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31st March 2014

Two Vancouver Game Design Programs Recognized By The Princeton Review

mini-orbyThe Princeton Review — one of the United States’ best-known education services companies — has issued its fifth annual report naming the undergraduate and graduate schools with the best programs for students to study video game design. The University of Southern California is #1 on both the undergraduate and graduate school lists (complete list is below) in the 2014 report which names 50 programs overall — 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate — in ranked order 1 to 25. The Art Institute Vancouver and Vancouver Film School were both named in the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

The Fine Young Capitalists Launch Women In Video Games Initiative

mini-orbyVia Press Release: In 2011 the Video Game Industry took in over $16 billion dollars, but despite women representing 45% percent of the game playing audience they directed less than 2% of the Games. In combination with the production company Autobotika, The Fine Young Capitalists, a Canadian-Colombian initiative, is running their first production round, allowing any woman to have a crack at creating a video game. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Growth Opportunities In The Global Gaming Software Industry 2013 – 2018

research and marketsThe global gaming software industry witnessed strong growth during the last five years and is expected to continue the same growth momentum and reach an estimated $80.7 billion by 2018, according to the new Growth Opportunities In Global Gaming Software Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunities Analysis from Research And Markets. Due to lack of direct alternative for gaming software, the industry is expected to flourish as long as smartphones, consoles, and handheld gaming devices exist. The next generations of consoles will further boost the industry over the forecast period. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

2014 Canadian Videogame Award Sponsorship Opportunities

Canadian Video Game AwardsJoin industry leaders, media and fans to gather for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. As the third largest developer of videogames in the world, this industry is an important part of Canadian culture. This year, the CVAs move to Toronto for the first time and are certain to garner even more national media and industry attention. This is your chance to be part of history as a sponsor of the awards, which will be held at The Carlu on November 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

BC Gets Interactive At The Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s thriving video game and interactive technology sector is taking centre stage with over 40 BC companies and organizations actively participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The expo floor at Moscone Center features a distinctive B.C.-branded booth, including game-inspired artwork by artist Michael Miller, to promote the province as a creative hub of businesses and institutions at the forefront of interactive technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

Roadhouse Interactive Announces Publishing Division

roadhouse interactiveRoadhouse Interactive Limited has announced the launch of its publishing services division. This new division will partner and collaborate with leading developers from around the world to help them plan and implement every facet of live game operations. This new division will be led by the team from the newly acquired Chunky Pig, an industry-leading digital marketing company. The marketing and distribution experience of the Chunky Pig team will perfectly complement the game design and service expertise of Roadhouse Interactive. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2014

Animatrik Film Design Introduces SolidTrack

AnimatrikBurnaby’s Animatrik Film Design has announced the expansion of its Virtual Production services offerings through the addition of the first Solid Track system in North America. Animatrik is further enhancing its SolidTrack system with Ultimatte Real-time Chroma keying; Encodacam lens encoders from General Lift; and two high performance Autodesk MotionBuilder systems. The result will deliver a solution capable of visualizing CG characters, sets and props in real-time, with support for camera zooms and minimal latency while shooting live action. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Nominees Revealed For Game Connection America 2014’s Selected Projects

game connection europeGame Connection has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious American Selected Projects 2014. Competition was fierce this year with more than 200 submitted projects. On the morning of 17th March at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection America. The jury will then award 2014’s “Overall Best Project” from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. The accolade of “Overall Best Project” is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games, while Microsoft Studios supports the “Best Console & PC Hardcore” Category. In addition, this year Develop has been announced as the official media partner of the initiative, giving even more visibility to nominees and winners. The 15 nominated projects for 2014 are: Read the rest of this entry »

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17th February 2014

Maestros Of Video Games Composer Panel Speakers Announced For PAX East

mini-orbyWhat does it take to write music for video games? Hear from six of the industry’s most accomplished composers with diverse musical backgrounds as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for some of the most popular franchises in interactive entertainment. The PAX East 2014 composer panel Maestros of Video Games will feature award-winning composers: Read the rest of this entry »

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6th February 2014

Vancouver Visual Effects And Computer Graphics Event Features Free Job Fair

spark fwdComputer graphics professionals and students have an opportunity to network with world-renowned local and international film and television producers at a job fair on Friday and Saturday. The job fair is part of Spark [FWD] 2014, the premier annual visual effects and computer graphics (CG) event in Vancouver. Presented by the SPARK Computer Graphics Society and sponsored by the B.C. government, SPARK [FWD] fosters innovation within the visual effects and CG community and helps attract talent and companies to British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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