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19th September 2013

MaRS Introduces Investment Platform To Mobilize Private Capital For Public Good

MaRSMaRS Discovery District officially launched its new impact investing platform, SVX (Social Venture Connexion), in an announcement this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange. It is the first local impact investment platform of its kind in North America. To celebrate the launch, Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, joined Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group, the Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, and Adam Spence, Associate Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, to open trading this morning at 9:30 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Ground Pounders Kickstarter Android Demo And PC Update Released

kerberos productionsKerberos Productions, which launched its first Kickstarter campaign last month for the sci-fi wargame Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders, continues to offer the general public, as well as Kickstarter supporters, the opportunity to get hands-on with the game by releasing an Android device Alpha demo to Google Play for free.  As well, the PC Alpha demo, which was released through GamersHell.com in August, is being updated with air and engineering units. Inspired by classic wargames like Panzer General, Ground Pounders is a hex-based, turn-based science fiction strategy game, designed to give gamers a new twist on traditional turn-based warfare. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Renowned Voice Actor Mark Meer Joins The Long Dark

hinterlandHinterland Games is thrilled to announce that talented actor Mark Meer has joined Hinterland and will be voicing The Long Dark‘s protagonist, bush pilot William Mackenzie. Fans of the Mass Effect series will no doubt recognize Mark as the iconic Commander Shepard in that blockbuster game franchise, and we’re honoured that he’ll be bringing the lead character in The Long Dark to life. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Kibooco Launches PAC Fundraising Program

kiboocoWith the new school year upon us, if your school is anything like the ones in our town, fundraising to support the PAC and other school activities are high priority. Vancouver-based creative platform Kibooco has built a “digital DIY” platform for kids to create their own designs, make them into custom products and share them for social good. Kibooco allows kids to design and make awesome personalized and custom products while raising awareness and money for causes and communities they care about.  The recently  launched Kibooco PAC Program is a fun, unique, and best of all – super simple – fundraising program that connects kids directly to helping raise money for their school. The team at Kibooco absolutely recognizes how busy parents and PAC members are, and the infograph shown below very quickly highlights the features of their low-maintenance, hassle-free program – with no cost to the PAC and tons of creative fun. This program will also work for daycares, community clubs, associations and even events. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

Hinterland Launches KickStarter For The Long Dark

hinterlandThe development team at BC’s Hinterland Games is sending out a huge THANK YOU for the interest in their studio and its first game. They are over the moon that you’re as excited about The Long Dark as they are and recognize that they wouldn’t be here without you. The team has launched their official KickStarter campaign, and it’s off to a great start as the staff at KickStarter have chosen it as a Staff Pick. The KickStarter campaign runs until October 16th 2013, and is looking for a total contribution goal of $200 000.00. Check out the studio’s informational video over on the KickStarter page. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

Fort Technology Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build TickleVault

fort technologyTickleVault is a project formed by Fort Technology, an Alberta based technology company, to provide a secure alternative to Dropbox hosted on Canadian soil. The TickleVault system allows users to backup and synchronize files between their PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone and have the files stored encrypted in a secure location in downtown Edmonton. The easy to use web interface allows other devices to access files stored in the encrypted TickleVault storage, providing users access to their data anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd August 2013

MechWarrior Online Players Make Sarah’s Mech A Smashing Success By Raising $122,200 For The Canadian Cancer Society

piranha gamesMechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games and publisher Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) revealed the final tally of the “Sarah’s ‘Mech” fundraiser drive for the Canadian Cancer Society, a campaign honoring the passing of one of the youngest and most talented Canadian pilots in the Inner Sphere, five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries. The custom Jenner Class Chassis Champion ‘Mech, “Sarah’s ‘Mech”, raised more than $122,200. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Introducing Steel And Steam: Episode 1

red meat gamesHot off the grill, a new video game studio has arrived in St. John’s. Founded by two game developers with a passion for intense experiences, Red Meat Games offers the kind of video games that players have a hunger for, and their first offering is partway through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Steel & Steam: Episode 1 is a retro fantasy steampunk JRPG situated in a large open world. The studio’s initial funding goal has been met, and the developers are now working towards realizing their stretch goals, to which further contributions received will be applied. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2013

MechWarrior Online Developers Honour 5 Year Old Cancer Victim With Custom Jenner Champion

piranha gamesToday Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing honour the passing of one of the youngest and most talented Canadian pilots in the MechWarrior Online Inner Sphere, five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries. A custom Jenner Class Chassis Champion ‘Mech, “Sarah’s ‘Mech”, is available now for pilots to purchase for $10 USD through August 20th, with 100 percent of the proceeds (after third-party transaction fees) going to the Canadian Cancer Society. The five year old Vancouver native loved piloting the Jenner ‘Mech in MechWarrior Online with her father, Jon Parries. Calling the enemy ‘Mechs “baddies”, she and her father dominated the Inner Sphere on a regular basis in the current Open Beta. Her favorite ‘Mech chassis was the Jenner ‘Mech with streak SRMs, “because she liked to move fast, lock on, and liked using night vision,” according to her father. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th July 2013

Mediagator Launches Crowdfunded News Reading App

gnow-itOttawa’s Mediagator has announced the launch of their flagship mobile app Gnow.it on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo in an effort to raise $30,000. Gnow.it is a news reading app powered by artificial intelligence that promises automated personalization in order to provide a unique reading experience for each of its end users. Read the rest of this entry »

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