18th November 2014

Far Cry 4 Available Around The World Today

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced that Far Cry® 4, sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012 (based on Metacritic as of 12/18/2012), is now available worldwide on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Arena Master, the Far Cry 4 Companion App, is now available on IOS and Android, both for tablets and smartphones. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios Far Cry 4 invites the player to experience the most expansive and immersive Far Cry ever, in an entirely new, massive open world. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

Disney Junior Canada Commissions Third Season Of Emmy-Nominated Preschool Series Justin Time

Disney JuniorDisney Junior has ordered a third season of the popular Canadian preschool series Justin Time from Guru Studio. The imaginative adventure show follows three friends as they travel to historical places and will see season three air exclusively on Disney Junior Canada’s English- and French-language channels in 2016. Production on the latest installment of the animated series, which includes
26 x 11-minute episodes, begins next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

BioWare Launches Dragon Age: Inquisition

BiowareBioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. has announced that the epic role-playing game Dragon Age™: Inquisition is now available in North America. Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next-generation of RPG from BioWare that combines powerful storytelling and compelling characters with beautiful, expansive open worlds for players to explore. 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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14th November 2014

Ten Diverse Language Projects Receive Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today $2.5M in funding to 10 convergent projects that applied to the Diverse Languages Program. Since 2010, the CMF has provided $8.9M to 48 projects as part of its Diverse Languages Program. Each of the 10 projects, all of which are documentaries, includes a television production with digital media components in Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and multilingual. The Diverse Languages Program supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Aboriginal languages. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2014

Big Blue Bubble Releases My PomPom for iOS

Big Blue BubbleYou’ve sung with her in the hit game My Singing Monsters, now you can talk, dance and even bring her into the real world! From Big Blue Bubble, the makers of the award-winning mobile phenomenon comes the latest title – My PomPom!  The more you play with PomPom, the more there is to do. Play with her to earn diamonds, then buy her treats to make her happy. Challenge yourself to become a master juggler in an exciting mini-game, and level her up to unlock new worlds and animations. Infused with all of the laughter and music from the original game, My PomPom is nonstop fun! Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2014

Award-Nominated Chariot Releases On Steam Today

frima studioFrima Studio has announced that couch co-op platformer Chariot is now available on Steam, following its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases earlier this fall. In Chariot, a princess and her fiancé venture deep into the royal catacombs to find a final resting place worthy of His Majesty. Featuring stunning environments and a wealth of challenges along the ride, Chariot tests players’ wits and teamwork in order to survive their perilous journey. Chariot is a finalist for eight awards, including Game of the Year, at The Canadian Videogame Awards being held November 21. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

Canadian Delegation Of Filmmakers To Visit India

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, the Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) are proud to activate the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty with India, which came into effect in July 2014, with a delegation of 14 Canadian producers taking part in the 4th Forum of the Canada-India Business Council, November 17 to November 19 in Mumbai, and at the 8th Film Bazaar, November 20 to November 24 in Goa. At the same time as this mission is in progress, the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), running November 20 to November 30, will present five Canadian films. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Designates November 21 As ‘Nintendo Day’

Nintendo CanadaNintendo of Canada fans young and old are counting down to Friday, November 21, when after months of anticipation, they will finally be able to get their hands on several of the most highly anticipated games this season: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on Nintendo 3DS.  Also available that day for the first time ever will be the all-new amiibo, interactive figures that will deliver a supercharged gaming experience and will be compatible with several Wii U titles. The initial amiibo lineup will feature 12 of the most iconic characters in the gaming world, including Mario, Princess Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer. 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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