Amazon Games opens new studio in Montreal

Amazon Games has announced that it will be expanding into Canada with the opening of a studio in Montreal, Quebec. The Amazon branch has revealed that the studio will be working on an undisclosed new IP. The project, which in early development, is said to be an “online multiplayer title”.  The Montreal studio is led […]

Jade Raymond announces new Montreal-based studio Haven

Canadian games industry veteran Jade Raymond has formally announced her new studio venture, Haven Studios. The former Ubisoft executive producer and recent lead of Stadia Games and Entertainment has established a new creative house in Montreal. Alongside the announcement of Haven Studios, Raymond revealed that the studio’s first project will be an original IP developed […]

Here are all the Canadian Game Awards 2021 nominees

2020 was a tremendous year in the gaming space. While the industry adapted to the difficulties of developing games in quarantine, gaming communities around the world embraced indie gems and big budget AAA titles with the same excitement. 2020 has been anything but uneventful for gamers, and this is just as true in Canada as […]

Ubisoft appoints Istvan Tajnay as new Managing Director of Toronto studio

Today, Ubisoft has announced that Ubisoft Toronto managing director Alexandre Parizeau will be stepping down from his role. Replacing Parizeau is Ubisoft Berlin’s former studio manager Istvan Tajnay. Parizeau has worked at Ubisoft Toronto for the better part of a decade. His time with the studio began in 2010 when he served as a senior […]

Next Level Games joins the Nintendo family

Vancouver-based Next Level Games is set to be acquired by Nintendo by March 1, 2021. The studio is already familiar with Nintendo brands and characters from their work developing major titles like Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch, and earlier on Super Mario Strikers for the […]

Brace Yourself Games wins 4 awards at the 2020 Canadian Game Awards

Receiving 8 nominations at the 2020 Canadian Game Awards is a huge cause for celebration, and it’s even sweeter when walking away with some wins. Brace Yourself Games did just that, and won big with 4 awards for their work on Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Feat. The Legend of Zelda. If you’re […]

Canadian Game Awards : The Results

The winners of the Canadian Game Awards have been announced in an online show ceremony with a pre and post-show hosted by Camille Salazar-Hadaway, Denis Talbot, Stephanie Harvey and Steve Vegvari on Friday September 18th , 2020 Toronto, Friday September 18th, 2020: At tonight’s Canadian Games Awards, Cadence of Hyrule, In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from […]

Canadian Game Awards shifts from a live presentation to a pre-recorded show

After careful consideration, Northern Arena has made the difficult decision to shift the production of the Canadian Game Awards for 2020 from a live presentation to a pre-recorded show that will be broadcast on the originally scheduled date: April 9, 2020 8:00pm EST on  GINX TV Canada. The Canadian Game Awards is designed to unite […]

Northern Arena Partners with XP Game Developer Summit for Canadian Game Awards

Northern Arena, in partnership with the XP Game Developer Summit, is proud to announce the Canadian Game Awards, a celebration of the growing Canadian gaming industry that will close out the business summit. This year the Canadian Game Awards will take place Thursday, April 9th 2020, at the TIFF Bell LightBox in Toronto, Canada and […]