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19th June 2014

Six Jury Members Evaluate Innovative Digital Projects

Canada Media FundA jury of six distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto Tuesday and Wednesday to evaluate innovative Canadian digital media projects that were submitted for the first round of production support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream. The jury is composed of Canadian and international industry specialists including: Read the rest of this entry »

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19th June 2014

Telefilm Canada Invites Producers To Submit Feature Films To Pan-Canadian Oscar Selection Committee

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee for a chance to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards. In order to be considered, films must have been released commercially in theatres for at least seven consecutive days between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 in 35 mm, 70 mm or Digital Cinema Package (DCP)1 format. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science website. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th June 2014

Nun Attack Origins: Yuki’s Silent Quest Available Now On iOS

frima studioFrima Studio has announced that Nun Attack Origins: Yuki’s Silent Quest, the action-packed puzzler that teaches players the feared discipline of Nun-jutsu, is now available on the iTunes App Store. Previously published on Android, Yuki’s Silent Quest is now playable on all mobile devices! You can download the game today for $1.99 via iTunes. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th June 2014

Phantom Glass Launches In Stores Across Canada

phantom glassCracked mobile screens and greasy fingerprints are now a thing of the past. New Canadian start up Phantom Glass™ Group has launched its tempered glass screen protector Phantom Glass™ at select retailers across Canada, including Staples®, Best Buy®, Futureshop®, Amazon® and more. To ensure maximum impact and scratch protection for mobile devices, laptops and cameras, Phantom Glass™ comes with a lifetime warranty. Unlike competitor products, Phantom Glass™ can be developed for all touch screen devices of any generation, including laptops, cameras and tablets. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th June 2014

Bot Colony Now On Steam Early Access

north sideBot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, launches on Steam’s Early Access today together with a free browser-based mini-game, 20 Questions with Jimmy, playable now on the Bot Colony website. Montreal R&D company North Side Inc. is thrilled to premiere on Steam in Early Access with Bot Colony’s Season 1: Landfall. This package includes playable Alpha versions of the first two episodes, Intruder and Arrival, and the pre-order to Episode 3, Riot (entitling players to early access to the Riot Alpha, coming later this summer). Read the rest of this entry »

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16th June 2014

Knightmare Tower Available On Steam Today

juicy beastIndependent games developer and publisher Juicy Beast Studio is proud to announce the worldwide (PC) release of their critically acclaimed monster-hit, Knightmare Tower today on Steam. Originally a browser-based title and subsequently a popular download on iOS®, Google Play™ and Ouya™, the game has achieved phenomenal success with more than 10 million gameplay sessions, numerous mobile awards, consistently ranking up positive press reviews from across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th June 2014

Video Games Developed And Published In Canada Central To 2014 E3 Expo

ESACAgain showcasing Canadian talent and creativity, an impressive number of Canadian developed and published video games took centre stage at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Throughout the Expo, Canadian-made games were showcased on next generation consoles and a variety of mobile devices. Emanating from a creative cluster of companies which is the biggest in the world per capita, Canadian-produced games from Entertainment Software Association of Canada member companies at E3 include: Read the rest of this entry »

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9th June 2014

marblemedia Announces Development Partnership With Cirque du Soleil Média At Banff World Media Festival

marblemediaHot on the heels of marblemedia’s primetime expansion announcement, the Canadian cross-platform producer and distributor and Cirque du Soleil Média,the joint venture between the world-renowned Québec-based Cirque du Soleil and Bell Media, have announced at the Banff World Media Festival, a development deal which will see the two companies develop three projects including a mini-series, a one hour drama and a live-television musical event. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th June 2014

Disney XD Levels Up With Series Order Of Gaming Show

disneyxdDisneyXD has commissioned a 10-episode order of its recently piloted series Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) for the 2014/2015 television season. From innovative format creators at Banger Films’ and their newly formed kids division B-Minors, the half-hour series follows host Jesse Sukunda as he, along with his friends, dive into the virtual world of video games. Slated for broadcast in late fall, production on the series gets underway in Toronto later this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th June 2014

HBO Canada And Cineplex Bring Game Of Thrones Season Finale To Select Theatres

cineplexhbo canadaHBO Canada and Cineplex are offering Game Of Thrones fans the chance to watch the season 4 finale on the big screen with a theatre full of fellow die-hards. Admission is $10, which includes a free ticket to the event, a $10 concession voucher, a preview of upcoming programming and a draw for Game Of Thrones prizing, courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment and Random House of Canada. The Game Of Thrones Season 4 Finale Fan Event will simulcast the HBO Canada broadcast of the season finale, Sunday, June 15 at 9 pm ET in 29 participating Cineplex locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Visit the Cineplex Game Of Thrones info page for showtimes and participating theatres. Read the rest of this entry »

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