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Posted 2007-04-23 by Tony Walsh
‘ReGenesis Extended Reality Game’ Wins International Emmy
Xenophile snags International Interactive Emmy award. Pictured from L to R: Thomas Wallner, Catherine Warren (Bell Fund Board Member), Keith Clarkson, Patrick Crowe. Photo: Gary Hayes.
A belated huzzah is due to Canada's Xenophile Media for their ReGenesis Extended Reality Game (II), which won an International Emmy award for Interactive Program (tied with Zinc Roe Design for Zimmer Twins). The game was produced in association with Shaftesbury Films, in parallel with two seasons of their ReGenesis TV series roughly between late 2004 and early 2006. The interplay between the TV and cross-platform game elements included numerous hooks, including seemingly-user-generated plot-twists, synchronized live events, and a gripping web/TV simulcast at the end of the second season.

I worked with Xenophile as a game designer and writer on both seasons of the game, collaborating closely in particular with Creative Director Evan Jones (now of Stitch Media), writers from the show, and Kolody Inc. (a Toronto-based creative firm which did a fantastic job of visual and functional design on the project). This is the latest in a series of recent accomplishments for Xenophile, and surely not the last. Congrats, gang!
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