Eon Altar: Exploring New Worlds At PAX East

Eon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games in a Tabletop Video Game. We had a sit-down chat with Flying Helmet Gamesโ€˜ Project Director Edward Douglas a couple of weeks ago, and found the game and its mechanics to be rather intriguing. Personally, I think that Eon Altar will be a great way to bring back family game night, as it bridges the gap between those of us who played Dungeons & Dragons in high school and our digital kids. The nature of Eon Altarโ€™s game play could also open doors for connecting with kids and encouraging conversation as quests are undertaken, feats are attempted, treasure is uncovered and beasts are defeated. (Read More)

28 Canadian digital media production companies receive $6.9 million in funding

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.9 million to 28 innovative, interactive digital media content and software application companies that applied for funds as part of the Experimental Streamโ€™s development and marketing programs. More than $4 million was distributed amongst 19 projects receiving development support and more than $2 million amongst the 9 projects receiving marketing support. (READ MORE)