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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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23rd June 2014

It’s A Deadly Game Launch Tonight On The Listener

the listenerIt’s all gamers and hackers tonight on CTV’s The Listener as Toby (Craig Olejnik), Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) delve into shady dealings and corporate secrecy in the game development world. The IIB team investigates the murder of Duncan Quinn (Christopher Russell), a successful video game developer and former hacker friend of Dev’s on the eve of his new game’s release. Duncan had made good in the highly competitive and profitable world of interactive games, but in building his company he also made a few enemies. Read on to find out more about tonight’s episode as well as the Watch & Win Twitter Giveaway that will take place during the June 23rd debut broadcast of The Listener episode 505 – Game Over. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd May 2014

Vancouver Film School Announces 2014 Women In Games Scholarship Winners

VFSVancouver Film School (VFS) is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Women in Games Scholarships: Elizabeth Wright of Alberta, Canada, Andreia Gonçalves of Portugal, Meabh McCarthy of Ireland, and Macarena Poo Garcia of Mexico. This year, as an exciting twist in addition to a full-tuition scholarship to the Game Design program, VFS is also offering full-tuition scholarship opportunities to its brand-new Programming for Games, Web & Mobile program. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th May 2014

Autodesk Transforms Education Business Model To Help Advance 21st Century Skills In the US And Canada

Autodesk3D design, engineering, and entertainment software developer Autodesk, Inc. has announced that it will offer schools in the United States and Canada free access to its professional 3D design software and creativity applications. This represents the next step in the continued transformation of Autodesk’s education business model in order to fulfill its mission of helping students and educators imagine, design and create a better world. Autodesk’s pledge is valued at over $460 million, and empowers educators at more than 35,000 middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2014

Change Is In The Air At TransGaming

transgamingTransGaming Inc.,  provider of innovative technology solutions for the rapidly evolving video games industry, has announced a significant leap for its Graphics and Portability Group (GPG) by adding technology source-code licensing, full game publishing and the added support for the enablement of PC games and other DirectX®-based content on Android, iOS and SteamOS. These new products are market-driven opportunities to extend the company’s existing technology leadership business. The company’s strategy is tied to a changing industry, customers’ increased demand for technology to solve urgent development needs and the opportunity to achieve scalability. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

TransGaming Appoints Fredrik Liljegren As Vice President Of Graphics And Portability

transgamingTransGaming Inc., a leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world, has announced that games industry veteran Fredrik Liljegren has joined the company as Vice President of the Graphics and Portability Group. The addition of Liljegren brings decades of technology and gaming leadership experience to TransGaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Announce Finalists From 2013

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe 2013 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced today in seventeen categories. The winners will be revealed at the annual event to be held on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Over 75 nominations for games released in 2013 were received from all parts of Canada, with ­­29 games represented in the list of finalists.  All awards are for work developed in Canada.  A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Members of the general public can get involved by casting their vote for the Fans’ Choice Award online. Voting will close April 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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