CFC, Mind Pirate launch production lab for wearable tech games, apps


The Canadian Film Centre and Silicon Valley-based game developer Mind Pirate have partnered to create the ideaBOOST/MindPirate Production Lab.

The program, which will give creators the opportunity to create games and apps for the emerging wearable technology market, is open to up to six U.S. and Canadian developers and/or companies.

The selected teams will receive $10,000 in funding, and will participate in a three-month boot camp using their own programming skills and Mind Pirate’s next-gen game platform, Callisto, to create products for wearable devices, like Google Glass.

Callisto will be made publicly available to third parties starting in 2014, so lab participants will be amongst the first in the market to use the technology, according to a release from the CFC.

Games completed as part of the program will be featured in a marketing event in February 2014, with additional marketing opps available for the best of the six games.

Applications open Oct. 2, and more information is available online.