Gaming

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Martin Carrier named president, CEO at Frima

The former Warner Bros. Games VP and studio head takes the reins at the Quebec-based digital studio from acting CEO Christian Daigle.

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Wind Sun Sky to adapt My Singing Monsters game

The Vancouver-based entertainment co led by Catherine Winder is developing the mobile game as an animated TV series.

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OMDC backs 97 companies through IDM fund

With more than $500,000, Secret Location walked away with the most coin to help finance three digital projects.

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CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects

Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.

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Spin Master acquires Swimways

The Canadian entertainment co is establishing itself as a key player in the outdoor and sports toys category with the US$85-million purchase.

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CMF awards $10.3M to interactive digital media projects

Projects from Secret Location and MinorityVR were among those selected to receive funding.

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Guru Arcade adds creative director

Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.

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Cineplex opens doors to world of gamers

The entertainment co has partnered with Sony Canada for the launch of the first-ever Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament.

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CMF invests $14.3M across 24 digital projects

Groupe PVP’s Illusion puzzle-adventure game was among the projects backed in the latest round of funding from the CMF’s Experimental Stream.

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Video game industry gaining ground on film and TV: report

Canada’s video game sector is catching up to domestic film and TV in terms of annual production spend.

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Rezolution, Minority Games partner to launch VR company

Storytelling-meets-tech venture MinorityVR has already completed work on its first VR experience for A&E Networks.

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Riftworld: Heroes backed by CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage

The mobile game is a copro from Canada’s Riftworld Productions Inc., the company behind the Riftworld: Chronicles web series, and Belgium’s Reed SPRL.