Weekly roundup: Award news
This Friday’s news includes Rufus actor Rory J. Saper snagging a prize in the Las Vegas film fest, and the winners at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (award winner Real Gangsters pictured).
ACTRA Montreal announces 2013 award winners
Stunt performer and coordinator Dave Rigby (pictured) received the Award of Excellence at this year’s awards, presented July 6 in Montreal.
Former Club Penguin execs intro Hyper Hippo games
The B.C.-based digital game studio, led by former Disney Club Penguin execs Lance Priebe and Pascale Audette, has teamed with Oktobor Animation to launch the multiplatform game Mech Mice.
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.