Dave in action
Invictus Games Scrapbook

This September, 550 athletes and 17 nations, including our very own Art Lead Dave Desjardins, came together in Toronto to compete in the 3rd Invictus Games. Dave competed with Team Canada both as a member of the wheelchair basketball team and in seated throwing events. Here, Dave shares some images and thoughts about his Invictus […]

Alex Gobbett
Team Interview! Audio Designer – Creating emotion and realism in sound design

Creating an emotionally impactful theme that is cinematic and gritty, while still respecting the military context of a historical action game is one of the most challenging aspects of composing the music for Atrocity: Field of Hands (FoH), says the game’s Audio Designer & Voice Director Alex Gobbett. “It’s not just about the guns – […]

Stacey Meggs, Brian McGee, Terry Sznober, Mark Wheeler, Jeff Mundee, Lori Shpeherd. Cold Furnace Team at #jalloo17!
Cold Furnace @ Jalloo 2017 game conference

Group shot! At #jalloo17, a rare moment to capture so many of the distributed production team together. Special Guest, Brian McGee, Jalloo Festival Organizer.     Stacey Meggs, Atrocity: Field of Hands Producer, presents Brian with his own Cold Furnace tee! Thanks for all you do to make Jalloo an awesome event that we look […]

Mark Wheeler at the range
How to make legit military entertainment

Mark Wheeler at the range.   Cold Furnace is all about building hardcore games that give the player a realistic experience. And our Military Advisors have the first-hand knowledge of direct combat to ensure game designers, artists and devs understand the weapons, strategies and tools of modern warfare. Here to the left, our Mil Advisors […]

Dave Desjardins
Team Canada comes together as players hit personal records

Cold Furnace artist, Dave Desjardins, just wrapped up another tough week of training with Team Canada in preparation for the 2017 Invictus games. The athletes trained in 32 C and put their all into leveling personal barriers. “Personal limits are a self-imposed mental barrier, and once you realize that, there’s nothing in the way to […]

Cold Furnace tee spotted in the Dominican Republic!
Lost in paradise

Cold Furnace Studios is serious about hard work and hardcore games. But we’re also serious about fun. Dev Director Terry Sznober sent us this pic while on leave in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Well, at least he told us he was on leave in the Dominican Republic. The last anyone’s seen of him is this […]

Lori Shepherd (center)
Team Interview – Chief Creative Officer! An entrepreneur: From civil servant to games

Lori Shepherd (center)   It takes a certain amount of grit, fearlessness, and a serious sense of adventure to pick up and move to the Arctic. But that’s exactly what Cold Furnace Chief Creative Officer & President Lori Shepherd did. “Life in the Eastern Arctic is amazing, beautiful, awe inspiring. The sense of community there is […]

Jalloo Logo
Gearing up for Jalloo 2017 – conference and animation festival

Animators and game industry professionals across Canada’s Atlantic coast are gearing up for the Jalloo 2017 Conference and Animation Festival, 15-17 June. Cold Furnace Studios will sponsor the event for the third year running, adding a third speaker to its lineup of presenters. Also new to the event this year will be an open house […]

Jeff presents on Live-Ops Game Design at #jalloo17
Team Interview – Game Design Director! Man on a mission

Jeff Mundee is a gaming lifer on a personal mission. “One of my primary goals is around building a better game industry in New Brunswick and the Maritimes. For me, that means creating a stronger workforce of people locally (through teaching at the university), supporting indie developers, and working directly with Cold Furnace to build a AAA […]

Max Rampage
Team Interview- Community rep and smack talker checks in from overseas deployment

Community Rep and Smack Talker Max Rampage checked in this week, four months into a nine-month overseas deployment. “It is hot here and getting hotter each day, which is not the best news for a fair-skinned, half-ginger day walker like myself,” he joked. Max is an Artillery Officer and SME in the area of fire […]