• Village Gamer

  • Mia’s Reading Adventure by Kutoka Interactive Wins A Gold Medal

2nd February 2009

Mia’s Reading Adventure by Kutoka Interactive Wins A Gold Medal

kutoka MontrealMia’s Reading Adventure – The Bugaboo Bugs has won a Gold Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards. Developed by Kutoka Interactive of Montreal, Mia’s Reading Adventure is for children aged 5-9. The game follows primary school Mia Mousecurriculum and enables the player to lead Mia the Mouse through a reading adventure. Designed to entertain, teach and spur imagination, the Mia series of titles feature lovable 3D characters who also happen to be house pests who have moved into Mia’s mansion.

Mia’s Reading Adventures, comprised thus far of six chapters, “includes 12 exciting reading and writing skills activities each with 4 distinct levels of difficulty. Topics covered: associating images to words, adverbs, phonics, rhymes, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, reading comprehension, word recognition and more.” Mia’s Reading Adventure comes in DVD-ROM format, and runs on both Windows and MAC platforms.

Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Awards, Educational, Everyone By: | Print This Post Print This Post

2nd February 2009

Call For Entries for PICK 20 Awards

PICK20 Awards – Backbone Entertainment Magazine and KPMG are searching for the Top 20 Web 2.0 pioneering companies in Canada. Is yours one? Do you know one that is? Backbone and KPMG are looking for the companies who are leading the way across four implementation categories:

1) Problem solving: customer response, idea generation, solution brainstorming ?
2) Innovation: crowdsourcing, market prediction, participatory feedback
3) Collaboration: jams, customer input, user rankings?
4) Knowledge sharing and management: teamware, wikis, blogs and collaborative content creation

To nominate your company or someone else’s, visit the PICK 20 nomination page. Winners will be announced in the August/September issue of Backbone Magazine. The deadline for submissions is March 2 2009.

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Awards, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

2nd February 2009

Absolute Adds Wi-Fi Tracking to Laptop Tracking Capabilities

Absolute customers use Google Maps, GPS and Wi-Fi to visually track their computers

Absolute SoftwareVancouverAbsolute® Software Corporation announced today that it has added Wi-Fi geolocation tracking to its popular Computrace® line of mobile computer anti-theft and management products. With this addition, customers can now track their computing devices on a Google™ map using either GPS or Wi-Fi triangulation location information sent from the laptop.

“In the present economic climate, there is increasing pressure on IT and compliance departments to get more from their investments in mobile computing while ensuring maximum protection against data breaches,” said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. “The addition of Wi-Fi tracking is helpful for us in our recovery efforts and for organizations in reducing loss and exposure to data breaches. But, more importantly, it enables organizations to track their Wi-Fi enabled computing assets, such as desktops, laptops, and netbooks, on a single worldwide map. When used effectively, this intuitive tool can help them mitigate losses by enabling simple and timely identification of when an asset may have moved to unauthorized locations.”
Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Digital Products By: | Print This Post Print This Post

2nd February 2009

Sony Unveils Winning VAIO Notebook Designs Created by Canadians

sonystyle CanadaTorontoSony Canada today unveiled the winning designs from its This Vaio PC Is Me Contest.  Canadians were given the opportunity to submit designs and share their inspirations for the latest line of VAIO FW notebook computers. The contest, which ran from October 1 First Placethrough November 15, 2008, offered entrants from across the country the unique experience of working with Sony to develop an authentic and stylish product.

The winning design and runner-ups were selected from hundreds of submissions. Through the voting and submission process, Canadians were asked to vote for their favourite designs, allowing them to be part of creating a truly personalized product.
Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Awards, Digital Products, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

2nd February 2009

NOMBZ Online Releases An Update

PowerUp StudiosVancouverPowerUp announces a major update to the NOMBZ: Night of a Million Billion Zombies ONLINE public beta release!

The update includes numerous bug fixes, performance optimizations, and feature NOMBZ Onlinerefinements, much of which is in response to player feedback received during the first two weeks of our public beta. Also included in this update are several new levels for both the single and multiplayer game modes, along with two new environments.

NOMBZ ONLINE continues to evolve in response to player feedback, as PowerUp pursues its goal of making NOMBZ ONLINE the best free 3D browser-based zombie game on the web!

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Game Dev, New Releases By: | Print This Post Print This Post

2nd February 2009

CFTPA Pleased With Federal Budget’s Support For Funds

CFTPAOttawa – The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) is pleased the government has listened and given a two year extension to the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) and the Canada New Media Fund (CNMF).

“The CTF is the single most important initiative that supports distinctively Canadian television shows,” says Guy Mayson, President and CEO, CFTPA. “Since its inception in 1995, the CTF has contributed $2.5 billion to the economy, and triggered the production of more than $8 billion in Canadian programming. Overall across Canada the independent production sector employs close to 100,000 Canadians every year. Long-term sustainable financing is absolutely key to the stability of our sector.”

The CFTPA is also pleased the government is supporting the growth potential of interactive media production by essentially maintaining funding levels to the CNMF. The CNMF is a national program that supports the creation and distribution of interactive digital cultural content products. A strong interactive sector is essential if Canada is to be competitive in the exploding international digital marketplace.

Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 0 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

  • Archives

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter


  • Select a list:

    Annex|Pro
  • GWEN Radio
  • Gamers Giving Back

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE