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.

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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.

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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.

WilbyTV 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.


Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia names new president

Lisa Bugden (pictured) will head up the new agency, which was launched in November 2012 to bolster the province’s creative business development.


Club Penguin execs launch digital gaming studio in B.C.

Lance Priebe and Pascale Audette will head up Hyper Hippo Productions, which will offer children’s games across several digital platforms.

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CMF announces gross sales reportage tool

As part of guideline changes unveiled last April, producers must submit gross sale reports for CMF-funded projects, as part of the organization’s aim to promote project success.


EA lays off employees in Montreal, L.A.

President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau said in a statement Thursday that the layoffs come as part of the next-gen console transition and emergence of mobile platforms for gameplay.


Canadian screen industry boosts production volume to $5.9 billion: report

Profile 2012: An Economic Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada reported a drop in foreign location shoots, but an increase in both Canadian TV and theatrical production.


Mercury Active acquires Riptide Games

The digital entertainment studio will purchase Riptide’s proprietary gaming library and design and production services unit.