Companies in Raising Private and Public Money in Canada
Canada – The World’s CleanTech Leader?

Fresh TV’s unique programming was recognized yesterday by the 25th annual Gemini Awards with two nominations for television series Stoked and FreshTVassociated website Stoked Interactive along with one nomination for their television series Total Drama Action – both series are TELETOON original productions. The Canadian television awards celebrate the year’s outstanding achievements in English language television.

“All of us here at Fresh TV are stoked to be nominated for this year’s Gemini Awards”, said Tom McGillis, President, Fresh TV Inc. “We’ve assembled a world class team of artists and writers to provide cutting-edge programming for youth worldwide and these nominations are a testament to that.”

Stoked director Faruk Cemalovic earned a nomination for Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series. Fresh TV was also acclaimed for its interactive work with a nomination in the Best Cross-Platform marblemediaProject, Children’s and Youth category for Stoked Interactive. The project is a collaboration with marblemedia.

Total Drama Action, the second installment in the internationally acclaimed Total Drama franchise, earned one nomination for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series.

Total Drama Action currently airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Stoked airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on TELETOON. The latest series from the Total Drama franchise, Total Drama World Tour will premiere on TELETOON on Thursday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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