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New indie gameco Hinterland embarks on The Long Dark

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The B.C.-based studio is taking a TV-inspired approach to its first title, an immersive survival simulation for PCs.



Ubisoft to invest $373M to expand Montreal operations

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The video game company said it will create 500 new jobs in Montreal over the next seven years as part of its expansion.



Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

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The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.



Slugterra finds momentum in Latin America

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As Nerd Corps’ Slugterra brand picks up the pace in the U.K., the boy-skewing property is now the focus of a top-performing iOS app and new licensing deals across Central and South America.



Teletoon rocks out with online game for Grojband

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The game, created with Secret Location, lets players earn guitar picks as in-game currency, create custom scene transitions and includes a contest tie-in.



France’s Ankama Group launches Montreal studio

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The French video game and animation producer plans to create 40 jobs over three years with its first North American beachhead in Quebec. (Pictured: Ankama game DOFUS)



CMF invests $12M in 17 digital media projects

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Of the 17 projects, 10 are games, five are interactive platforms, one is a social media project and one is a website.



Weekly roundup: Award news

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This Friday’s news includes Rufus actor Rory J. Saper snagging a prize in the Las Vegas film fest, and the winners at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (award winner Real Gangsters pictured).



ACTRA Montreal announces 2013 award winners

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Stunt performer and coordinator Dave Rigby (pictured) received the Award of Excellence at this year’s awards, presented July 6 in Montreal.



Former Club Penguin execs intro Hyper Hippo games

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The B.C.-based digital game studio, led by former Disney Club Penguin execs Lance Priebe and Pascale Audette, has teamed with Oktobor Animation to launch the multiplatform game Mech Mice.

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