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To make the most of the current role-playing game renaissance, Légendes de la Table Ronde introduced a new vision of the genre based on the legends of King Arthur, one of the richest and most well-known mythical sources in the western world. Initially designed for a 16+ audience on PC-Steam (and later on iPad), players are placed on the throne of King Arthur any time during his reign, from the founding of the Round Table to its culmination with the Conquest of Rome. Players pick knights to accompany them on their quest in the year of their choice. The game records their exploits as their quest unfolds just like in a real novel. At the end, they get an illustrated version of their adventures in a PDF file that can be printed out and even bound into a classic legendary book with their name in the title.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Dusty Dead: Adrift is a roguelite survival game set in the decaying remains of a fictionalized science-fantasy franchise. Against the backdrop of an utterly inhospitable universe where only near-demigod-like heroes and villains can survive, players find themselves on a modular long-haul spaceship with a cast of characters that have come together on a quest to restart the universe. With every choice, survival is on the line. Player beware: nothing in the world of The Dusty Dead is as simple as it appears. All of this combined with its strange-but-familiar looping game mechanics, and the challenge presented by an ever-upwards crawling difficulty level, will create a replayable and captivating experience.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$195,675.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

LoopHole is an action-platform game that puts players in control of a hack-tivist avatar infiltrating the computer networks of a futuristic dictatorship in a fight for freedom. It features an all-new cooperative relay system inspired by wrestling tag-team tactics for impressive combo attacks and team strategies. Levels are procedurally constructed, generating an infinite and ever-changing game experience. Users can choose from a wide array of unique characters before immersing themselves in an irreverent comic book, cyberpunk, arcade universe. They can send the perfect character into the fray at the perfect time, fight their way through enemy hordes, destroy the lanscape to uncover secret passages or create deadly traps, and take on hard-driving bosses by climbing the leaderboards in competitive mode or just for fun with friends. The goal is to find the loophole. The war for the future is in their hands.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Nova Runner is an exciting, 2.5D space shooter arcade game set in a retro-futuristic star system telling a tale of human endurance. Piloting the starship Twenty Phoenix 6, Captain Hauer navigates an endless Meshwork rail system defending his home from an endless barrage of enemies who would overtake it.
At its heart, the game tells the story of a lone fighter defending the Meshwork Masterpiece (a shining energy grid powered by a giant revolving Sun). Players control Captain Hauer in the fight against those who would try to take over or destroy the System. C
Players can select from different play modes, exchange earned points for bonuses and customizations, and progress either through the story to reveal the truth of Captain Hauer’s mission, or in an endless combat mode. Nova Runner is designed for play on iOS and Android devices by Aivia Games.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$171,165.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Alberta
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Transcend the safety of traditional ARPGs with an intimate over-the-shoulder camera. The world comes alive in all of its surreal horror, and wonder. Though Transcend uses a 3rd person perspective, its difficulty is not reflex based. It offers unique camera and targeting systems which bypass reflex challenges so that it can amp up strategic challenges to a level never before experienced in an ARPG.
It allows experimentation but then demands permanent choices. Strategize with deep and layered progression systems where decisions matter. It is inspired by philosophy and themes on the very nature of meaning. This is a narrative unseen in the ARPG genre. It contains beautiful and terrible environments and creatures inspired by surrealism. Players will traverse dreamlike and nightmarish levels. It combines the old-school tactics of top-down ARPGs with the immersion of 3rd person, enabling unrelenting strategy-focused action.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$215,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Console - Native
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Pro Exp Media's Immersive TrailAR platform will provide audiences with an immersive experience when watching a movie trailer. By putting them in the middle of the action/scene via 360 degree visual stories, the audience member will feel as if they were part of the scene. The platform will accomplish this by merging AR, VR and MR technologies into one, creating a user experience that will provide the most compelling AR immersion that highlights the best features of Hollywood blockbuster entertainment… an important factor for 2021 and beyond as the industry starts to lure people back into the big-screen experience. And with Pro Exp Media opening the first Hollywood themed IP based AR Pop Up Museum in Q4 of 2021 in Los Angeles, the Immersive TrailAR platform will be an extension to this attraction/business.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Software
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Website - Online
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

