CMF invests $6.2M across 27 digital media projects

Sinking Ship Entertainment, Secret Location and Zone3 are three of the companies that received development coin for upcoming projects.
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The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has invested more than $6.2 million in marketing and development support across 27 digital media projects through its experimental stream innovation program.

All told, 19 Canadian companies shared $4.2 million in development support, including Secret Location, Zone3 and Sinking Ship Entertainment. Sinking Ship received $75,000 to develop the digital media game Chipfits, while Zone3 recevied $168, 309 for the rich interactive media program Phenomena, and Secret Location’s Occam’s Razor received $133,106. 

Four companies received $290,000 each for their bilingual games: Studio Trebuchet for Winds & Leaves, Studio de jeux Bishop for Sherpa, Hitscan Corp for DreadVR and Lightning Rod Games for Rock Gods. Meanwhile, Global Mind Inc. received $273,945 for Netherworld, Virtys Inc. received $260,000 for Projet Nebula, and a software project called Viral 360 received $225,000.

Other big recipients were SkyShow Inc. which received $290,000 for its bilingual rich interactive media project, Stitch Media for its English-language game Flow Weaver ($290,000), Art + Icons for Humanize AI ($290,00), Urbania Studios de Creation for Le facteur de l’espace ($239,945) and Martov Inc. for Forged VR ($225,000).

Codecore Technologies received $190,961 for its software CodeCast, Campfire Union Studios received $165,370 for its game Escape from Monster Mansion, Red Hood Games received $165,000 for Home Defense (w/t), while Hammer & Tong Picture Industries received $30,000 for the rich interactive media Wetigo.

On the marketing side, the CMF contributed $2 million across eight interactive digital media projects. Vice Productions’ Tale of the Jaguar received $400,000, as did 3Scape Systems’ 3Scape Presents. Predikat’s SmartTarget marketing and sales software received $398,500, while Gamesbymo’s A.N.N.E took $277,350.

Other marketing support recipients were Notetracks, which received $232,000 for its rich interactive media Notetracks Connect, the game Away ($130,000), Vubble’s self-titled software ($127,455) and Reel Apps Shot Lister software ($68,737).

The CMF has contributed more than $77.5M in development and marketing support to 354 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.

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