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16th December 2013

Bot Colony With Natural Language Understanding Technology Now Available

north sideBot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, was launched today by Montreal game developer North Side Inc. An Open Alpha version is publicly available and can be downloaded from the Bot Colony site for $2.95. Bot Colony leverages a technological breakthrough in Natural Language Understanding (NLU), a problem scientists have been trying to solve for many years. Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is technical jargon for computer understanding of human language (English in the case of Bot Colony). The characters in Bot Colony understand what the player says, and are often able to respond in a cogent manner. North Side believes that the NLU capability of Bot Colony is superior to that of Apple’s Siri or IBM’s Watson. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th December 2013

Start Your Engines With Hothead Games’ Big Win Racing For iOS And Android

Hothead GamesGet ready to burn some rubber! Vancouver developer Hothead Games has announced that Big Win Racing, the latest installment in the studio’s popular Big Win Sports series, is now available for iOS and Android-enabled mobile devices. Big Win Racing has players go under the hood to upgrade their driver, engine, tires, steering, & transmission in order build the fastest race car on the track. Players can train a world-class driver & pit crew in order to stay in front of the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

Ninja Kitty Now Available Worldwide

crowdworldThe villainous Evil Dragon King has begun his plot to destroy the “Kitty Claws Clan” and take over the world! They have kidnapped the Ninja Kittens and are holding them captive until the Kitty Claws hand over the Mystical Sword. Only our brave Ninja Kitty warriors can rescue the Kittens and defeat the Dragon Empire once and for all. Ninja Kitty is a new casual mobile game from Nova Scotia developer CrowdWorld Inc. The game, which has already debuted in Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Japan and the Philippines, is now ready to take over the world. Put your ninja skills to the test as you run, jump, and slide your way past deadly traps and obstacles. Use powerful ninja warrior weapons to slice through hordes of minions and terrifying bosses on your way to victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th December 2013

Windforge Kickstarter Approaches Final Descent

snowed in studiosCustom-built, destructible airships? Check. Flying sky whales with mineable innards? Check. Procedural Steampunk landscape floating at 40,000 feet? Check. Funding to make it all happen? …the studio will know 61 hours from now. Snowed In Studios has just under three days left to fund Windforge, their first original title. After contributing to the development of such titles as The Sims 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a successful launch would mean the freedom to continuously devote resources to their own original content rather than fulfilling the dreams of others. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Co-op Puzzler Tiny Brains Now On PlayStation 4

spearhead gamesPublisher 505 Games has announced that Spearhead Games’ highly-anticipated co-op indie puzzler Tiny Brains is now available for download in North America on the PlayStation® Network for PlayStation®4 for $19.99. The game will soon be available for PlayStation®4 in European territories and on Steam for Windows PC and PlayStation®3 for all territories this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Big Blue Bubble Ignites Burn The Rope 3D

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble Inc. has released an Apple-exclusive 3D follow-up to their smash hit iPhone game Burn the Rope. Burn the Rope 3D literally adds a whole new dimension to the Burn the Rope franchise, featuring 3D environments and a wide range of new puzzles. Wickman’s world comes alive as you navigate your way through the various locations in 3D. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

Three Huge Franchises Equals One Epic Nintendo Launch Day

Nintendo CanadaFor any Nintendo fan, November 22 is going to be one of the best days of the year. On Friday, three new games in three extraordinary franchises are launching on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and Mario Party: Island Tour, also for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, are all launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. The games feature Nintendo characters and experiences that can’t be played anywhere else, and demonstrate how Nintendo is bringing value and variety to everyone for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse to Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo CanadaA December system update for the Nintendo 3DS portable system will allow users to combine their Nintendo eShop account balance for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo announced the news during a Nintendo Direct video released earlier today. After the Nintendo 3DS system update, users can register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th November 2013

Final Production Stage Push For WindForge

snowed in studiosSnowed In Studios launched its first Kickstarter campaign on Wednesday, November 6 to raise $50,000 for the final leg in production of its first original title, WindForge. WindForge is a PC game that blends the fun of Minecraft and Terraria, with a RPG shooter. The 30-day campaign will help the studio complete the game and bring it to market in the first quarter of 2014. With 28 days to go in the Kickstarter campaign, WindForge has raised $ 5 897.00 of its $ 50 000.00 goal. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th November 2013

Eon Altar Launches Kickstarter Campaign

flying helmet gamesVancouver’s Flying Helmet Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its cooperative role-playing adventure title Eon Altar, a project that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games into a Tabletop Video Game. Five friends fight through dungeons to uncover ancient secrets and compete for glory and wealth. Using personal handsets to control your character’s actions, with a tablet to adventure through dungeons as a group, players undertake a cinematic journey unlike anything ever before in a tabletop setting. The studio hopes to meet their goal of  $300 000.00 in 31 days; at press time, they had raised just over $12 000.00. Read the rest of this entry »

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