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21st March 2013

Wavefront Launches Quebec’s First Mobile Device Library

wavefrontWavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, in partnership with CRIM, announces the launch of the first mobile device library in the province of Quebec. Based out of CRIM’s applied research centre in Montreal, the Wavefront Device Library offers the mobile developer community unprecedented access to more than 1,000 of the latest and most widely used devices on the market for testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2013

Roadhouse Interactive Announces Partnership With Games Workshop

roadhouse interactiveRoadhouse Interactive and Games Workshop® today announced they have entered into an agreement in which the Vancouver-based studio will develop a side-scrolling action game for smartphones and tablets where you guide a lone Space Marine on his journey to destroy endless hordes of enemies set in the exceptionally rich Warhammer 40,000 universe. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th March 2013

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists Announced

Canadian VideoGame AwardsThe finalists in sixteen categories were announced today for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards, which will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with  Fan Expo Vancouver.  Over 100 nominations were received this year from all parts of Canada, with ­­25 games represented in the list of finalists. All awards are for work developed in Canada and released in 2012. A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th March 2013

Canada Business Lounge At GDC 2013 Has Meeting Space And Networking Opportunities For Canadian Companies

Government of CanadaThe Canadian Trade Commissioner’s Office wants to make sure that Canadian game developers attending this year’s Game Developers Conference later this month in San Francisco are aware of the Canada Business Lounge service as well as the International Publisher Sessions. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities and the assistance afforded to expanding the horizons of Canadian game development. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th March 2013

MechWarrior Online Developer Piranha Games Has Nostalgia on Tap at Free-To-Play PAX East Panel

IGPInfinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games Inc. (PGI) have announced that Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman, president and creative director of the acclaimed Free-To-Play title MechWarrior Online, will be attending PAX East for the Sunday afternoon panel, “Going Back to the Future – Calling All Mechwarriors, Tribes and Star Citizens”. Taking place Sunday, March 24 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Arachnid Theater, Russ and Bryan will be joined by Chris Roberts, President, Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen) and Todd Harris, President, Hi-Rez Studios (Tribes Ascend) and moderated by Penny Arcade’s Ben Kuchera. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th March 2013

Level Up Showcase Puts Ontario’s Top Game Design Talent In The Spotlight

mini-orbyOn April 3, 2013, the 3rd annual Level Up Showcase will kick off at the Design Exchange, featuring student-developed games and over 600 attendees from Ontario’s diverse video games community. The event is co-hosted and organized by faculty from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto and OCAD University. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th March 2013

Fuseboxx 2.0 Now Available

fuseMobile ad technology and publishing platform developer Fuse Powered Inc. has launched Fuseboxx™ 2.0, the public version of its publishing technology platform for iOS and Android apps. Featuring extensive reporting, actionable per-player analytics and powerful tools, Fuseboxx™ 2.0 provides app publishers with an advanced one-stop platform to maximize user retention and monetization. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th March 2013

Elias Toufexis Announced As Host For The 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsI was very happy to see this announcement – I had tweeted several weeks ago that I’d like to see Elias as this year’s host. The producers of the Canadian Videogame Awards are delighted to announce that Elias Toufexis will be the host for this year’s show, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20, 2013. Elias has garnered a loyal and enthusiastic following in the videogame world with dozens of roles in popular games like the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell series and most notably for his 2012 CVA Best New Character winning role of Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Elias is also known for his television roles in Supernatural, Smallville, Alphas, Eureka, Lost Girl, and dozens more. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th March 2013

Game On 2.0 – New Ontario Science Centre Exhibition Explores Gaming History, Technology And Culture

Ontario Science CentreThe world’s largest touring exhibition on the evolution of video games makes its first Canadian appearance at the Ontario Science Centre. With more than 150 playable games, Game On 2.0 charts key game developments from 1962 to the present day; from the very first commercial coin-operated pinball game to the latest in virtual reality, multi-player experiences and 3D video games. This new exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013 and is free with general admission. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2013

GDC Best In Play Award Winners Announced

GDCAfter a successful and diverse turnout at last year’s 2012 GDC Play debut, GDC Play comes back to San Francisco in 2013. With this year’s return comes the introduction of Best in Play, a showcase of GDC Play’s finest games. For this new ‘Best in Play’ award program, all GDC Play exhibitors will be judged on their in-development or complete games by a panel of veteran GDC organizers and Gamasutra editors. Eight participating games will be selected and announced as ‘Best in Play’ winners prior to GDC. Winners will be announced mid-February and they will receive two All-Access passes to GDC 2014. Special ‘Best in Play’ designations will be attached to the honorees’ GDC Play kiosks at GDC 2013, where their games will be playable to all GDC attendees. Read the rest of this entry »

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