21st November 2014

SIGGRAPH 2015 Call For Submissions Now Open

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2015 invites you to showcase your expertise and unique technical and creative skills during the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th November 2014

World’s Leading Immersive Products, Experts, And Industry Join Forces At Immersed

immersedOrganized by the Immersive Technology Alliance, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto on Sunday, November 23rd and Monday, November 24th. Full registration includes sessions, meals and priority exhibit access. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

New Study On Monetizing Digital Media Released

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) has released Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and Canadian Heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2014

GameOn Finance Conference November 20-21 In Toronto

GameON FinanceOn November 20-21, 2014, GameON: Finance will welcome international games industry leaders and Canadian success stories to Ontario’s premiere interactive business conference.  Interactive Ontario is proud to present North America’s top business forum for the interactive entertainment industry, connecting developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. Now in its seventh year, GameON: Finance 2014 takes place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Support DigiBC’s Humble Bundle

DigiBCThis week’s Weekly Bundle is a Vancouver Edition brought to you by DigiBC, and the Association is excited to bring this bundle of seven incredible BC-developed games! Humble Bundle allows you to pay what you want for a bundle of games including Shank, Penny Arcade Adventures (Episodes 1 & 2), The Baconing and Boximals Bounce (Early Access). Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

BCIC Marks A Decade Of service

bcicThis month marks the BC Innovation Council’s 10 year anniversary as a Crown agency. The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) is dedicated to strengthening B.C.’s technology ecosystem and creating jobs through the growth of start-ups. The organization provides support for programs, competitions and industry events and has delivered hands-on skills training and mentorship to hundreds of tech-minded entrepreneurs since opening its doors 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2014

Interactive Ontario Releases Coproduction Guide For Canadian Producers

Interactive OntarioVia The Canada Media FundInteractive Ontario has launched a new report designed to guide Canadian interactive digital media (IDM) producers in taking advantage of international coproduction opportunities. International Digital Media Coproduction: A Guide for Canadian Companies (PDF) was created in association with DEEP Inc and Amythos Media, with funding from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Media Fund and the Bell Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2014

Reminder: DigiBC Townhall Thursday September 25 2014

DigiBCvia DigiBC: Introduced in 2010, the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in late 2014.  Our DigiBC survey indicates that from 2009 to 2013, 1,700 new jobs have been created and the industry has expanded to 5,700 direct jobs working in 142 companies in the video games sector. We estimate the government has paid over $100 million in cash based tax credits which have in turn resulted in a tax surplus of $135 million to the BC government. It is essential that the Interactive Digital Media tax Credit is extended at a minimum and better if it is enhanced if we want to become number one in Canada again. We need your support and help! Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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