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22nd January 2015

Canada Media Fund Supports 31 Canadian Digital Media Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $8.0M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the second round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In December 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $11.0M to 24 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $52.5M in development and marketing support to 235 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st January 2015

Earthcore: Shattered Elements Brings Card Crafting Magic To Canadian App Store

tequila-gamesPoland’s Tequila Games invites you to engage in Earthcore: Shattered Elements a digital Trading Card Game for the iPad that the developers say is not just another Hearthstone rip off. Canada is the first country to which Tequila released the game, and the developers are very interested in any kind of feedback from Canadian gamers as they hope to bring come color into the TCG scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

2015 Keytrends Report Released By Canada Media Fund

Canada Media FundThe Keytrends Report 2015 – The Big Blur Challenge, which provides an in-depth look at the audiovisual industry in Canada and around the world, was published today following a presentation by the Canada Media Fund at Forum Blanc in Grand Bornand, France. Forum Blanc is an annual international event where industry experts meet to explore the development of multiplatform projects through case studies, workshops and debates. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th January 2015

Epic Safety Inc Launches Epic Alert Robust Personal Emergency Response System For Seniors’ Market

epic safetyVancouver’s Epic Safety, a company focusing on providing products to the senior market allowing them to live independently has launched Epic Alert, a new line of Personal Emergency Response Systems also known as Medical Alert Systems. Epic Safety also currently houses a Research and Development team for a new product collection that will work together through various sensor and communication technologies to provide optimal health outlook, sensor and safety features for aging seniors. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Massively – The New Interactive Chat-Based Storytelling Platform

house of coolHouse of Cool is excited to announce the launch of Massively, a content platform that merges interactive storytelling with chat and text messaging apps, allowing audiences to interact with characters. Inspired by multiple choice adventures and alternate reality games, Massively aims to immerse readers in one-on-one simulated chat conversations. Users send and receive text message to guide stories, receive clues, jokes and more. Massively also allows brands to create and distribute custom content via chat application. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

TransGaming’s GameTree TV Now Available To Pay-TV Operators Worldwide In New Partnership With ActiveVideo

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced the availability of its on-demand gaming platform GameTree™ TV to pay-TV operators worldwide. In partnership with ActiveVideo, GameTree TV will be added to ActiveVideo’s CloudTV™ software platform, seamlessly integrating premium gaming titles into pay-TV operator’s content offerings. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Twenty-four Canadian Companies Receive Funding For Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced yesterday that 24 interactive digital media projects received a total of $11.8M in funding as part of the second round of production support from the Experimental Stream for 2014-2015.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. The 24 companies are located in various regions of the country; one in Alberta, two in British Columbia, one in New Brunswick, one in Newfoundland and Labrador, one in Nova Scotia, eight in Ontario, and ten in Québec. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

SIGGRAPH 2015 Call For Submissions Now Open

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2015 invites you to showcase your expertise and unique technical and creative skills during the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th November 2014

Corus Partners With Fingerprint To Develop Global Mobile Entertainment Platform For Preschoolers

Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment announced today that it has partnered with Fingerprint, a San Francisco-based mobile technology company, to create a mobile entertainment platform for kids aged two to seven. Set to launch globally in 2015, the platform will offer preschoolers a safe, fun and branded environment to enjoy videos, games, music and eBooks featuring their favourite Nelvana characters Max & Ruby, Little Bear, Franklin, The Berenstain Bears and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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