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1st August 2014

Canada Media Fund Contributes Almost 7 Million Dollars To 30 Innovative Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.6M to 25 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream.

Development support

A total of 18 Canadian companies received support totaling $4.3M to develop 6 applications, 1 interactive platform, and 11 games. The 18 companies are located in various regions of the country, two in British Columbia, one in Nova Scotia, three in Ontario, and 12 in Québec. Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Title Applicant Commitment
Anthymn String Theory Entertainment $198,900
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Appollo Slant Design + Marketing Inc. $247,420
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Card Saga gopokyo Inc. $172,517
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Nova Scotia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Drag’n fly – Plateforme de création d’applications immersives mobiles Les Productions Version 10 inc. $362,039
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Holo Impression, Holo Immersion, Holo Colossal Beam Me Up Games Inc. $150,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Inner Friend (The) Global Mind Inc. $209,168
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Interact 220 Turbine Inc. $374,895
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : French
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Liquid Cinema DEEP Inc. $291,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Luna: A Voyage to the Moon Crankshaft Games Inc. $315,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Mage’s Path (The) Jeux Borealys Inc. $373,915
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
MoJo HTML5 Engine Fidel (id) Innovation + Design Inc. $134,700
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Moon Hunters Kitfox Games $163,275
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Open Orion Spearhead Games $400,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
ReLOAD Pixel YUL Inc. $400,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Seek Out Around the World Frima Studio Inc. $213,046
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
Storycube Animation Squeeze Studio Inc. $104,967
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Super Quest DrinkBox Studios Inc. $175,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
You Are Not A Banana Cullen, Brian $45,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision

Marketing support

The CMF has contributed $2.4M in marketing support to 12 interactive digital media projects including six games, one social media application, and five software applications. Projects are from four regions in Canada, three from British Columbia, one from Manitoba, two from Ontario, and six from Québec. Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.

Title Applicant Commitment
Boximals Kuna Forest Marketing Funding Boximals Studios Inc. $134,760
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Boximals: The Lost Secret of Kuna Forest is an alternate imaginative educational game that generates curiosity in children and encourages the development of their math, logic and problem-solving skills.

  • Experiencing an adventure in an ancient First-Nations civilization..
  • Players use intelligence to cross through the dangers that rainforests bring – gaping chasms, broken bridges, roaring rivers – and many more.
  • ‘Teach-Play’ loop helps young children easily grasp the educational concepts before encouraging them to try it out themselves.
  • Players shall also receive in-game reward points upon the completion of puzzles.
brainCloud and Foundation Applications bitHeads Inc. $343,947
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
BrainCloud is a platform that facilitates the development, management and monetization of engaging games (and gamified applications) on any device (smartphones, tablets, PCs and TVs) that can be integrated with any social network.  BrainCloud is a feature-rich and multiplatform. BrainCloud supports iOS, Android, Blackberry, PC, Mac, Facebook and web clients. In addition, it has been designed to seamlessly connect to console and TV set top boxes in the future.
Clandestine: Anomaly ZenFri Inc. $41,900
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Manitoba
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Clandestine Anomaly is an epic sci-fi adventure game for mobile devices. It is a tower defense game that leverages Augmented Reality (AR) and GPS technology to create a groundbreaking, unique and immersive gaming experience. The player will use their mobile to detect and assemble technology, coordinate campaigns, defend against attacks, neutralize enemies, and interact in real-time with human and non-human characters. Clandestine Anomaly also includes an emotionally engaging story where the user’s gameplay choices determine how in-game characters react, and how the game ends. Clandestine Anomaly takes sci-fi characters and uses AR to have the game take place in the player’s own world – literally, their own neighbourhood, anywhere in the world.
Fabric Engine 2.0 Marketing and Promotion Fabric Software Inc. $297,544
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

Fabric Engine is a framework for building digital content creation tools that are used in the production of movies, video games and TV shows. Fabric is a platform, not an application – which provides studios with 80% of any tool they need to build. This allows them to focus on the 20% that relates to the specific production needs at hand. This is an innovative approach designed to allow entertainment studios an alternative to outdated legacy software. With Fabric Engine, these studios are able to significantly reduce the cost and risk of the custom development that is required to produce the TV, movie and game content that we all enjoy.

