September 22, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
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) animated short by filmmaker Janet Perlman, co-scripted 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 he’s the victim of a vast conspiracy. Monsieur Pug streams free of charge in the NFB.ca screening Room.
As a member of a mysterious organization, your mission is simple: use your smartphone to track Monsieur Pug’s every move. Hire Pugs—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 Pugs and keep your eyes peeled! Find Pugs 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!
- Go on a geolocated treasure hunt
- Track down Monsieur Pug for rewards
- Post spy Pugs in your favourite spots
- Find other players’ Pugs, including your friends’
- Equip your Pugs with adorable and useful accessories
Augmented reality geolocation game
Google Play (Android), App Store (iOS)
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
WHERE’S MONSIEUR PUG?
Based on the Monsieur Pug short by Janet Perlman
Written by: Janet Perlman and Larry Tremblay
Producer: Marc Bertrand
Design: Janet Perlman
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
FRIMA STUDIO PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer: Charles-Anthony Gagnon-Lemay
Business Development Manager: André Demers
Brand Manager: Antoinette Thibeault
App Store (iOS)
Google Play (Android)
Online Screening Room: NFB.ca
For Frima Studio
For the NFB
Tel. : 514-496-4486
Cell. : 514-458-9745
Director, Communications, Partnerships and Public Affairs, NFB
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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. Site Web | Facebook | @FrimaStudios
About the NFB
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 17 Webbys. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.