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29th July 2014

Local Tech And Art Showcased As BC Hosts SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson has released a video that highlights SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre August 10-14, 2014. Over 15,000 artists, programmers, filmmakers, computer scientists, animators, game designers and others involved in computer graphics, film making, video games and hardware will be in Vancouver over the four days of the conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Casual Connect USA Announces Indie Prize Showcase Winners

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association, the host of Casual Connect USA, declared 13 winners of the Indie Prize Showcase during a special awards ceremony. This showcase was sponsored by Facebook, Everyplay, Unity, and SKYmobi, with award prizes donated by Unity, App Promo, Photon Realtime, deltaDNA, 5th Planet Games, Intel, polljoy, Splitforce, Plantronics, Marmalade and Everyplay. The Indie Prize Scholarship provides the opportunity for qualified indie development teams to showcase their games at Casual Connect, a conference for professional developers and publishers in the video game industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: ‘Acting in Translation’

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present 14 outstanding, critical, and innovative unique works and projects, incorporating its theme, Acting in Translation. While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, Acting in Translation concentrates on strong content and criticality in these works and projects, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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17th July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Brings Indie Game Showcase To Vancouver

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 has teamed up with Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) to bring the first-ever SIGGRAPH indie game showcase to its Exhibition, 12-14 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. As part of this special collaboration with The MIX, attendees will have access to exclusive presentations ?with the game developers themselves on indie projects featuring a wide variety of cutting-edge graphics and gameplay that in some instances is still in the experimental stages. 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

Canadian Videogame Awards Nominations Now Open For Games Developed In 2014

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for games developed in 2014 for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs), taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. With the move to an autumn format, this year’s show will present awards from 2013 and a portion of 2014. As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Preview

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Submissions to the Technical Papers program are received from around the globe and feature high quality, never-before-seen scholarly work. Submitters are held to extremely high standards in order to qualify. In anticipation of the upcoming conference in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH has released a program preview trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2014

International Films Garner Majority of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Honors

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 is pleased to announce the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. More than 100 pieces will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 10-14 August. The 2014 nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from more than 450 submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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