URBANIA.CA SHEDS ITS SKIN

Publié le 6 April 2015

Par ADMIN URBANIA
 

Six years after the launch of its Web portal, URBANIA creates a renewed version of its site, urbania.ca.  With rejuvenated design, the platform offers adaptive browsing, making the experience optimal on all devices, regardless of screen size (mobile, tablet, computer).

 

“When we created the magazine twelve years ago, URBANIA was made and printed by a gang of friends looking for a pretext to get out of the office, meet people, and tell their stories.  This spirit remains alive and well, but waning on many platforms, whether in print, TV, or on the Web”, says URBANIA’s founder and editor Philippe Lamarre.

 

Frequented monthly by 250 000 young adults, the site was visited by 2 million unique visitors in 2014, and is, consequently, URBANIA’s cornerstone.  These numbers make it a key player in Quebec, particularly with the much coveted Millennial audience.

L’OR DU GOLF: A NEW SERIOUS GAME, BY URBANIA

Publié le 5 April 2015

Par ADMIN URBANIA
 

The documentary game L’Or du golf, designed and produced by URBANIA in partnership with Pliab, for the producer Laterna Films and ICI Radio-Canada, was launched last April 5th.  The game is a complement to a documentary by the same name, directed by Ian Jaquier.

 

L’Or du golf is a serious game that has users delve into the issues surrounding the exploration and exploitation of oil in Quebec, particularly in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  Players are invited to take the leadership of Énergie Québec, a fictitious company that handles the province’s energy concerns. The objective is to reduce dependence on imported oil by the year 2040.  To achieve this, players must manage all the phases of exploitation, from a site’s exploration to its closure.  They will discover that the issues and risks are extensive: finding a balance between economic gain and environmental security is difficult.  Will they succeed in finding a way for Quebec to be energy

SUPPORT THE PILOT FOR THE ORIGINAL WEB SERIES LES MILLIONAIRES!

Publié le 20 March 2015

Par ADMIN URBANIA
 

Watch the pilot for our new original series Les Millionaires, created in partnership with ICI Tou.tv.  If you want to see the next episode: share, tweet, and comment, get your social networks buzzing!  Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Google+: it will be thanks to you if we can finance the Les Millionaires series.

 

Actors Felix Tanguay and Jean-François Provençal have a long-cherished dream: to become millionaires.  Discouraged by the lack of funding in TV, they decide to abandon their careers in front of the camera to focus on a new project: crowdfunding! Their plan is to come up with a new idea every week that can be financed by a community, and any idea will do… This is how they hope to become millionaires.

A GRAFIKA GRAND PRIX FOR FORT MCMONEY

Publié le 5 February 2015

Par ADMIN URBANIA
 

The documentary game Fort McMoney is once again lauded, this time with a Grafika Grand Prix in the category for Best Design of a Cultural Web Site.

 

“Members of the jury rallied around Fort McMoney thanks to efficient design for a new kind of journalism; one that integrates documentary, gaming, the Web, and opinions.  An innovative, striking and engaging production”, explained jury member Vincent Ramsay-Lemelin.

 

The award highlights the quality of work done by art director Maude Thibodeau.

 

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