INplay has partnered with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to create an exclusive opportunity to showcase Canadian interactive projects. The Canadian Interactive Showcase presented by CMF will provide Canadian companies with a chance to share their interactive project, product or service with an audience of investors, potential partners and peers. The following five projects will be presented to the INplay audience at the conference on May 18, hosted by Mike Wise, Anchor: CBC News Toronto, and Host, iDesk
PO-MO Inc.– Meghan Athavale, Winnipeg, Manitoba
PO-MOtion is a free, customizable motion-reactive projection software that can be installed on any computer. The software can be used with any projector or large display (including TVs) and any kind of web camera. The software allows childhood educators and special needs educators to install their own motion reactive floors and walls.
Soma Creates - Josh Heidebrecht, Calgary, Alberta
Soma Creates will showcase two iPhone Kids games. Paint like never before by mixing colours together in OLIVIA Paints, make your very own fruit smoothie with none other than Strawberry Shortcake, and catch a glimpse into their next upcoming project.
Tactica Interactive - Kevin Glasier, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games is an innovative iPhone/iPod app that helps children improve speaking clarity and confidence. Voice-controlled games give children a fun and engaging way to master 23 core phonetic sounds. The product was developed and tested in direct consultation with speech and language pathologists.
Kidobi - Eric Sorenson, Toronto, Ontario
Kidobi is a revolutionary technology that creates personalized programming blocks for preschool children, helping them get the most out of their media. Extensive parental controls and reporting tools give parents peace of mind, while our subscription-based business model helps content partners generate new revenue streams.
Pixton Comics Inc. - Clive Goodinson, Parksville, BC
Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics™, a revolutionary new patent-pending technology that gives anyone the power to create comics on the web.From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion. Pixton Comics was named a“leading Web 2.0 pioneer” and“one of the 20 companies driving innovation and changing the way we use the Internet” by Backbone Magazine / KPMG.
INplay is a unique, international event that connects kids creative industries with insights and opportunities in the interactive space. From the video game business to the broadcast industry, from toys to toons, the INplay conference brings together leaders in the kids space to learn, network and be inspired by interactive. Held at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, Canada on May 17 and 18th 2011, the INplay conference will feature presentations, panel discussions, case studies, technology“show and tells”, keynotes and a good dose of fun!
About Interactive Ontario (IO) http://www.interactiveontario.com
IO is a not-for-profit industry trade organization representing more than 300 interactive digital media companies covering a range of sectors including: e-Learning, video/online games, mobile, television, and social media. IO is committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital media industry. To this end IO is an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC.)
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative, Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada’s cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world. http://www.cmf-fmc.ca< http://www.cmf-fmc.ca>
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