"Niall’s Apprentice” is a quest-based RPG virtual reality experience with its narrative controlled by users' neural and biometric responses. A fantastic fusion of science fiction, magical reality, and historical facts. A time-traveling adventure thriller set in a techno-magical reality, users are taken on a journey highlighting individuals whose wisdom helped shape modern medicine. This project represents one of the first uses of biometric technology to define the narrative and user experience in a virtual reality environment.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$187,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
Toronto
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

SongRight is a software solution that provides rights management and administration services to the music industry: (a) the creation of agreements related to music ownership, control, royalties, rights and obligations for songwriters, performers, master rights owners and other related parties; (b) the direct or indirect registration of the data generated from the music agreements with relevant music organizations; and (c) the administration and distribution of funds collected by such organizations.
The lack of concise, clear, balanced agreements, consistent with the parties’ expectations and industry practices causes stress and misunderstandings and may block songs from being released. The SongRight team are working together to create a tool for creators to capture, apportion, and distribute the fruits of their creations.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Software
Commitment
$195,600.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Ontario
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Weird O’s is a whimsical multiplayer Battle Royale videogame for PC and consoles that employs innovative technology, a family friendly formula, simple controls, and fantasy-inspired artwork. Set in polygonal, fantasy kingdom, teams of Weird O’s must collect crystal meteor shards that periodically rain down upon the picturesque countryside and offer them to their respective deities.
Players will run, jump, and dive as they grab crystals and deposit the crystals at the shrine of the deity of their choosing. Deposited crystals will trigger magic gateways that transport players within the shrine’s vicinity to another realm, where they will compete in the presence of the great spirits in a rotating series of mini games. By winning the favour of these deities, players will be awarded points which can then be exchanged FOR STUFF! Hats, staffs, wands, new robes and all sorts of odds and ends to customize your little Weird O.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$249,999.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Console - Native
Round
1
Region
Alberta
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Encampment is a narrative strategy game that thoughtfully blends two core genres into one socially innovative experience of emotional exploration, relationship-building, and wartime leadership, while also reframing how we approach violence in videogames. In Encampment, players take on the role of a character who is thrust into a fraught civil war, and must forsake family loyalty for duty, leading a scrappy rebel force to reinstate the rightful ruler of the land. The strength of friendship, strategy, and political maneuvers advance the cause’s efforts, and though the player remains “safe” in the camp, they experience the consequences of every choice firsthand. Every choice made could be the difference between success and failure, as players survey the battlefield, confront the horrific aftermath, distribute limited resources between an ever-growing list of competing priorities, decide who to trust, who to endanger, and who to protect.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$195,675.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Colony is a single-player PC adventure game in which you play a 'subterrene' pilot lost in the bowels of a far future earth. Players can control the vessel’s navigation, communication and computer systems, and connect and collaborate with NPC characters to find their way home. Colony is an immersive narrative experience that brings text-based adventure gameplay into 3D realms.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$11,130.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
Ontario
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Since the dawn of time, Wizards, Sorcerers, Mages, Witches, and all sorts of spell casters from the Magical Guilds have been gathering around the sacred Mount Earthsea to discover who will become the next Legendary Badass Wizard.

This is the storyline behind the Battle of Wizards, fun and entertaining VR Game, where friends get together as teams to battle by casting magical spells. A Multiplayer PVP Online battle arena, and first-person hero magic spell game where players battle against other players in multiple game modes Battle of Wizards is an extreme immersive gaming experience where players use gestures to learn and cast spells against other Wizards.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$231,900.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Toronto
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

The VREX sequencer is a tool for developers to create the next evolution of interactive video experiences. The tool offers a suite of functions that allow developers to easily edit 360 interactive video sequences. The user’s choices are not limited to an option in a menu; instead, the proposed solution analyzes how they interact with the system in real-time to create a profile of their particular interests in the scene. The user's choices are made in a transparent way - a technique essential to SIC-VR, that maximizes the immersion of the experience and that's been a key component of Signal Space Lab’s (Creators of the Raindance winning experience: Afterlife) past success in the genre.
The VREX sequencer is an essential tool for democratizing the development of SIC-VR content. It’s a tool that evolves the PROCESS of editing SIC-VR video, enhances their visual quality in VR devices, reduces the costs of producing them, and opens the door to a new demographic of “Interactive Video Creators”.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Software
Commitment
$186,930.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Ninja Cube is an asymmetrical turn-based strategy action puzzle game for iOS and Android, where the player takes on the role of Ninja, a cube shaped Ninja, who is tasked with the painstaking responsibility of bringing peace and harmony back to the world by defeating an invasion of evil Hyper Demons! To do this, the player will need to recruit and upgrade new cubes and equip them with the strongest weapons to strategically destroy the Demons from the fourth dimension!

