Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Canada Overtakes UK as Third Largest Game Maker

More good news for the gaming industry in Canada. Yesterdays article at reports that "the country has now topped the U.K. as the third largest video game development community in the world. According to data from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, roughly 14,000 people are currently employed at the over 247 game companies in Canada -- a number surpassed only by the U.S. and Japan" Obviously this is great news for the future of the industry in Canada, especially for South Western Ontario, as 83% percent of Canada's games are developed between the major gaming regions of Vancouver, Montreal, and London/Southwestern Ontario.We are currently in the process of compiling our list of industry insiders that will be attending this years DIG Conference so look for that being posted soon! Pin It

Monday, July 5, 2010

Games Day Podcast Confirmed for Another Year!

Once again the guys at Games Day Podcast will be joining the DIG team, lending their expertise to cover the conference at their site here. The London locals are posting up to 4 shows a week now and giving their own spin on the newest games and trends in the industry. Their most recent episode "Judge A Book By It's Cover" takes an in-depth look at the box art of video games, which you can check out here.
They also have just released three more of their shorter GDP101's, covering online poker, multiplayer appeal, and a new pinball game for the iPad. Make sure you check them out! Pin It