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The amazing story of Indie Game: The Movie

Directors and producers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky are true pioneers of the ‘direct to fan’ approach. The success of their film Indie Game: The Movie showed the huge potential of hybrid distribution strategies. Unfaltering dedication explains this amazing achievement in terms of creative entrepreneurship. Innovators despite themselves? Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky could never... Read More »

Is Virtual Reality Child’s Play?

Written by Marc Roberge, Florence Roche, and Judith Beauregard Virtual reality and 360 video open up new horizons for children’s content, especially when it comes to teaching. But what can be said about the potential risks of this new technology as far as young viewers are concerned? Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly accessible to children. McDonald... Read More »

Who Truly Are the Millennials? Anatomy of a Buzzword

Clichés on millennials abound. Here is a nuanced analysis of seven preconceived ideas about 18 to 34 year-olds that debunks several myths surrounding this generation. The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X: we have always loved labelling and categorizing generations. Who are the most recent victims of this tendency? Youth born between 1980 and 1995... Read More »

How to Bring Your Mobile Game to Asia

Gaming consultant Josh Burns analyzes the opportunities and challenges in five key Asian markets and presents a nine-step process to start selling your mobile game in this region of the globe. At the Montreal International Games Summit (MIGS) 2016, mobile and gaming industry consultant Josh Burns challenged game developers to start thinking in a truly... Read More »

The immersive power of binaural sound: an interview with Amaury La Burthe (Audiogaming)

What is binaural sound and how can you use it in your work? Amaury La Burthe, who specializes in audio tools for digital media, explains how this technology contributed to the success of the Notes on Blindness virtual reality experience. New narrative formats create a breeding ground for sound designers, and there are more and... Read More »

TOD, fans, and partnerships: new growth opportunities in alternative distribution

In the shadow of giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, new tools and services are being deployed to help independent directors and producers gain more control over the commercial destiny of their projects. They propose a new take on the ‘direct to fans’ approach. Through crowdfunding or viral campaigns, independent productions are now... Read More »

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability

In today’s world where content discovery depends on powerful algorithms, using metadata – data that identifies the content – becomes more crucial than ever for creators and producers. Here is an analysis of the main indexing standards you need to ensure the traceability of your content in the digital universe. There’s no doubt that the... Read More »

Can eSports bring millennials back to TV?

With the pro-gaming sector posed to be worth $1.1 billion by 2019, eSports is an opportunity to reach a ‘lost’ audience, says beActive’s founder. ESports, or competitive professional video gaming, has surged in popularity in the past few years, inspired by images of Korean arenas packed with thousands of fans cheering on teenagers playing video... Read More »

Promoting your indie game: ten lessons learned by Versus Evil

Steve Escalante, general manager of indie game publisher Versus Evil, shares ten lessons he learned about PR campaigns and launch windows. With 15 years of experience in video game development and publishing, Steve Escalante knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to launching and promoting a game. He presented some of the lessons... Read More »

‘Getting It Made’ No Matter What: Meet P.E.I.’s Enterprising Filmmakers

Producers and directors in P.E.I. have found creative ways to lead their projects to completion outside traditional TV space. Adam Perry, Harmony Wagner, and Jeremy Larter share how they used micro-budget programs, crowdfunding and YouTube to achieve great results with little means. Filmmakers in P.E.I. all have one defining trait: pluck. They’re determined to get... Read More »

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