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Team Canada comes together as players hit personal records

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 […]

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. […]

Gearing up for Jalloo 2017 – conference and animation festival

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 […]

Team Interview – Game Design Director! Man on a mission

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, […]

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

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 […]

Team Canada Arrives in Victoria! Cold Furnace Artist reports in

Team Canada Arrives in Victoria! Cold Furnace Artist reports in

As Team Canada arrives in Victoria, BC, for the first week of training in the run-up to the 2017 Invictus Games, Cold Furnace’s very own artist and military advisor, Dave Desjardins, is on hand with updates. “This is an incredible experience already, and I’ve already […]

Team Interview – CEO and Chief Military Advisor!

Team Interview – CEO and Chief Military Advisor!

Mark Wheeler waits for fire orders.   Mark Wheeler has a vision. A soldier and avid gamer, he’s combined his career and his love of games to build a dream: a company focused on creating a new era of military-themed entertainment. “We’re offering realistic experiences, […]

Team Interview – Lead Game Writer! Inspiration comes from the oddest places

Team Interview – Lead Game Writer! Inspiration comes from the oddest places

Scott, while on tour in Iraq   Rumors abound about the weirdness of writers. It’s said that Victor Hugo wrote in the nude when faced with a tough deadline, instructing his valet to confiscate all his clothes so he wouldn’t be able to leave the house. […]

Team Interview – Game Artist! Injured vet finds healing in digital art and basketball

Team Interview – Game Artist! Injured vet finds healing in digital art and basketball

Dave Desjardins, Afghanistan 2003   What do highland fencing & 17th century musketry have in common with designing video games? Not a whole lot, unless you’re the guy in the kilt. A 15-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who served multiple tours in Afghanistan […]