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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3rd June 2014

Falling Skies Game To Land This Autumn

Falling SkiesWhen aliens invade the Earth, who will rise up to save humankind? Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, today announced it will bring the popular -and made in BC- TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies to video game consoles Nintendo Wii U™, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and digital downloads available on Steam, PSN® and Xbox Live this autumn.  The tactical strategy RPG will be set in the tense, gritty world of the critically acclaimed series from Amblin Television. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Nintendo Brings The Thrill Of E3 To Everyone With Live Online Events

Nintendo CanadaNintendo goes “Live @ E3” next week with four big events that deliver real-time fun directly to fans. Get ready to enjoy the year’s biggest video game convention live from anywhere in the world.  On June 10, Nintendo will air the Nintendo Digital Event at 9 a.m. PT via Nintendo’s E3 page. Fans will enjoy breaking news about great gaming experiences on the way for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014 and beyond. Immediately following the Digital Event, Nintendo Minute: Live @ E3 offers a post-show recap packed with even more game information. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Family Channel Unleashes Three Big Ticket Summer Concerts Presented By LEGO Friends

Family ChannelGrab your shades because Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer campaign is looking bright with the announcement of not one, not two, but three Big Ticket Summer Concerts. Presented by LEGO Friends, this summer’s can’t-miss concert tour will make stops in Halifax (Friday, August 22; Halifax Metro Centre), Toronto (Saturday, August 23; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) and Edmonton (Monday, August 25; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) featuring a show-stopping lineup headlined by Australian pop sensation, Cody Simpson. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Watch Dogs Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that ongoing record sales for Watch Dogs, which has sold-through more than 4 million copies in its first week, positioning it as the best-selling new IP at launch across the video game industry*. Having already broken sales records in the first 24 hours following its release, Watch Dogs is now the company’s best-selling game ever in week one**. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

BC Government Grants Available For Developing Artists

Province of BCArts and culture organizations and developing artists can now apply for funding assistance through the BC Art Council’s Early Career Development Program. The program supports early career artists wanting to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency or mentorship. The provincially funded program supports the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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