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28th August 2014

Mark Meer Announced As Host For Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) is pleased to announce celebrated videogame actor Mark Meer as the new host for the 5th annual ceremony, taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Mark Meer is a Canadian actor that has appeared in several world-class videogames, including the Mass Effect franchise, the Dragon Age franchise and the highly anticipated 2014 release, The Long Dark. Mr. Meer is also the co-creator, writer and star of Super Channel’s Tiny Plastic Men, and a founder of the comedy/improv troupe, Gordon’s Big Bald Head. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2014

Learn Insider Secrets And Experiment With New Technologies In SIGGRAPH 2014 Studio

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Studio, 10-14 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre, presents an exciting array of Talks, Courses and Projects that demonstrate the latest advances in technology. The Studio offers a collaborative working environment where attendees can come together to learn, experiment, and create. Attendees also have the opportunity to test a wide range of new techniques and media for 3D printing, modeling, and animation with help from experienced hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st August 2014

Canada Media Fund Contributes Almost 7 Million Dollars To 30 Innovative Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.6M to 25 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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