Hamilton, ON: Indie game developers SHG Studios are pleased to announce $494,000 of funding from the Canadian Media Fund (CMF). The funding is for a ground-breaking new Intellectual Property due for release in the fall of 2016.
Managing Director of SHG Studios, Colin Ferguson said “The team pulled out all of the stops to ensure our vision of the project was effectively communicated to the CMF. I can’t tell you how excited we are to be able to work on the project and share this news with our players. My thanks goes out to the team and to the CMF for their insight into the potential the project and SHG Studios have. Hamilton and Southern Ontario have been fantastic support for us, and of course we wouldn’t be here without our in-game community”.
The project awarded funding from the CMF is entitled Star Pirates: Infinity. It is a next generation Collectible Card Game (CCG) for iOS, Android, and Steam. In this game, players buy and assemble card decks to compete against opposing players, both human and Artificial Intelligence. Players gain rewards, unlock missions and collect a range of units in the form of collectible cards. The game has the combined benefits of digital and paper-based CCGs. We call this the Star Crash Universe, a hard-science fiction space opera that explores human nature and its relationship with technology. Star Pirates: Infinity is the next planned addition to this universe.
About SHG Studios
SHG Studios is an independent casual game developer. We create casual games focused on social interaction for a global audience. Players come for the games, and stay for the community. Our focus since day one has been on engaging social and community mechanics with our games. Players who joined us over 7 years ago, and still play, will attest to this. Our community development dynamics allows us to punch beyond our size and battle it out with the big players in the casual gaming world. We are very cognizant this is why players choose us over our competitors, and we build our games and communities accordingly.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.
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