Gaming

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Slugterra finds momentum in Latin America

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.

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Teletoon rocks out with online game for Grojband

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.

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France’s Ankama Group launches Montreal studio

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)

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CMF invests $12M in 17 digital media projects

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

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Weekly roundup: Award news

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).

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ACTRA Montreal announces 2013 award winners

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

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Former Club Penguin execs intro Hyper Hippo games

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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Ubisoft Quebec makes Francois Pelland development topper

Pelland (pictured), whose Ubisoft credits include Assassin’s Creed III and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, was promoted as the company hires “several dozen” to support new projects.

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How fan boys drive Machinima into original series

The global video entertainment brand is leveraging millions of interactions on its YouTube channel as it invests in premium original programming.

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ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort

Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.