• Village Gamer

  • Emily Carr University Of Art + Design Granted Funding To Study The Art Of Data

2nd December 2014

Emily Carr University Of Art + Design Granted Funding To Study The Art Of Data

Emily Carr UniversityEmily Carr University of Art + Design has received funding to study data aesthetics, which looks at the visual and cultural effects of how society manages and uses data. Emily Carr University’s Studio for Extensive Aesthetics was awarded almost $57,000 from this year’s BC Knowledge Development Fund. The money will go toward purchasing equipment for a dedicated research facility and the project supports the work of the Canada Research Chair in art and design technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Education, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Animation, Associations, Audio, Careers, CGFX, Digital Products, Education, Events, Game Dev, National News, Peripherals, Research Studies, scholarships, Software By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Associations, Business News, Careers, Digital Products, Game Dev, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

19th November 2014

Hootsuite Announces The Love List

HootSuiteHootSuite has launched The Love List, a recurring monthly report which ranks more than 450 of the world’s top brands on which are seeing the most love on social media. The Love List uses data provided by uberVU via Hootsuite, a robust listening, social monitoring, and advanced analytics solution, to pull in hundreds of millions of publicly available social media posts. Brands are ranked in order on The Love List using three key data points, including the total number of brand mentions received, the sentiment score for the particular brand and the percentage of social conversations about the brand containing the word “love” over a month period of time. Using this formula, each brand is assigned a score between one and 100. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Digital Products, National News, Research Studies, Social Media By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Associations, Business News, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

22nd October 2014

HootSuite Announces Social Business Benchmark And Global Agency Partner Program To Accelerate Social Business

HootSuiteSocial relationship platform HootSuite has released the results of its survey on social adoption in the enterprise from Connect via Hootsuite: New York. The Hootsuite Social Business Benchmark showed that the majority of organizations surveyed believe social media is critical to staying competitive and engaging audiences, yet they face challenges in deriving value from the data they mine from social and aligning departments. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Digital Products, National News, Research Studies, Social Media, Software By: | Print This Post Print This Post

8th October 2014

Canada Media Fund Releases White Paper On Understanding Funding Organizations

Canada Media FundAudiovisual and digital media funding organizations in different markets are faced with common issues and challenges in order to adapt their funding mechanisms and programs to ongoing market changes in content consumption, production and distribution. A new white paper published by the Canada Media Fund in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Power to the Pixel, demonstrates that funding organizations have implemented policies and programs to meet current needs and are looking to creative means in order to face the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Currenty 2 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Careers, Digital Products, Education, fundraisers, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

26th September 2014

New Study Released On How Canadians Select Their Audiovisual Content

oldTVNew technologies are influencing the viewing habits of Canadian consumers with regard to audiovisual content and at the same time enhancing the availability of such content. A study, How Canadians Select Audiovisual Content (PDF), was commissioned by Telefilm Canada, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Based on results of focus groups convened across the country, indicates, notably, that Canadians are now increasingly choosing to watch TV series instead of feature films and confirms that most film-viewing is done through television. The study found, moreover, that consumers are increasingly seeking on-demand access to audiovisual products across a wide variety of platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Associations, Business News, Digital Products, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currenty 2 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Associations, Business News, Careers, Digital Products, Events, Game Dev, Government, National News, Research Studies, Studios By: | Print This Post Print This Post

  • Archives

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter


  • Select a list:

    Annex|Pro
  • GuildWars2Live
  • Canadian Online Gamers
  • GWEN Radio
  • Gamers Giving Back

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE