15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Call To Indies And Marketers For Game Connection America 2014

game connection europeGame Connection’s “Selected Projects” is once again giving independent developers the unique opportunity to pitch their games in front of some of the gaming world’s most influential people. Until January 10th, 2014, developers worldwide can submit their projects with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade of “Best Project” at Game Connection America, March 17-19 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th December 2013

Introducing The Mobile Pavilion At SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterThe SIGGRAPH 2014 Mobile Pavilion in Vancouver is the place where the mobile, embedded, and low-power industries come together: the leading IP companies, top app developers, device manufacturers, and mobile operating-system developers. With the unparalleled capabilities of modern mobile devices, this market is enjoying unprecedented growth and generating access to untapped revenues for organizations that are committed to this technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2013

Inaugural Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab Now Accepting Applications

bell mediaBell Media has announced that applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab. Announced earlier this year, the two-part program is designed to assist the career advancement of mid-level Canadian producers. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, January 10 2014 at 5 p.m. ET, with the program scheduled to begin in March 2014. The Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab is part of Bell Media’s TV Skills Development Initiative, which invests $1.8 million annually in a suite of national training programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

Inter-Dec College Launches Video Game Program

interdecInter-Dec College is proud to announce that its Laval campus is launching two new programs recognized by the ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST). Students from Laval and the northern periphery can now pursue studies in Interior Design or Video Games at a location close to home. These programs lead to an Attestation of College Studies diploma (AEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

VFS Game Design Expo Becomes VFS Speaker Series

VFSAfter seven fantastic years, Vancouver Film School has decided to evolve its annual Game Design Expo into a new initiative — The VFS Speaker Series. Launching in 2014, this year-round speaker series will cater to a wider audience by focusing on games, sound design, animation, and digital design. It will be more frequent, more accessible, and offer the possibility of online streaming so speakers and attendees from around the world can join the conversation. These events will pave the way for a future of industry networking opportunities. More details will be released in the coming months. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Janice McDonald Named A Recipient Of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

cwcCanadian Women in Communications and Technology (CWCT) announced earlier today that CWCT National Chair Janice McDonald is a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards.  Ms McDonald was recognized in the RBC Champion Category for making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

New Study Highlights Economic Impact Of Interactive Digital Media

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2012 (CIIP), which provides an in-depth look at the interactive digital media (IDM) industry in Canada, was released today during Interactive Ontario’s X-Summit programming at nextMEDIA. This report follows two previous editions of the Canadian Interactive Industry Profiles released in 2006 and 2008 but proposes a revised methodology that includes a more narrowed definition of the digital media industry to provide more of a focus on companies creating true “rich interactive experiences” (in terms of content creation) and those that supply services that directly enable other firms to create those experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Innovative Arts Programs Help Grow Young Artists In BC

Province of BC“British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs,” stated Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes in an announcement made earlier today. The BC Arts Council (BCAC), government’s lead agency for arts development, is launching: Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Maker Moms Triumph At Startup Weekend Toronto

mini-orbyGriflens, the new startup that hopes to spark a playground craze, are the winners of Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto. Their team beat out stiff competition from ten other innovative hardware startup ideas to win the contest that empowers entrepreneurs to launch businesses in a single weekend. They impressed judges with their 3D printed story beads that combine to tell an interactive online story that changes depending on which beads you have in your collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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