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Posted By Sim@CanDevs

Robin White-Holmes, a former co-worker of mine recently passed away. She was a talented and professional artist, and had a unique sense of humour which I thoroughly enjoyed. The video games industry has lost a great asset, and she will be sorely missed indeed. Farewell Robin, Godspeed.

Obituary Link


Posted By Sim@CanDevs

To many, the Canadian school system does not do a great job in teaching students about Canadian history. The history of Canada is rich in its list of characters and events, and they deserve to be recognized and celebrated. So a few years ago, the Centre for the Study of Democracy, in partnership with Toronto game developer Bitcasters, set out to create the History Game Canada video game. Their aim is to reach out and teach Canadian history in a fun and interactive way.

Based on Civilization III, History Game Canada is a turn-based strategy game. It allows players to select a peoples (including the French, English, Mohawk, Ojibwe, and several others) and rewrite history in the New France Period (1525 - 1763). Players have choices like exploration, trade, diplomacy, and conquest as they lead their civilization.

To download the free, standalone game, visit History Game Canada.


Posted By Sim@CanDevs

Here's a much delayed update. Now that I've gotten some things out of the way (including the FIFA World Cup), I hope to make more regular updates to the site.

From Winnipeg comes CubeForce Media. They are an independent game production studio specializing in MMORPG development. Their list of projects includes Aerrevan and The Legend of Dekkane. is non-profit mental health engagement program that utilizes interactive games. Its roots are in London, Ontario's mental health services. Examples of the online games and tools used in the program can be found on their web site.

Located in Ottawa, Snowed In Studios is a custom software solutions provider specializing in games and interactive media. The studio is run by industry veterans from Ubisoft Montreal and EA Vancouver.

Zensoft Studios is a collective of interactive media and game companies. Zensoft is involved in a wide variety of areas including providing production services, and games development. The studios are located in Calgary.

Thanks to the following for the information about their companies: Neil (CubeForce), Brian (mindyourmind), Matt (Snowed In), and Bruno (Zensoft).





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