Friday, January 14, 2011

London’s Big Blue Bubble to Develop for Nintendo 3DS

London video game developer Big Blue Bubble is bursting onto the 3-D scene. Big Blue Bubble will develop two new titles for the much anticipated Nintendo 3DS. The company’s recent launch Burn the Rope, currently sitting at the number two spot in the US and Canadian App Store, will be one, as well as an unnamed hack and slash style game, which is currently in production.

The hugely popular iOS game Burn the Rope is a gravity-based puzzle that requires players to burn ropes in different entanglements. The catch is ropes can only burn upwards. This leaves gamers tilting and turning to keep the flame alive.

“The game involves a mix of strategic planning, thinking ahead, coordination and the ability to stay in deep focus,” explains founder and CEO Damir Slogar. “… It will be on Nintendo 3DS and next generational virtual consoles by the end of 2011.”

The yet unnamed hack and slash game with side-scrolling is set to take place in an alternate reality amid an industrial revolution and a world war, in the late 1800’s.

With over 60 high profile games in its portfolio, Big Blue Bubble Inc. is one of Canada’s leading video game developers. Each of the company’s three divisions (Mobile, Console and Casual) is dedicated to making the best possible games by combining innovative designers with top caliber artists and industry leading programmers.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Student-2-Business: Connect with London's Digital Interactive Gaming Community

The 4th Annual Student-2-Business Networking Conference, taking place Thursday, January 27th, will connect emerging talent with London’s business community and professionals from seven leading industries. 

With the digital interactive gaming industry continuing to prosper and grow in London, the importance of talent retention and atrraction is paramount. As a thriving business sector, it is imperative that the game development community come out and support such an event.

The goal of the conference is to engage highly skilled students from the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and surrounding professional schools so graduates consider London as a place to live and work.

Each year during convocation over 13,000 students graduate from post-secondary institutions in London.  These students have spent a minimum of three years in the Forest City. Some are looking forward to starting their careers around the globe, but many would welcome the opportunity to begin their careers right here.   

DIG plays a vital role in helping our students build networks and make personal and business connections here in London.

This is not a job fair, it is an opportunity to meet the best and the brighest from top educational institutions, but we won't stop you from scouting for talent if that is what you want to do! 

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