Vancouver Film School wins ‘School of the Year’ Award from the CGSA

Vancouver Film School is now the three-peat Champion of the Computer Graphics Student Association’s “School of the Year” award. The institution won the most awards out of 359 entries including Leonardo Bonisolli’s short Drink Drunk and Woon Park’s modeling reel Oh My Grandma. More VFS student work can be found at the Vancouver Film School Youtube Channel.

Source: Computer Graphics World.

EA Canada Hiring for a New Action Shooter IP

According to the EA Canada Job board, they are hiring a lead game designer for an all new AAA action shooter. Details about the project are scant, but they require that the winning candidate have a “proven track record of designing and balancing combat, player controls, and AI for AAA shooters or action games.” If anything this sounds more like a marketing ploy than an actual job posting. They’d probably have a lot more luck just petitioning those kinds of developers directly instead inviting them to force themselves through the sausage tube of HR.

Source: GameSpot.

Release Date for Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3

The quirky new installment of Penny Arcade‘s RPG series On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 is due to be released for PC, Mac, and XBLIG on July 10. The game costs $5 dollars on Steam and whatever the equivalent exchange amount is in Xbox live points. Steam’s cross-platform ability will allow you to play the game on your choice of operating system, and details will be forthcoming as to when the game will hit iOS and Android platforms.