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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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19th November 2014

Hootsuite Announces The Love List

HootSuiteHootSuite has launched The Love List, a recurring monthly report which ranks more than 450 of the world’s top brands on which are seeing the most love on social media. The Love List uses data provided by uberVU via Hootsuite, a robust listening, social monitoring, and advanced analytics solution, to pull in hundreds of millions of publicly available social media posts. Brands are ranked in order on The Love List using three key data points, including the total number of brand mentions received, the sentiment score for the particular brand and the percentage of social conversations about the brand containing the word “love” over a month period of time. Using this formula, each brand is assigned a score between one and 100. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th November 2014

World’s Leading Immersive Products, Experts, And Industry Join Forces At Immersed

immersedOrganized by the Immersive Technology Alliance, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto on Sunday, November 23rd and Monday, November 24th. Full registration includes sessions, meals and priority exhibit access. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2014

Ten Diverse Language Projects Receive Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today $2.5M in funding to 10 convergent projects that applied to the Diverse Languages Program. Since 2010, the CMF has provided $8.9M to 48 projects as part of its Diverse Languages Program. Each of the 10 projects, all of which are documentaries, includes a television production with digital media components in Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and multilingual. The Diverse Languages Program supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Aboriginal languages. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2014

The Definitive Guide To iPad Games Available On The iOS App Store Beginning Today

Orby ReadsWasted Malice Publishing is proud to announce the worldwide release of The Gamers Guide To iPad Games, a high-quality digital games magazine written by an experienced editorial team offering the latest news, reviews, feature articles, and behind-the-scenes content. Read the rest of this entry »

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