CMF invests $12M in 17 digital media projects


The Canada Media Fund said Thursday that it invested $12.1 million for production support of 17 interactive digital media projects in its first experimental stream round.

Of the projects, 10 are games, five are interactive platforms, one is a social media project and one is a website. The production support provides funding for creation of final, market-ready versions of projects and preliminary marketing and commercialization activities.

And 11 of the projects also received development support from the CMF in previous experimental funding rounds.

Quebec’s Spearhead Games received $1 million for Octoforce, a downloadable game, while B.C.’s Loud Crow Interactive also received $1 million for Windy and Friends, and Behaviour Interactif received $974,947 for the Flingimals Circus game.

B.C.’s Zeros 2 Heroes Media received $825,800 in support for its Viewpon website, Frima Studio’s Mobs project received $749,292, Skunkwerks Kinetic Industries’ MEG-9 received $744,188, and Quebec project Chalice/QSI received $737,353.

iSpeaky’s LinguaTrack platform received $737,002; B.C. game Eon Altar received $730,000; and 900 feet Technology’s Social Scrapbooks social media site received $723,165.

Also receiving production support, Manitoba’s ZenFri got $710,000 for its Clandestine: Anomaly game; Hinterland Studio’s The Long Dark received $697,414; Minority Media’s Cali got $676,282; and Quebec interactive platform Plateforme RealMotion got $4628,057.

And RocketChicken Interactive’s CodeRunner 2 received $625,000, Turbulent Media’s Le Photographe inconnu got $312,500 in backing, and Hololabs Studio’s Papercade game received $225,000.