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4th February 2014

Canada Media Fund Awards 6.5 Million In Funding To Twenty-Seven New Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media Fund A total of 27 new interactive digital media projects have received a combined total of $6.5 million as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding for development and marketing support. Eight of those projects will receive a total of $1.6 million for Marketing Support, while $4.9 million will provide Development Support to 19 game, interactive content platform and social media projects.

Marketing Support:

Title Applicant Commitment
2Life Marketing 2013-14 2 For Life Media Inc. $224,873
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
2lifeis a private, secure and organized environment for two people to communicate and share. In a hyper-connected world, 2life consolidates the communications between two people in one place. Twosomes can manage shared lists and a calendar; send text messages; share photos, a journal and links; enjoy curated daily content from 2life. With real-time synchronization across mobile and desktop devices, it keeps users in touch and always up to date. For marketers, 2life opens a portal directly into users’ daily lives where buying decisions and lifestyle choices are made. Advertisers can engage with a highly targeted audience based on their lifestage, interests, gender, location and significant dates.

 

Chariot Frima Studio Inc. $221,025
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Sven and Malik, two budding charioteers, must navigate their multi-purpose Chariot through platforming challenges and past pesky treasure-stealing creatures. Both a means of locomotion and a tool, the Chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive manoeuvres on their way to precious loot. Chariot, a downloadable game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U platform, is a unique cooperative multiplayer experience that can be enjoyed at home with friends and family.

 

Cinema Suite – Marketing Cinema Suite Inc. $155,700
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Cinema Suite is a downloadable suite of products (Cinema Director, Cinema Mo-Cap and Cinema CamTools) that are software extensions to the video game development software, Unity3D. Cinema Suite allows game developers, film professionals, hobbyists and Machinima film makers to create dynamic, cinematic cut scenes/sequences and previsualizations for their creative projects.

 

ComicReply Giant Step Inc. $70,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
ComicReply is an online audience engagement platform that enables fans to create “fan-art” using elements from the original content. The platform makes it possible to launch, manage, and measure highly engaging interactive fan-art contests at a fraction of the usual cost, enabling a wide range of new ways to connect with and capture the imagination of audiences online. By focusing on fan-art creativity contests, ComicReply can revolutionize the content marketing industry. The platform offers a core engine that generates contest mini-sites, mobile-apps, and Facebook apps all of which run branded creativity content where fans create their own branded remixes and share to get votes in order to win prizes.

 

Judas (Le) Couzin Films Inc. $149,917
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : French
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Zéphir, the young owner of an apartment building, is found dead. Six of his tenants are suspected of killing him for installing hidden cameras in their apartments to film them without their knowledge. In order to identify the murderer, the investigator on the case enlists online help to look over video footage found at the scene of the crime, analyse exchanges between suspects (text messages, emails and phone calls) and monitor their activity on different social media. Players are invited to join in on the action to help solve the mystery on the Le Judas game website.

 

Papercade Hololabs Studio Inc. $161,250
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Papercade is a game where players construct the greatest arcade of all time. Available for iOS and Android devices, the more games players play and build, the more tokens they earn which they can spend on special effects, new characters and decorative models to further personalize their creations. In Papercade, players can build their own game levels and mini-games by arranging 2D shapes and digital photographs inside of 3D paper dioramas. By mixing creative social platforms like Instagram with sandbox game-creation titles like LittleBigPlanet, Papercade offers a new and playful experience for mobile gamers and creators alike.

 

Rithm MavenSay Inc. $225,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Rithm, a new mobile messaging platform, provides an experience for social music messaging via a social media application for iOS and Android. Users send their friends songs personalized with videos, photos and dancing emojis. Rithm also aims to provide the music industry with an innovative new platform to engage directly with fans, distribute and promote material and monetize music sharing. Mobile messaging is a US$230 B industry and there are over 500 million active users of digital music services. Rithm is perfectly positioned to play a key part of this huge cultural and market opportunity.

 

VLH : The Virtual Leagues of Hockey Phéromone, Agence d’interactions Inc. $376,250
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
VLH – Virtual Leagues of Hockey (in French, Les ligues virtuelles de hockey – LVH) is a social, free-to-play online hockey strategy  game for any computer. Challenge your friends and yourself in a parallel hockey universe made up of an unlimited number of 30-team leagues, where you determine the development of your fictional teams and hockey players.  The real action is strategic, in the planning and then tactics as the two-week seasons unfold.

 

Development Support

Title Applicant Commitment
AlphaBots Copernicus Studios Inc. $500,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Nova Scotia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Arcanaverse Storytelling App Arcana Studio Inc. $50,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Arctos TUQUE GAMES INC. $450,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Brib Glaneuses (Les) Inc. $270,220
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Floor Kids 6206531 Canada Inc. $93,750
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Globalization H.B. Studios Multimedia Limited $245,188
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Nova Scotia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Histronauts Divani Films Inc. $390,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
IoTheatre SAGAFILM Productions Inc. $500,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : French
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Journey Uknowa Group Inc. $299,870
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Kalikasan et les BioNations – Première aventure : Le périple des grands fleuves Creo Inc. $237,486
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Streaming
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Mariana Trench Minority Media Inc. $225,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Maverick Kano Applications inc. $197,250
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Never Been Done Xenophile Media Inc. $250,025
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Overworld I – Digital Media krangGAMES Inc. $94,050
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Project Redemption Dissident Studio/Marc Salha $223,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Space Slingshot Artifice Studio inc. $177,557
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Stacks Guru Animation Studio Ltd. $287,288
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
Ukulele Jam Sinking Ship Interactive Inc. $45,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
World Chat Uken Studios, Inc. $365,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 2
Status : Decision
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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    12:10 am on February 4th, 2014

    .@CMF_FMC Awards 6.5M In Funding To 27 New Interactive Digital Media Projects http://t.co/eLlLNRRXJ2 #eyeoncanada #wecreatebc

  2. MOR (@MORdirections)
    6:14 am on February 4th, 2014

    RT @VillageGamer: .@CMF_FMC Awards 6.5M In Funding To 27 New Interactive Digital Media Projects http://t.co/eLlLNRRXJ2 #eyeoncanada #wecrea…

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