Ontario Government Invests in Interactive Digital Media Fund

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Ontario is investing in its booming digital media sector by supporting 136 interactive digital media projects across the province that will create jobs and stimulate the economy. 

Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, made the announcement today on behalf of Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport at the Drake Devonshire, in Prince Edward County.

Yugen, an innovative digital media company based out of Prince Edward County, is receiving funding from the province to develop Gepeto, an online storytelling app for children that uses hands-on play to spark creativity and teach critical thinking. 

Ontario supports companies to develop original and innovative projects, including video games, educational digital content for youth, creative web series and online magazines. It also supports Ontario companies to pursue concept definition, production, marketing and global market development of products created in the province. 

Read the full news release here.