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Military and Veteran Transition at Cold Furnace

Military and Veteran Transition at Cold Furnace

Dan, left, is retiring from the Canadian Armed forces this fall After more than 37 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Warrant Officer Daniel Sauvageau had a lot to think about as his military retirement approached. “After serving for a long period of time, you […]

Cold Furnace Joins Fair Play Alliance

Cold Furnace Joins Fair Play Alliance

Joining forces with a global collective of gaming organizations to counter toxic online behavior, Cold Furnace is pleased to join the Fair Play Alliance, formed this year to advocate fair play and best practices in online games. Cold Furnace joins over 70 international companies across […]

Cold Furnace Gathers for San Diego Conference

Cold Furnace Gathers for San Diego Conference

From left, Don Perrin, Producer, Kathy Plamback, QA, and Aaron Guenther, Associate Producer   Members of the Cold Furnace team gathered for a conference in San Diego last week. This was an exciting opportunity for team members to come together in person as the company […]

Combat Medic Lends New Perspective

Combat Medic Lends New Perspective

Matt Bungay at CFRB Hamilton Cold Furnace Studios brings together an impressive group of military advisors, including writers and artists with military experience, for its debut game. But combat medic Matt Bungay offers a new perspective. “It’s a tough job, being a medic, and it’s […]

Devs get hands-on weapons experience at Cold Furnace

Devs get hands-on weapons experience at Cold Furnace

  There’s nothing like hands-on experience. So in building its military-themed game, Cold Furnace staff goes beyond the traditional tools of game development. Programmers, artists and other members of the team working on Atrocity: Field of Hands receive training on the firing range to help bring authenticity to their […]

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

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 […]

Cold Furnace @ Jalloo 2017 game conference

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 PM, presents Brian with his own Cold Furnace tee! Thanks for all you […]

How to make legit military entertainment

How to make legit military entertainment

  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 […]

Lost in paradise

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 […]

Team Interview – Chief Creative Officer! An entrepreneur: From civil servant to games

Team Interview – Chief Creative Officer! An entrepreneur: From civil servant to games

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. […]