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21st August 2013

LevelUp – Victoria Gaming Industry Association Announces ORCAJAM 4

levelup victoriaLevelUp, The Vancouver Island game industry association, will be welcoming dozens of video game developers from across North America this fall for the fourth edition of OrcaJam as part of the inaugural Thinklandia Festival. So what’s an OrcaJam? Simply put, it’s an event where a group of like-minded people get together and work on what they love; making games for 48 hours straight. Programmers, artists, audio engineers, board game designers… anyone interested in game development is welcome. Kicking off Friday, September 6th (6pm), and running through Sunday September 8th (6pm), OrcaJam lasts the entire weekend and includes a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers, a game showcase and judging panel and prizes at the end! Read the rest of this entry »

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20th August 2013

Xbox Premieres FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends And Unveils Self-Publishing Program At GamesCom

Xbox CanadaToday at gamescom, the world’s biggest gaming show in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft announces new content for EA Sports™ FIFA 14 only on Xbox, unveiled a new map and multiplayer mode for Call of Duty®: Ghosts and new details on the Independent Developers @ Xbox program (ID@Xbox), which enables game developers of all shapes and sizes to build, publish and sell their games digitally on Xbox One. In addition, Microsoft unveils the full launch lineup for Xbox One and offers hands-on with a slew of hotly anticipated blockbusters, including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Kinect Sports Rivals and Killer Instinct. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th August 2013

A New Generation of Games: Xbox One’s Announced Line-Up

Xbox CanadaFrom the Xbox Wire: At Xbox, we’re all about delivering gamers the best games, and one of the most-asked questions we get from gamers is “what games are coming to Xbox One?”  The list of global developers working on Xbox One titles is diverse, and includes renowned studios 343 Industries, Bioware, Bungie, Capcom Vancouver, Capy Games, EA Sports, Eidos Montreal, Infinity Ward, Insomniac Games, Kojima Productions, PopCap Games, Respawn Entertainment, Turn 10 Studios, Ubisoft Montreal and many more. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Games In Progress Showcase At The Ontario Science Centre With triOS College

trios collegeOn August 15, 2013 come check-out demonstrations of some of the latest games and chat with indie developers and game designers about their work researching, planning, designing and developing all aspects of games.  You will also get to explore Game On 2.0 in its final weeks in Toronto. The exhibit runs tomorrow from 10am until 8pm at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and is presented in association with triOS College. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Introducing Steel And Steam: Episode 1

red meat gamesHot off the grill, a new video game studio has arrived in St. John’s. Founded by two game developers with a passion for intense experiences, Red Meat Games offers the kind of video games that players have a hunger for, and their first offering is partway through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Steel & Steam: Episode 1 is a retro fantasy steampunk JRPG situated in a large open world. The studio’s initial funding goal has been met, and the developers are now working towards realizing their stretch goals, to which further contributions received will be applied. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th August 2013

Ubisoft Announces Fan Expo Canada Lineup

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced its Fan Expo Canada™ lineup featuring some of Ubisoft’s highly anticipated titles including, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™, Tom Clancy’s® Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, Rayman® Legends, South Park™: The Stick of Truth™, Rocksmith™ 2014, Just Dance 2014 and Watch Dogs™. The highly popular Might & Magic® Duel of Champions will also be playable. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Unity Awards Finalists Announced Plus Unite 2013 Sessions And Sponsor Information Revealed

UnityUnity Technologies has announced the long list of amazing projects included in the 2013 Unity Awards taking place during the company’s signature Unite 2013 conference taking place in Vancouver this August 28 – 30. Additionally, more information about the conference session schedule and sponsors has been released. The Unity Awards celebrate the talent and creativity from the Unity community, comprised of more than two million developers. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Hasbro And Ubisoft Bring Iconic Gaming Brands To Consoles

ubisoft canadaHasbroHasbro and Ubisoft have announced that game studio will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro’s most popular gaming brands, including Monopoly, Scrabble (in the United States and Canada only), Trivial Pursuit, RISK, Battleship and Cranium. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Casual Games Association Announces Winners Of Indie Prize Showcase

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association (CGA) has announced the winner’s of the first North American Indie Prize Showcase at its Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. Of more than one hundred independent development teams chosen by the Indie Prize committee to demonstrate great unpublished games, ten teams walked away with Indie Prize Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd August 2013

Vancouver Animation School Is Now Fully Accredited

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School, a Canadian educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, announced yesterday that the school has received its official accreditation from the accrediting body of British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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