Thursday, October 14, 2010

London kicking a$$ in digital media content

London companies and Big Blue Bubble are finalists in the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA).  CNMA acknowledges and celebrates the accomplishments of Canada's most successful digital media companies. is a finalist in the Digital Media Technology of the Year  category that recognizes Canadian technology that will most radically change the media landscape. has created technology that allows producers, casting directors, and businesses to negotiate directly with the voice over talent without an agency intercession.  The marketplace enables people to post a job, and then receive responses based on their specific project requirements.

Big Blue Bubble is a finalist in two categories!  Best Mobile Application  category for it's game  Thumpies  and the game's demonstration of excellent functionality, innovation, audience reach and frequency, and its excellent use of capabilities of the mobile medium.  Best Web-Based Game category acknowledges innovative games that are playable in a web browser.

Both finalists will be joining us at DIG 2010 as speakers!  Look forward to hearing from Canada's best! Pin It

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How Games Motivate People

A recent article by Adam Dole ( talks about how to turn gaming into a source of social change.  Dole argues that companies can adopt game-like mechanisms to satisfy user needs.  "Users" here referring broadly to consumers, customers, clients, etc.  Check out his idea of "Game Changing Benefits" Pin It

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Speaker Profile: Sean Murch

Sean produced his first video game, Grid Runner, for Radical Entertainment in 1994.

Prior to working in games, Sean enjoyed a successful career as a writer, producer and development executive in the film and television industry - most notably as Head of Development and Sales for Nelvana Enterprises, a $550M entertainment company focused on children and youth programming. Sean has also worked as a development producer for director Francis Ford Coppola.After shifting permanently to the video game sector, Sean worked at Electronic Arts, where he designed, built and managed a department of over a hundred content creators, tasked with providing character models, textures and rigs for all fifteen of the EA Sports line of products. Sean now holds dual roles as Head of Business Development for independent game developer, Next Level Games and CEO of Playful Entertainment, an independent publishing label based in Vancouver, BC. He is also a founding board member of BC Interactive. 

Sean is one of many industry leaders that will be lending their expertise and knowledge to DIG 2010. Click here to see a complete list of this years speakers!

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