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8th August 2013

Help Luigi’s Dreams Come True In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nintendo CanadaThe Year of Luigi is going strong, and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of everyone’s favourite younger brother continues with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on Aug. 11. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team puts players inside the head of Luigi … literally! In the game, players journey into the imaginative dreams of Luigi to help save Pi’illo Island from a mysterious villain. Using the touch screen on the Nintendo 3DS system, players can manipulate a sleeping Luigi to make fantastical things happen in the dream world, such as altering the dream world environment and growing Luigi to gargantuan size. In his dreams, Luigi also has amazing powers called Luiginary Attacks, such as spawning hundreds of Luigis to form towers, giant hammers and wrecking balls to do battle with a host of nightmares. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Telefilm Canada Puts Canadian Talent Under The Spotlight At 38th Toronto International Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaThis year, Telefilm Canada is stepping up its presence at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with two new initiatives to promote our audiovisual talent. The new Telefilm Canada T Lounge, at the heart of the Festival Industry Centre, and the launch of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, will complement Telefilm’s other major events, including the 3rd annual editions of the Talent to Watch series and the Eye on TIFF in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Nuns Run The Underworld In Nun Attack: Run & Gun

frima studioFrima Studio has announced that the Nuns are on an all-new mission in the convent-ional, fast-paced Eternal Runner Nun Attack: Run & Gun. The Nuns haven’t shed their dirty habits! Rosy, Olga, Mandy and Eva are back with a smattering of Higher Power-ups and divine new abilities. Nun Attack: Run & Gun can be downloaded for free now on iOS and Android devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Author Paul LeBlanc Shares His Journey All the Way To Hollywood

Orby ReadsAuthor Paul LeBlanc takes the readers into an unforgettable journey that will let them get a glimpse into the glamour and glitz of Hollywood through his new publication. You can get There from Here chronicles his life from a small town in New-Brunswick, his adventures as he chases his dream of being a hairdresser and his remarkable stint into the world of the stars. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

National Film Board 3D Animations At TIFF

nfbA world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) cinema, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will showcase its auteur animators at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with four new films. Taking place September 5 to 15, the festival will feature premieres of NFB S3D animated shorts in its Short Cuts Canada program, with The End of Pinky by Claire Blanchet, Impromptu by Bruce Alcock (Global Mechanic Media/NFB), Gloria Victoria by Theodore Ushev and Subconscious Password by Chris Landreth. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Hasbro And Ubisoft Bring Iconic Gaming Brands To Consoles

ubisoft canadaHasbroHasbro and Ubisoft have announced that game studio will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro’s most popular gaming brands, including Monopoly, Scrabble (in the United States and Canada only), Trivial Pursuit, RISK, Battleship and Cranium. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

California Schools Demonstrate Improvement In PreK And K With VINCI Blended Learning

vinciOttawa-based Rullingnet Corporation, home of VINCI learning solutions for early childhood, recently completed two case studies highlighting the transformation at EnCompass Academy in Oakland and the Cheryl Andersen Child Center in San Francisco brought about by the VINCI blended learning curriculum. The studies demonstrate how the children were excited about, and focused on learning traditionally difficult subjects such as math and science. With VINCI curriculum mapped to teacher’s course plans, they were able to save significant time in preparing their lessons. While children were focused, teachers utilized precious time to observe and give children individual attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

21 Canadian Companies Receive Over $5.2M For Innovative Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a contribution of more than $5.2M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2013-2014 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2013, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.1M to 17 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $112.3M to 290 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Casual Games Association Announces Winners Of Indie Prize Showcase

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association (CGA) has announced the winner’s of the first North American Indie Prize Showcase at its Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. Of more than one hundred independent development teams chosen by the Indie Prize committee to demonstrate great unpublished games, ten teams walked away with Indie Prize Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th August 2013

Canada Media Fund Embarks On Cross-Country Consultation To Meet With Stakeholders

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories; industry working groups and advisory committees; as well as online consultation. Feedback received from stakeholders will serve to shape CMF policy moving forward as the two-year program guidelines come to an end and new guidelines are developed for 2014-2015 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

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