Frima and the NFB launch Where’s Monsieur Pug?

Frima and the NFB launch Where’s Monsieur Pug?

FRIMA LAUNCHES WHERE’S MONSIEUR PUG? – A GEOLOCATION AND AUGMENTED REALITY GAME – CO-CREATED WITH THE NFB

Download the press kit for WHERE’S MONSIEUR PUG? here : http://bit.ly/MrPUGpresskit

Québec – September 22, 2016 – Frima Studio and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are announcing today the release of the mobile geolocation game Where’s Monsieur Pug?, available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store (iOS and Android). Where’s Monsieur Pug? is a wacky mobile game – combining augmented reality and geocaching – in which the players must hide spy pugs around town and try to find the ones hidden by other players.

Like Pokémon Go, Where’s Monsieur Pug? uses the device’s camera to insert virtual pugs in the real-world background, with which the player must then interact.

Where’s Monsieur Pug? is based on the Monsieur Pug (2014) animation short by filmmaker Janet Perlman, coscripted by Québécois novelist and playwright Larry Tremblay. It tells the crazy story of a paranoid, anxious dog who loves origami and ice cream, and who is convinced to be the victim of a vast conspiracy.

 SYNOPSIS

As a member of a mysterious organization, your mission is simple: use your smartphone to track Monsieur Pug’s every move. Hire Pug  – double agents – and post them in various strategic locations across town. Is your target hiding behind the convenience store? In the mall? On the bridge? On the other side of town? Post your Pug s and keep your eyes peeled! Find Pug s hidden by other agents to rise within the organization and acquire the means to equip your pugs with fancy and adorable accessories, which will increase your chances of completing your main mission: finding Monsieur Pug!

 FEATURES

  • Go on a geolocated treasure hunt
  • Track down Monsieur Pug for rewards
  • Post spy Pug s in your favorite spots
  • Find other players’ Pug s – including your friends’
  • Equip your Pug s with adorable and useful accessories

GENRE

Augmented reality geolocation game

PLATFORMS

Google Play (Android), App Store (iOS)

RELEASE DATE

September 22, 2016

Download WHERE’S MONSIEUR PUG? for free here:

App Store (iOS) > http://bit.ly/MrPugiOs

Google Play (Android) > http://bit.ly/MrPugGoogle

 

CREDITS

WHERE’S MONSIEUR PUG?

Based on the Monsieur Pug short by Janet Perlman

 

Written By

Janet Perlman

Larry Tremblay

NFB TEAM

Producer

Marc Bertrand

Design

Janet Perlman

Music

Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Project Manager

Marie-Josée Lachance

Production Coordinator

Michèle Labelle

Administrator

Diane Régimbald

Administrative Team

Diane Ayotte

Karine Desmeules

Distribution – Marketing

Geneviève Bérard

Legal Counsel

Peter Kallianiotis

Executive Producer

Julie Roy

Special Thanks

Sébastien Beaulieu

 

FRIMA STUDIO PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer

Charles-Anthony Gagnon-Lemay

Business Development Manager

André Demers

Brand Manager

Antoinette Thibeault

Project Managers

Pierre-Alain Hoh

Richard Demers

Valérie Mignault

Design Director

Gabriel Lefebvre

Game Designers

Frédéric Haineault

Alex Van Chestein

David Lavoie

Narrative Designer

Marc-André Cossette

Artist

Mathieu Cloutier

Technical Director

Pierre-Alexandre Leclerc

Lead Programmer

Patrick Bibeau

Game Programmers

David Gauvreau

Maxime Lachance

David St-Cyr

Sébastien Riendeau

Backend Programmers

Pascal Lemay

Renaud Marcoux

Frédérick Deschênes

Interface Design Coordinator

Jean-François Nadeau

Interface Designer

Karell Damour

Quality Assurance Unit Lead

Bruno Leclerc

Quality Assurance Technicians

Julie Guay

Dylan Daggett

Mathieu Simard

Adam Lamothe

Simon Bérubé

Special Thanks

Maude Lagadec-Gaulin

Michael Champagne

Marie-Pier Desmarais

Pierre Couillard

Steven Comeau

Jacques Hébert

Jonathan Quan

Charles Rhéaume

ABOUT FRIMA STUDIO

Frima is a leader in the entertainment and innovation industry. Since its creation in 2003, the company has developed a wide range of digital products, from video games to visual effects to animation. Frima’s know-how also includes virtual reality, augmented reality, and connected toys. In addition to working in close collaboration with such prominent partners as LEGO, Mattel, Oddworld, Zynga, Ubisoft, Hasbro, and Electronic Arts, Frima’s original property division has released several hit titles, the likes of Chariot, Nun Attack, Zombie Tycoon, and FATED. With over 400 industry professionals on-board, the studio launches high-quality products that stand out both artistically and technologically.

 

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ABOUT THE NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 15 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Claire Karimpour

Community manager

Frima Studio

claire.karimpour@frimastudio.com