Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Browser For Mac Kids Created

Freeverse Software today announced that BumperCar has begun shipping to retail outlets in North America. Designed to be both fun for kids and reassuring for parents and teachers, BumperCar filters objectionable web content, limits the sharing of personal information, (such as a child’s address or phone number), and offers unprecedented parental controls. Recipient of a coveted MacWorld "Best of Show" award, BumperCar is the single best tool to help manage your child’s web experience. BumperCar offers simple "Low", "Medium" and "High" safety settings, as well as the ability to customize all of its features in detail. BumperCar filters profanity, forces … Continue reading Browser For Mac Kids Created

Konami Working On Dance Revolution 2

Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Karaoke Revolution Volume 2, the follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed music game, will hit the stage this July for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Building on the success of Karaoke Revolution’s groundbreaking and innovative karaoke video game experience, this edition will feature an all-new line-up of 35 hit songs, additional characters and venues and a new Medley Mode that allows for multiplayer gameplay. Last year’s award-winning title and only interactive karaoke video game for the PlayStation 2, Karaoke Revolution(tm) was praised for its innovation, … Continue reading Konami Working On Dance Revolution 2

Triplets Of Belleville Animator Joins Sarbakan

Yann Tremblay, one of The Triplets of Belleville's main animators, has recently joined Sarbakan's team as lead 2d animator. Yann, who was responsible of the character Bruno the dog's animation in the Triplets of Belleville, will now supervise the animation of some of Sarbakan's upcoming feature projects. Yann, a graduate of the Vancouver Film Institute, has worked extensively in the field over the last 10 years. He has recently completed two National Film Board of Canada projects, "Christmas Christmas" and "Penguins Behind Bars." Sarbakan has hired over the last few weeks many of Canada's top talents in their respective fields … Continue reading Triplets Of Belleville Animator Joins Sarbakan

Eidos Deals With Climax

Eidos, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces it has signed a development deal with Climax. Climax’s Brighton studio is developing Crash ‘n’ Burn, an arcade driving game for the video game consoles, which will be released in the Fall of 2004. Crash ‘n’ Burn is a racing game where the focus is on aggressive and dangerous driving. The game features online support for 16 players and will be Eidos’ first online console game. Crash ‘n’ Burn will be showcased on the Eidos stand at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which takes place in … Continue reading Eidos Deals With Climax

Far Cry To Get Instincts

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that its award-winning Montreal Studio is currently producing Far Cry(tm) Instincts, console versions based on the recently released, tropical PC shooter. The console versions will be an entirely new game built from the ground up using the most advanced technology Far Cry fans have come to expect. "Looking at Far Cry’s incredible success in Europe, which is currently the number one selling PC game in all territories’ charts, we are confident that Far Cry Instincts will be one of Ubisoft’s most striking games this year," said Florence Alibert, Ubisoft’s Marketing … Continue reading Far Cry To Get Instincts

New Settlers Game In Development

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced its development of the latest game in the Settlers series. Set for release at the end of the year, the new Settlers will feature fully animated 3D environments powered by Criterion(tm)’s next-generation RenderWare technology. Players will design and develop detailed communities featuring skilled inhabitants with a number of different abilities. Among a group of very experienced designers, Bruce Milligan contributed to the new Settlers. The American has worked with world-famous designers Sid Meier, Bruce Shelley, and Brian Reynolds and lent his creative style to successful strategy titles in the past. … Continue reading New Settlers Game In Development

Dreamcatcher Gets Dungeon Lords

"Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It’s not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game. The game features an abundance of personal missions and quests along with numerous characters to interact with. A variety of extensive skills and special abilities are available to customize the hero from a variety of … Continue reading Dreamcatcher Gets Dungeon Lords

Retail Groups Form New Trade Association

Five leading trade organizations representing companies that provide movies, music and video games to consumers have formed the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). The group plans to speak out regularly about common concerns and explore potential collaborations, focusing first on public policy matters. CERTA members – the Digital Media Association (DiMA), Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA), National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), represent more than 3,000 entertainment retailers and exhibitors who operate more than 50,000 movie theaters, home video and music stores, video game stores, online … Continue reading Retail Groups Form New Trade Association

GameUniverse To Make Games For

GameUniverse, a division of eUniverse, Inc. (OTC: EUNI) will be the exclusive content provider for GoGames, a new content area on, an online portal operated by the Walt Disney Internet Group. GameUniverse will develop and operate GoGames, a co-branded platform for a diverse pay-for-play gaming offering that will be accessible from the homepage. "Through this arrangement, visitors to will be able to play some of the Internet's most popular games in either a deluxe or skill based mode," stated GameUniverse head Justin Beckett. Available titles include Diamond Mine, BookWorm, QBZ and Mini-Golf. "We are pleased with GameUniverse's … Continue reading GameUniverse To Make Games For

Europa Universalis Game Studied In School

Award-winning PC Strategy Game developer Paradox Entertainment has now received recognition within the educational arena. In order to make History more interesting and more fun, IT-Gymasiet Västerås, a Swedish High School whose focus is on Information Technology, has decided to use the Paradox title Europa Universalis 2 as part of the teaching. Patrik Markgren, teacher at IT-Gymnasiet VästerÃ¥s sees many advantages with using the game in his teaching. "This is not only an excellent opportunity to make our education more fun and more interesting, but it is also a challenge for the students. The gameplay will take them through historical … Continue reading Europa Universalis Game Studied In School

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