13th September 2011

Fire Zone Increased With Burn The Rope Worlds Release

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble Inc. has released a sequel to their smash hit iPhone game Burn the Rope, with over 6 million downloads. Burn the Rope: WORLDS, the hot new addition to the Burn the Rope franchise is finally available for an iDevice near you.

Burn the Rope: Worlds lights up your iPhone all over again with 100 brand-new levels, four different themed worlds including Jungle, Mechanical, Fantasy and Space; and an exciting brand new mini-game called Endless Burn. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2011

hyperWALLET Launches Low-Cost Online Merchant Payment Service

hyperwallethyperWALLET has announced the availability of its new low-cost online merchant payment processing service for organizations and their customers with the “Direct Pay” online merchant payment option. The service provides a secure, cost-effective complement to card payments by enabling customers to pay for products using funds from their bank account, an online e-wallet, or combination of both.

“Until now, organizations experiencing high merchant processing fees had little choice when it came to lowering payment costs or offering customers additional payment acceptance methods,” states Bill Crowley, VP of Product Development at hyperWALLET Systems Inc. “By using Direct Pay, companies can gain dramatic cost-savings compared to card processors, and can offer customers a convenient way to make purchases online without maxing out their credit cards.” Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2011

Merging Media Announces Eight Innovative Exhibitors

merging media conferenceMerging Media Productions Inc. and the Canadian Media Production Association-BC are delighted to announce the top Vancouver companies that have been selected to exhibit their innovative products and technology at the first VEDC Innovation Gallery presented during the Merging Media Conference + Masterclass on October 27th and 28th.

Exhibiting Companies:

  1. Atimi Software 
  2. Invoke Media 
  3. Magnify Digital
  4. Pug Pharm
  5. OverInteractive
  6. Scan2 Mobile 
  7. Xomo Digital Inc.

“Merging Media is a great event that merges thought leadership with innovators, and connects them to Vancouver’s business ecosystem” observed Lee Malleau, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, key sponsor of the Gallery. “It’s a catalyst event during an exciting time for the creative economy in Vancouver.”

The VEDC Innovation Gallery presented at the W2 Media Café on October 28th will showcase a selection of cutting edge platforms, software and technology produced by some of our city’s top innovators to introduce media producers to the latest tools in gamification, social media and multi-platform development.

In addition to the Innovation Gallery, there are 45 world class speakers presenting at Merging Media and a terrific program that is full of inspiration and ideas for attendees.

If you don’t yet have a pass for Merging Media, or know someone who would like to attend, enter the Merging Media Sweepstakes.  Until September 23rd, we will be providing two chances to win a pass to Merging Media 2011. Entering is easy, all you have to do is “Like”  Merging Media on Facebook and fill out the sweepstakes entry form. If you prefer Twitter, you can enter over there as well.

You have just two weeks left to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and to submit your Pitch 360 cross media project. Be one of eight participants to present at M+M2011’s Masterclass and Pitch 360 sessions and have a chance to win the $10,000 BC FILM development award.

If you are interested in meeting YouTube and Google representatives along with other VIP guest delegates when you attend Merging Media 2011,  the M+M2011 International B2B Sessions will match US business delegates with local companies attending the conference on October 28th from 9 am to 5 pm at W2 Media Café, as part of the Business activities during the event.

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13th September 2011

Meet Needium

neediumMontreal’s Needium, a pioneer in the nascent social media lead generation space, announced today the public debut of the much anticipated next-generation of its social media customer discovery platform and managed service at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference in Santa Clara. Every minute in social media, consumers publicly express explicit (“Can anyone recommend a good sushi restaurant in New York?”) and implicit (“I’m hungry”) needs via status updates; the vast majority of these needs go unanswered.

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13th September 2011

Latest Version of Distrix Now Available

spark integration technologiesVancouver’s Spark Integration Technologies, Inc. (Spark) has released the latest version of Distrix®, a software tool for distributed information exchange and systems integration in mixed-environment systems. Distrix 2.3 now supports multiple connections between Distrix servers enabling simultaneous single or multi-protocol links. Information can be rerouted immediately and automatically to backup connections to provide highly resilient communication links without impacting the connecting systems. Support for multiple, simultaneous connections over the same protocol improves throughput for high-volume, multi-threaded data distribution. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2011

Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Toronto

Government of CanadaThanks to new partnerships with the University of Toronto, fourteen businesses in southern Ontario will have an opportunity to bring innovative products to market and increase their productivity and competitiveness, in areas such as information technology, biomedical sciences, life sciences and engineering. Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced the agreements between the University and local small- and medium-sized businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th September 2011

Shaw and Cisco to Establish Extensive Wi-Fi Network in Western Canada

Shaw CableShaw Communications and Cisco have announced their partnership agreement to deploy an extensive and advanced Wi-Fi network in Western Canada to provide broadband wireless access that will be available to Shaw customers in various markets where Wi-Fi access points are deployed. The next-generation network will allow Shaw customers to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like tablets, mobile phones and computers to thousands of Wi-Fi access points in Shaw’s communities.cisco The Shaw Wi-Fi network is set to begin deployment in late 2011, with a customer launch in Spring 2012.

Data usage and the demand for connectivity continue to increase: according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015), there will be nearly 15 billion network connections by 2015. Shaw will use several advanced Cisco® Internet networking technologies, including the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, and Cisco ASR 5000 and 1000 Series routers to deliver enhanced video, data, and mobile services to residential and commercial customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th September 2011

Demons Pit Art Pack For Dungeon Demon Now Available

Rusty Axe GamesRusty Axe Games is proud to announce the release of The Demons Pit, another high quality art pack for use with their 2D RPG and computer adventure game map editing software, Dungeon Demon.

The Demons Pit art pack features 75 pieces of lava and demonic plane genre artwork.  The Demons Pit can be purchased online, and is $3.99 for the personal use version, and the commercial license version (which allows for use in computer games) is $24.99 and comes with source PNG files.

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12th September 2011

Deus Ex Human Revolution Coming To Mac

Deus Ex Human Revolution May ScreenshotUK-based Feral Interactive has announced that it will be bringing the Action-RPG game Deus Ex: Human Revolution™ to the Mac platform in winter 2011/12. Developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix™ for game consoles and PC, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the legendary Deus Ex™.  Pricing, system requirements and a more precise release date will be announced later this year.

“We are delighted to partner with Feral, a leading expert in development for the Mac platform, to bring the acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Mac players, ” said Stephane D’Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal. “The game presents a powerful vision of a dystopian future, and we’re excited that gamers will now be able to experience it on the Mac.” Read the rest of this entry »

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12th September 2011

Get Elusive Ninja For iOS At Half-Price

bulletproof outlawsBulletproof Outlaws is pleased to announce a 50% off the regular $1.99 price “Back-To-School-Boredom” sale on their first flashy, fast-paced iPhone and iPod Touch release – Elusive Ninja: The Shadowy Thief.  With a 4-Star rating on the US App Store and a 4.5-Star rating on the Canadian App Store, Elusive Ninja has has over 20,000 users dodging Throwing-Stars and catching Sushi.  The sale starts Monday, September 12th and runs through Sunday, September 18th.

For students attending game development and business entrepreneurship courses, Elusive Ninja features over 100 pages of behind-the-scenes documentation about the game’s development, the business side of starting up a game studio, a Post-Mortem analysis, the original Game Design Document with commentary, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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