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27th October 2011

Todd and The Book of Pure Evil creators launch online game

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In the lead-up to the season two premiere of Canadian original scripted series,  Corvid Pictures, Aircraft Pictures and Frantic Films are taking Todd & The Book of Pure Evil online.

Descent into Crowley Heights is a web-based, side-scrolling game that sees players taking on the role of the series’ gang members, who make their way through the familiar world of Todd while battling the enemies and monsters familiar to viewers, all to capture the Book of Pure Evil.

Several mini-game challenges are also available on Facebook, along with an exclusive unlockable character, available for players who track down a special  code.

Crowley Heights is produced by Corvid Pictures, Aircraft Pictures and Frantic Films, with service production and project management by lunch with executive producer Amy Miranda and producer Lily-Ann Lee. Relish Interactive was on board for game development with game design by Scott Hiers, along with game programming by Pixelpusher! and 3D animation by Alchemy.

Crowley Heights is produced with the participation of Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund.

To play the game, head over to http://www.toddandthebookofpureevil.com/game-of-pure-evil/

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27th October 2011

Halloween Mad Science at Rideau Hall

Governor General of CanadaLast year, the Governor General and his wife, Sharon, successfully chased away all the pirates from Rideau Hall. This year, mad scientists will be taking over the grounds! On Halloween night, the general public is invited to trick-or-treat at Rideau Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and see what is being concocted.

Trick-or-treaters will be invited to explore the “scary science experiments path” and visit the laboratories of Halloween Biology 101, Daunting Mathematics, Slimy Chemistry and Frankenstein Physics. Animators from the Club des Débrouillards du Conseil du loisir scientifique de l’Outaouais and educators from the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation will be joining in the scary scientific fun!

In addition to these chilling experiments and a few other surprises, the Rideau Hall staff will be on hand to distribute goodies to visitors of all ages. Street parking is available in the neighbourhood.

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27th October 2011

Ayogo Acquires Tandem Learning

Award-winning Vancouver studio Ayogo Games, a creator of serious games that uses game design to educate and motivate healthy behaviour has announced an agreement to acquire Tandem Learning, a Pennsylvania-based learning company that develops serious games and immersive learning solutions. Ayogo was named by NextMedia as “hottest digital media company in Canada” for their work creating mobile and social games that improve people’s lives in meaningful, measurable ways while Tandem, which has been in business for nearly 4 years, has established itself as a leader in using new technologies and developing new methodologies for organizational training. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th October 2011

Canadian Business Owners Split on Effectiveness of Social Media to Drive Profits

bmoHalf of Canadian businesses believe that social media has the potential to increase their profitability, according to a new BMO Bank of Montreal survey. However, while social media tools such as podcasts and social networking sites present significant, cost-effective opportunities for businesses to engage customers, only 29 per cent of Canadian small business owners are taking advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th October 2011

Canadian Companies Have the Home Field Advantage When it Comes to Attracting Talent

randstadFor years there has been great debate over foreign takeovers of familiar Canadian companies and the question of whether corporate Canada is being hollowed out. But based on the results of a recent independent survey of 7,000 Canadians conducted by ICMA International and sponsored by Randstad Canada, a leading agency for staffing, recruitment and HR services, Canadians have made it clear that being a part of a Canadian company has never been more desirable. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th October 2011

The War of the Worlds Now On XBLA

Other Ocean InteractiveOther Ocean Interactive, an acclaimed independent developer with a mastery of creating modern games with a retro feel like Dark Void Zero and the XBLA conversion of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, has announced that its highly anticipated side-scrolling platformer, The War of the Worlds, has launched on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points). The War of the Worlds offers an awe-inspiring take one of the most well-known science fiction stories of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th October 2011

Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo West Venue Change Due to Labour Dispute

Canadianspecialevents.com, producers of the Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo West (CSEME WEST), an annual showcase event for BC and Western Canadian event and meeting professionals and the hospitality industry, announced today that they will move their showcase event from Rocky Mountaineer Station to CBC Vancouver Studios due to the strike action of Teamsters Union – Local 31 at the Station. Moving venues within seven days of the event is a huge endeavor for the production company, suppliers, exhibitors, and participants who are coming from as far away as San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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