Ubisoft Quebec makes Francois Pelland development topper
Pelland (pictured), whose Ubisoft credits include Assassin’s Creed III and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, was promoted as the company hires “several dozen” to support new projects.
How fan boys drive Machinima into original series
The global video entertainment brand is leveraging millions of interactions on its YouTube channel as it invests in premium original programming.
ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort
Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.
Minority Media’s Papo & Yo wins big at NUMIX Awards
The Quebec multimedia kudosfest also gave Apartment 11 Productions the best convergent production prize for its kids-based Cross Country Fun Hunt product (Papo & Yo pictured).
Far Cry 3 wins at Canadian Videogame Awards
Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 (pictured) took home six awards, including game of the year, while BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 won three prizes at the ceremony held Saturday.
Teletoon Retro launches second-screen trivia game
The online cartoon trivia games, Toon Feud in English and Les P’tits Genies in French, are accessible via tablets, smartphones or computers.
Showcase promotes with partners and aliens
The Shaw Media channel has launched a multi-platform campaign, which includes a partnership with EB Games around Defiance and Continuum.
Japanese game co Namco Bandai opening Vancouver studio
The game developer and publisher behind classics like Pac-Man is setting up a Vancouver subsidiary at The Centre for Digital Media (pictured) that will develop online social games.
Wilby.tv enters pact to make 3D games
The licensing agreement gives the kids’ social media site (pictured) the ability to use Urbanimmersive Technologies’ software to make 3D environments.
Canadian Videogame Awards unveils finalists
Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja (pictured) leads the charge with 11 nominations, while Minority Media’s Papa and Yo and Queasy Games’ Sound Shapes are also up for awards.