Behaviour’s Rémi Racine appointed CBC chair

Rémi Racine, president and executive producer of Montreal’s Behaviour Interactive, has been named chairperson of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors for a five-year term, as announced by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Sixteen winners take home Digital Alberta Awards

The winners of the 2012 Digital Alberta Awards were revealed earlier this month to a full house. They include: Community and Education Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design: First Generation Albertans, Giannitsos & PoonBest in E-learning: Time to Drill, Sajak & FarkiBest Digital Media Leader – Community Leader, Educator, Program Leader, or Department Head: Owen Brierley,Continue reading “Sixteen winners take home Digital Alberta Awards”

Canada’s next-gen digital sector requires new forms of capital to compete globally

Latest study unveils industry growth opportunities through more private investment (See below for a link to a PDF of the study.) (TORONTO and BANFF, June 12, 2012) Increased private capital is the missing link for building up successful interactive digital media companies in Canada, according to a new report commissioned by the Canadian Interactive AllianceContinue reading “Canada’s next-gen digital sector requires new forms of capital to compete globally”

Brazilian International Game Festival & Indie Games Festival open to submissions

The inaugural Brazilian International & Indie Game Festival (BIG) is looking for your game submissions! BIG is the first international festival of independent games in Latin America and wants game submissions from all platforms for a chance to win one of several awards, including a US$15,000 prize for best indie game. There are no fees forContinue reading “Brazilian International Game Festival & Indie Games Festival open to submissions”

Canadian video games shining at E3 Expo

A slew of major Canadian-produced video game titles are shining at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), highlighting the strength and vitality of Canada’s video game industry. At this year’s E3 Expo, taking place in Los Angeles from June 5 to 7, 2012, Canadian-developed blockbuster titles such as Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed III, WBContinue reading “Canadian video games shining at E3 Expo”