OMDC Newsletter
December 2013

Ontario’s Interactive Digital Media Content Enjoys Success Across Many Platforms

OMDC-Supported Web-series Guidestones (ithentic/Smiley Guy Studios) wins Best Digital Program at the International Emmys!   2013 Canadian Screen Awards -Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media - Fiction - Guidestones - Jonas Diamond, Jay Ferguson, Lisa Baylin, Jeremy Diamond, Denny Silverthorne

2013 Canadian Screen Awards - Best Cross - Platform Project - Children's and Youth - My Babysitter's A Vampire Interactive: Humans vs. Vampires - Sabrina Saccoccio, James Milward, Pietro Gagliano, Gavin Friesen   2013 Canadian Screen Awards - Digital Media Trailblazing Award, Andra Sheffer

Congratulations to OMDC-supported Ontario game developer Queasy Games on receiving eight nominations and taking home two awards at the 2013 Canadian Video Games Awards for the game Sound Shapes.

  • Best game on the go: Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Best game innovation: Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Grand Prize for Ruby Skye P.I.: The Haunted Library
Award-Winning Tween/Teen Web Series Wins Big at LAWebFest

  • Grand Prize Winner
  • Outstanding Lead Actress – Interactive Narrative Drama: Madison Cheeatow
  • Outstanding Guest Actor – Interactive Narrative Drama: Geri Hall
  • Outstanding Cinematography – Interactive Narrative Drama: Alex Dacev
  • Outstanding Direction – Interactive Narrative Drama: Kelly Harms

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ - including Companies-to-Watch
and Technology Green 15™ - is the premier awards program for innovative Canadian companies
Ontario’s Uken Games were named as one of the Companies-to Watch


Ontario’s Phantom Compass’ Rollers of The Realm is A 2013 IndieCade Finalist!

Rollers of the Realm combines the frantic physics of classic arcade pinball with the character-driven adventure of fantasy role-playing games. Bounce, spin, and battle through scenes of an epic storyline with a band of medieval misfits tasked with reclaiming the world from dark and ancient magic.

Wild Kratts Game Website Win for Best Game Site Website


The 2013 Digi Awards Winners from Ontario are:

Graduate of the Year : Nick Pagee (New Media, Ryerson University)

Best in Cross-Platform Fiction: Continuum Interactive, Secret Location

Best in Cross-Platform Kids: The Next Step Interactive, Secret Location

Best in Cross-Platform Non-Fiction: The Defector, Jam3 and Fathom Film Group

Best in Interactive Advertising: Skittles Holiday Video Mashup, Jam3

Best in Mobility: Travel+Escape Magazine, Blue Ant Media

For a full list of winners click here.