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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25th July 2013

Visit Voices.com At SIGGRAPH 2013

voices.comLondon, Ontario-based Voices.com, the company that created the online marketplace for voice over work, is part of the Ontario delegation exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2013, taking place in Anaheim, California this week. Voices.com’s CEO and CMO, David and Stephanie Ciccarelli, will be attending the conference and exhibition as delegates representing Ontario on a mission of business development at SIGGRAPH 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th July 2013

Reloaded Interactive Announces Launch Of Dynamic In-Game Advertising Network

reloaded-advertisingReloaded Interactive, one of the World’s largest in-game ad companies, has announced the launch of a dynamic in-game advertising network that is capable of delivering real-time ads within AAA game titles for console, mobile, and PC platforms. The new network utilizes Reloaded’s ad servers and technology to display advertisements to gamers playing with an active internet connection. Reloaded plans to be the first ever in-game advertising network to support dynamic delivery into select eighth generation game consoles by the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2013

BC Steals The Show At SIGGRAPH 2013

Province of BCBritish Columbia representatives are in the spotlight as tens of thousands of participants converge on Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013, the place to be if you work with computer graphics and interactive technologies. B.C. is preparing to host SIGGRAPH 2014, the 40th anniversary edition of the influential event next year in Vancouver, which became the first location to host SIGGRAPH North America outside of the United States in 2011. That event welcomed 15,872 artists, research scientists, game developers, filmmakers and researchers from 74 countries. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke the city’s previous conference attendance records and, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre, generated an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th July 2013

17 Canadian Companies Receive Over $12M For Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced that 17 interactive digital media projects received a total of $12.1M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the Experimental Stream.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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