Biba ready to play at GDC

After months of preparation, the Biba team is ready for a highly unusual launch at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco!  

This annual gathering of the game industry generally looks at breaking trends in screen-based entertainment.  Biba's smart playground system will showcase how families can push back from their game console and get back to the outdoor and imaginative play that kids need.

If you're there, come check us out in the West Hall Lobby of the Moscone Center!

20 Year Media Acquires Emerging Pictures

We are very excited to announce that our friends at 20 Year Media have acquired the pioneering digital exhibitor, Emerging Pictures! Working with lead distributors such as Sony Pictures Classics, IFC, Magnolia, A24, and Radius, 20 Year Media plans to leverage its demand-driven inventory optimization tools with EP's existing network of digital cinemas and technology to help fill the excess capacity of North American theatres.  

Zeros 2 Heroes have been partnered with 20 Year Media since 2013 and have developed the social film buying / distribution solution together. We're ecstatic to see how things have been progressing since!

The 2014 International Emmy Awards

Following the first season of Animism: The Gods' Lake, Zeros 2 Heroes' founder Matt Toner was invited to become a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  He was in New York to attend their annual conference with a wide range of television luminaries from around the world.  The big topic of discussion: how television audiences are using digital platforms to rewrite the code for our industry.

The event also recognized Caitlin Fryers, an up-and-coming Canadian whose script Fealty was the winner of the 2014 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award.  Matt was one of the jurors for this year's prize.

Designing Mobile Games That Actually Get Kids Mobile

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nis Bojin, Biba's Product Designer, has been selected to give a talk at the Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit at the upcoming GDC in San Francisco. Nis will be covering topics ranging from what's possible in the design space around mobile games for kids, employing game design to alter sedentary behaviour around mobile games, and how to get parents more engaged in their kid's play.

Click here for more info on the session and to find out how to attend!

"Vancouver digital media incubator Zeros 2 Heroes builds a dream"

"Anyone can have a great idea, but few can weave the magic to get those ideas financed. It seems Matt Toner can."

We were honoured this past month when Zeros 2 Heroes President, Matt Toner, was profiled in a feature article by Jenny Lee from the Vancouver Sun, where Matt discussed how to turn a successful idea generation process into a successful business.

Go to the Vancouver Sun to read the full story.