10th March 2015

Whistler Film Fest 2015 Open For Submissions

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 15th edition, which runs from December 2 to 6 2015, and will feature up to 90 films comprised of about 40 features and 50 shorts. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines:  Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2014

Introducing The Ritual On Weylyn Island

zemagamezNewly greenlit on Steam is Vancouver project The Ritual On Weylyn Island, a first person survival horror from indie developer zemaGamez inc., currently raising additional development funds via Kickstarter. Driven by a bold script, amazing visuals, spine-tingling sound design and edge-of-your-seat gameplay, this game takes place on the remote Weylyn Island, where 22 year old Moira Weylyn has travelled to her Grandfather’s home to meet her remaining family members and witness the reading of his last will and testament. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Support DigiBC’s Humble Bundle

DigiBCThis week’s Weekly Bundle is a Vancouver Edition brought to you by DigiBC, and the Association is excited to bring this bundle of seven incredible BC-developed games! Humble Bundle allows you to pay what you want for a bundle of games including Shank, Penny Arcade Adventures (Episodes 1 & 2), The Baconing and Boximals Bounce (Early Access). Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Canada Media Fund Releases White Paper On Understanding Funding Organizations

Canada Media FundAudiovisual and digital media funding organizations in different markets are faced with common issues and challenges in order to adapt their funding mechanisms and programs to ongoing market changes in content consumption, production and distribution. A new white paper published by the Canada Media Fund in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Power to the Pixel, demonstrates that funding organizations have implemented policies and programs to meet current needs and are looking to creative means in order to face the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th September 2014

New Ottawa Startup Specializes In Secure Data Transmission

xahiveNew Canadian-owned business XAHIVE Corporation, a company that develops new forms of secure social networking platforms, hosted its official launch on August 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Arts Centre with politicians, government officials, business leaders, professionals, and non-profit organizations in attendance. Guest speakers included Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde, President and Founder of the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation Betty Aldridge, and other accomplished professionals. 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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27th May 2014

Invisivision Eyewear Technology Debuts On Kickstarter

invisivisionPatent-pending eyewear technology, Invisivision, is disrupting the film, gaming, and advertising industries with the ability to see multiple video streams on the same screen. Crowdfunding with a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a short film starring Aaron Ashmore and J.P. Manoux, Waterloo’s Invisivision has raised the interest of major Hollywood studios and producers with their cost effective technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th May 2014

Kaiju-a-Gogo Development Footage Revealed

kerberos productionsNew production footage is available today of Kaiju-a-Gogo, the new strategy-action hybrid title from Kerberos Productions. The game is a light strategy/action hybrid currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. During its first week on Kickstarter, Kaijua-a-Gogo received more backers than any previous campaign from Kerberos, and supporters from around the globe have pledged over 40% of the game’s budget. In response to player enthusiasm, the developers have released some initial gameplay footage and added a bonus skin for the game’s monsters to be exclusively available to Kickstarter backers as a token of thanks for their support. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

The Black Watchmen – A New Breed Of Alternate Reality Games

human equationAlternate reality games, or ARGs, have always been an important part of ‘The Secret World‘, Funcom‘s modern-day massively multiplayer game of myths, legends and conspiracies. Ever since the game was initially announced through puzzles, clues and mysteries, the community following the game have had the opportunity to put their investigational skills to the test through a series of these alternate reality games tied to ‘The Secret World’ in a variety of ways. The keenly aware (which is always a good thing to be if you are planning on solving these things), have most likely already noticed the murmurings of a new ARG taking shape.  Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Indie Game 7Framed Launches On Kickstarter

mini-orbyCreated by Montreal’s VIE Games, 7Framed is an episodic shooter where ordinary people are framed and forced to do actions against their will. 7FRAMED puts you in the role of not one but seven citizens targeted by the groups that would control them. Set up for crimes you did not commit, 7FRAMED allows you to play from not only the perspective of all of the victims but other characters in the world. Every shift in point of view brings new insights into the agenda of the enemy and brings you steps closer to solving the mysteries of why you? Why were you targeted? 7FRAMED utilizes revolutionary motion capture, facial animation, and character creation technologies to deliver a AAA game experience that feels like both a contemporary survival shooter and a parkour platformer. Read the rest of this entry »

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