Gaming

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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.

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Digi players talk tax credits, private investment and VR at GameON

Ontario’s digital companies talk tax credits and shifting platforms at the annual GameON conference in Toronto.

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Cineplex’s eSports play

The company is leveling up, acquiring U.S. platform WorldGaming and announcing plans for local and national tournaments.

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Fairfax takes majority stake in Temple Street

Prem Watsa’s holding company is now a majority shareholder in the Toronto-based prodco, with staff and management staying on.

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Temple Street Media Ventures launches TS Games

The first two projects currently in development at the mobile gaming studio are a dance-off game for The Next Step and an 8-bit, endless-runner game for Killjoys.

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Video content is king at 2015 AToMiC Awards

Recognizing innovation at the intersection of media and advertising, the 2015 AToMiC Awards saw tear-jerking storytelling and cutting-edge transmedia take top prizes.