22nd July 2014

BC Talent Featured At Casual Connect USA

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s innovative and creative casual games industry will showcase their talents at the professionals-only Casual Connect conference in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The B.C. government will be there to support them by providing meeting space and business-to-business matchmaking. Vancouver-based Imaginary Games will be featured in the IDEA Showcase at the conference and their social mobile game Afterland is highlighted in the latest issue of Casual Connect magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th July 2014

GameTree TV Now On Vizio Smart Televisions

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced the launch of its GameTree™ TV cloud gaming service on VIZIO smart TVs. The app is now available through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®, the latest generation smart TV platform from America’s #1 Smart TV company (according to The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 LCDTV units with Apps included). As smart TV gaming pioneers, TransGaming’s dedication to building a thriving, cloud-based on-demand gaming service continues. The rollout of GameTree TV on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, further reinforces TransGaming’s stance in the marketplace.  Already the leading choice for high-quality, accessible living room gaming, the service will now also be available to millions of VIZIO consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

New Lens By Immervision Revolutionizes Selfies, Video Calls And Action Videos

ImmervisionIn a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator ImmerVision has made distorted fish-eye views and camera accessories obsolete, enabling every mobile and wearable device in the world to deliver an unprecedented 360° user experience. ImmerVision’s new 3.8 mm panomorph (patented wide-angle panoramic) lens is the world’s smallest and is designed to be fully integrated into the most compact mobile phone or wearable device. Yet it is capable of doing what no other lens can: deliver a distortion-free 360° x 182° view without having to pan the camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th July 2014

Shapeit Offers 3D Print As A Service For Game Characters

ShapeItShapeit, a small but growing company based in Surrey, has kicked off a one-of-a-kind crowdfunding campaign on KickStarter, in which gamers can bring their favorite game characters to life as 3D-printed figurines shipped directly to their door. Avid gamers out there undoubtedly have many favorite titles featuring a diverse and colorful range of cool gaming characters. Perhaps you have spent years customizing your game character to perfection through upgrades, in-app purchases, or by spending countless hours solving puzzles and quests. Or perhaps you just have favorite games that feature some cool looking character art that would look great as figurines on your desk, but none are available for purchase anywhere? Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2014

QuickMobile Brings Out-Of-The-Box Registration Integration With New Strategic Relationships

quickmobileVancouver’s QuickMobile has integrated more than 130 third-party systems into its mobile event app platform, supporting thousands of events and millions of users with diverse solutions. These systems include enterprise social collaboration tools from Salesforce and Jive Software, real-time polling systems from Lumi and registration systems from EventBrite and RegOnline. QuickMobile today announced strategic relationships with several registration software providers in an effort to simplify registration integration into the mobile event app experience. While QuickMobile will continue to support most registration systems, the company will now provide deeper productized offerings and out-of-the-box integration with a select number of solutions, including those provided by AllianceTech, Certain Inc., Cvent, etouches, EventsForce, Opus Solutions and SignUp4. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th June 2014

marblemedia Announces Development Partnership With Cirque du Soleil Média At Banff World Media Festival

marblemediaHot on the heels of marblemedia’s primetime expansion announcement, the Canadian cross-platform producer and distributor and Cirque du Soleil Média,the joint venture between the world-renowned Québec-based Cirque du Soleil and Bell Media, have announced at the Banff World Media Festival, a development deal which will see the two companies develop three projects including a mini-series, a one hour drama and a live-television musical event. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Nintendo Brings The Thrill Of E3 To Everyone With Live Online Events

Nintendo CanadaNintendo goes “Live @ E3” next week with four big events that deliver real-time fun directly to fans. Get ready to enjoy the year’s biggest video game convention live from anywhere in the world.  On June 10, Nintendo will air the Nintendo Digital Event at 9 a.m. PT via Nintendo’s E3 page. Fans will enjoy breaking news about great gaming experiences on the way for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014 and beyond. Immediately following the Digital Event, Nintendo Minute: Live @ E3 offers a post-show recap packed with even more game information. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Watch Dogs Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that ongoing record sales for Watch Dogs, which has sold-through more than 4 million copies in its first week, positioning it as the best-selling new IP at launch across the video game industry*. Having already broken sales records in the first 24 hours following its release, Watch Dogs is now the company’s best-selling game ever in week one**. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Shaftesbury and Youth Culture Launch Generation C-Focused Digital Agency shift2

shaftesbury films incFurthering its growth as a multiplatform content leader, Shaftesbury has partnered with millennial agency Youth Culture to launch new digital agency shift2, a co-venture between the two companies. shift2 will create, manage and market digital content targeting Generation C on YouTube.  The new agency will specialize in creating and managing custom YouTube content for brands across reality, how-to and scripted programming. In addition to creating digital content, shift2 will employ proprietary YouTube software to research and develop targeted content-driven campaigns, optimize audience engagement and deliver measurable results. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2014

Interbrand Canada Releases 2014 Best Canadian Brands Report

mini-orbyInterbrand Canada has released its fifth biennial 2014 Best Canadian Brands report, which examines and ranks Canada’s top 25 brands by brand value. The total value of the 25 Best Canadian Brands is C$72.8 billion – a four per cent increase over the total value of the 2012 ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

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