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Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon

By Myriam Kessiby / June 07, 2019 / Posted in: Canadian Success Stories

Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon

It takes a lot of effort, energy, tenacity and audacity to reach the peaks of the Himalayas. This is a journey similar to that of Nancy Florence Savard and her team, as they embarked on the production of the 3D animated film Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon. Like the characters in the movie, the producer encountered several challenges along the way, without ever losing sight of her goal. Here is the story behind Mission Kathmandu... read more

Biba

By Myriam Kessiby / May 09, 2019 / Posted in: Canadian Success Stories

Biba

In our current era where tablets and smartphones are ubiquitous, it can be hard to engage children in traditional outside play to get them to move. So, when the warmth of spring comes back, it’s time for kids to get away from their screens and go outside to hit the playground. Or is it? What if a screen could actually be the best tool to get children to spend more time away from it? That’s the idea behind a suite of mobile games created by Biba Ventures. From the company’s production studio in Vancouver, the CEO Matt Toner tells us the story behind the fun... read more

Workin’ Moms

By Myriam Kessiby / April 03, 2019 / Posted in: Canadian Success Stories

Workin’ Moms

Despite all the cotton-candy bliss that is often associated with motherhood, the reality is that becoming a mother is very demanding at every level. Between the uncontrollable sobs of postpartum (both by mom and baby), the extreme tiredness (no, baby does not sleep through the night yet), and a permanent feeling of powerlessness (baby no longer has colics, but now, he’s teething), many young moms feel overwhelmed by their new role... read more

Fracter

By Myriam Kessiby / March 06, 2019 / Posted in: Canadian Success Stories

Fracter

In the plethora of video games on the market, often the themes and concepts proposed are similar: sports, combat or war games. Aiming to stand out, a team of creators came together to tell a story that is both unique and universal; a quest to try to find oneself... read more

The Messenger

By Myriam Kessiby / January 24, 2019 / Posted in: Canadian Success Stories

The Messenger

We are in the early 1990s. Little 8 year-old Thierry spends hours in front of his console exploring the world of Ninja Gaiden. Amazed by this video game, the boy begins to dream about his own ninja story... Fast forward 25 years. Thierry Boulanger, now a programmer, meets Martin Brouard, an executive producer. The two video game enthusiasts, then colleagues at Frima Studio in Québec city, were far from suspecting that their meeting would lead to the creation of one of the greatest successes of the year 2018 in their industry: The Messenger... read more