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$184,614.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable - Offline
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Wasuek and her twin brother U'n live in the Mi’kmaq island territory called Unama’ki. One summer morning, Wasuel wakes to discover that her brother is missing and has been taken to the spirit world by an evil creature that feeds on those of pure heart and brave spirit. Wasuek decides that she must enter the spirit world and save her brother.
U'n cleverly escapes his captor, and begins his journey back through the spirit world with the hope of reuniting with his sister. All the while, he is being tracked and chased by the spirit-eater.
Through their travels, the two young adventurers encounter Mi’kmaq legends and spiritual heroes. From these encounters they learn and acquire special spiritual skills that can assist them on their journey. The game culminates with the sibling’s reunion in the centre of the spirit world, where they combine their powers to defeat the spirit-eater.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$190,260.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Console - Native
Round
1
Region
Nova Scotia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Valley of the Rougarou is a location-based augmented reality survival game for iOS/iPadOS. Steeped in Métis oral tradition, culture, history, and folklore, users explore the real-world, trying to survive long enough to banish the Rougarou, ominous creatures who hunt them. Using on-screen gestures and voice commands, users fend off attacks, discover rewards, and find safety. By blending dynamic AR game scenes, spatialized audio interfaces, and extended game content, Valley of the Rougarou reimagines AR gameplay by flipping the script of popular “hunting” games (Pokémon Go) and making players the prey.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$214,851.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

Welcome to The Garden VR, where players and natures can become one! Users can enter, play, listen, see, touch, interact and watch their bodies respond to the beautiful garden. At the same time, they can watch their environment respond in absurd, funny, and insightful ways to interactions like touching a plant, admiring a flower, or listening to the buzz of an insect.
Embodying the next generation of VR experiences that combine compelling and innovative interactivity with profitable commercial models both as downloadable experiences on online marketplace and as immersive installations, The Garden VR will uniquely combine high-quality art and invisible-to-the-user technology with the goal of creating both individual and group experiences that surprise and delight.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$187,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

ManaVoid’s Project Yggdrasil combines two of today’s very popular game genres: city builders and colony-sim role playing. The fully 3D game uses vividly colourful art direction, complemented by epic cartoon cinematics, to depict Viking mythology in a way that’s accessible to everyone. The experience is rooted in the well-known and popular Ragnarök theme from the great Viking sagas...but with a twist. The action takes place post-Ragnarök, after the end of the world according to Norse mythology. It’s an idea that’s never been exploited before by contemporary multimedia productions. Of course, the post-Ragnarök period is no picnic. Players lead a surviving Viking colony as they seek Yggdrasil, the mythical Tree of Life, in order to revive the world and save humanity. Like the human survivors in Battlestar Galactica, they must be ready to move at a moment’s notice, making agonizing decisions about what to bring along and what to leave behind.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application - Native
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

Project Stratus is an exploration, manufacturing, and business VR game, designed for the next-generation PlayStation 5 and scheduled for release in fall 2023. Inspired by tales from the early days of postal aviation, players assume the role of pilots flying from island to island across an archipelago. On board their aircraft, like traveling merchants of the skies, players experience the fantasy of airborne navigation through a rich and vibrant world. Project Status is a single-player, open-world game that blends systemic gameplay with a dynamic narrative.

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Console - Native
Round
1
Region
Montreal
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

ERMX reconceptualizes the escape room experience, entertaining adults and young families alike for an hour-long adventure in a Mixed Reality Room.
The classic group collaboration game is extended into a digital fantasy. By combining VR and AR the physical space, its furniture, keys, locks and props are augmented.
The superset of digital gadgets and real-world objects delivers a brain and brawn adventure that tantalizes the imagination of all the players trying to escape Room MX.
From a tech perspective, ERMX is a mixed reality experience that blends AR with LIDAR and IMU trackers.
Enabling real objects held by the players to become digital gadgets that trigger in-game SFX and animation. Each adventure delivers a “best of both worlds”."

Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$237,583.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Prototyping
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Physical Location - Exhibit
Round
1
Region
Nova Scotia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

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