Heap C3MS Turbulent Media Inc. $337,500
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

HEAP C3MS technology is the first platform that combines content, community and commerce in an integrated software. The HEAP C3MS software has advanced publishing features including participation, sharing, gamification, recommendations, customer management and ecommerce. Successfully used in the Roberts Space Industries project, it quickly demonstrated its ability to support such activities on a large scale.

Mafia Casino Mobile Application – Commercialization 8266875 Canada Inc. $144,045
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision
The app version of the Mafia Casino board game is a card-based game with plenty of interaction among the players and has many colourful characters, customized AIs, a huge list of animations and 4 different game interfaces to fully appreciate the mini-games. Upon launching, the game app players can choose social modes of play or play online to climb Mafia Casino hierarchy and reach the top of the leaderboard. Mafia Casino is the first mobile game application on iOS and Android stores adapted from a board game that is also conceived, designed and produced in Canada.
Missing Zandel Média Inc. $119,719
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision

Just after he is kidnapped for no apparent reason, Dave Newcastle, a man lost between his work and his home, will have to prove his will to survive and fight back to take control of his life and see his family again. MISSING is an interactive live-action thriller where the player assumes the role of Dave in a unique format accessible on all mobile devices (Android, iOS and Amazon).

Mobs Frima Studio Inc. $75,455
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
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 : 1
Status : Decision

Mobs is a cross-platform action-puzzle game for Facebook and mobile devices where players must escort hundreds of Mobs, a race of minuscule digital creatures living within every electronic device; diligently going about their never-ending task of moving zeroes and ones, safely to their destination. The merciless devices they live in are a dangerous place; they are filled with hazardous obstacles that make data transmission a real challenge to them and to the player. Stompers, lasers, data leaks, viruses, heating circuits, fans and so many more deadly traps are waiting for those adorable yet naive little creatures.  More often than not, the Mobs end up dying in atrocious, yet hilarious, ways before delivering their precious data.

Plateforme Kilo-Beat Electrik Box Inc. $187,575
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

In today’s fast-growing exergaming market, the Kilo-Beat experience lets you train while playing exclusive music games specially designed by Electrik Box or video games the user can control via the advanced ActionBEAT sensors developed by our company. The concept is simple. The player installs the detachable ActionBEAT sensors on a stationary bike, connects to the Kilo-Beat platform on their smartphone or tablet, selects a game or app, and starts pedalling. The pedal’s rhythm will move a race car ahead, for example, or the rider’s own avatar which they can guide via the ActionBEAT sensors. While the player trains and plays, the platform uploads and records all the information needed to deliver a complete training session report.

Starlite – Marketing Project Whitecard Studios Inc. $250,000
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Manitoba
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Tipcast Stagename Inc. $132,379
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

Tipcast is a new broadcasting medium for smartphones and the easiest way to Show & Tell. Inspired by Show & Tell from Kindergarten, Tipcast enables consumers, brands, and publishers to embed a video message to everything they share from a smartphone and communicate with audiences as though they are standing right in front of them. Deliver more personal and contextual recommendations, or broadcast bite-sized news with face-to-face storytelling. Get creative and add animation, overlay text, and a soundtrack to connect with public audiences, or Tipcast privately with friends to share what matters with people that matter most. Subscribe to Tipcasts that interest you and get notified of updates.

Wundr Marketing (phase A) Wundr Software Inc. $350,287
Fiscal year : 2014-2015
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

Playwrite has been designed for a new era of publishing: specifically for eBook creation. With Playwrite, eBook creation will become quick, easy, and low cost. It uses the industry standard ePub format and solves the major problems: it eliminates expensive hand coding and conversion and content is only created once for multiple platforms.  The software provides the framework where content will adapt and reformat itself for all different kinds of devices and platforms, from large tablets on Android, to the iPhone, and more.

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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    12:06 am on August 1st, 2014

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  2. Canada Media Fund Contributes Almost 7 Million ...
    9:41 am on August 7th, 2014

    […] The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding.  […]

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