The growth is driven by strong demand for its products in services across all three of Dark Slope’s entertainment divisions – virtual production, metaverse development and location-based VR and AR attractions.
02 MARCH 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, today announces the tripling of its entertainment revenue going into 2021. The growth is driven by strong demand for its products in services across all three of Dark Slope’s entertainment divisions – virtual production, metaverse development and location-based VR and AR attractions.
Covid-19 has had an accelerating effect on the virtual production industry as a whole, with Dark Slope Studios being able to leverage the company’s long-standing game-engine expertise, proprietary remote production technologies, and its warehouse-scale virtual production and motion capture stage in Toronto. The division is producing and co-producing animation content with top tier brands and streaming services globally.
Over the course of 2020, the company invested resources into expanding its work on multiplayer home experiences and metaverse development, a sector that has experienced massive growth over the last year. Dark Slope Studios is on the forefront of creating new in-home gaming experiences using its evolving persistent world technologies, and is in development on its first major title built on its metaverse framework, to be announced later in 2021.
As with most hospitality industries, Dark Slope Studios’ location-based entertainment division had to contend with massive shifts following the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. As an encouraging harbinger of the post-Covid times ahead, the company is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of demand for its expertise in large-scale immersive attraction development. New titles, to be announced at a later date, will be released in late 2021 and early 2022, adding to the more than 450 locations worldwide where Dark Slope content is already featured.
The driver of this early 2021 success has come from the global expansion of the Dark Slope team, now with more than 45 spatial computing and content experts working from Toronto and locations spanning the globe. The company is now proud to boast team members on every continent other than Antarctica. With clients and partners from a similarly diverse geographic footprint.
“During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to invest in R&D to refine our virtual production and metaverse development capabilities. It helped us to become more efficient and automated in our production processes, to be bold, and push the window on innovation. All while laying the foundation for a global production pipeline. By introducing new global workflows, and hiring world-class practitioners we have grown in ways we couldn’t have previously imagined. ” Dan Fill, President, Dark Slope Studios.
In 2020, Dark Slope Studios introduced Flex RDS, a remote directing platform and service, shipped the four person Slugterra Slugslinger VR available on Hologate as well as the eight player Scarygirl Mission Maybee title to Zero Latency’s 2000 sq ft game space, a multiplayer Magic Leap shipping container exhibition in conjunction Pukeko Pictures and The Canadian Media Fund and produced over three hundred minutes of linear animation for Nickelodeon International, TVOntario, Secret Location (eOne) and Viacom International amongst others. Dark Slope is actively looking for partners interested in innovative solutions to television production, multiplayer game development and location based attractions.
ABOUT DARK SLOPE STUDIOS
Dark Slope Studios is an entertainment company specializing in the creation of games, multiplayer experiences and linear television production using virtual production techniques. Founded in 2018, Dark Slope Studios has continued to push the boundaries of multi-sensory out of home entertainment center spectacles, game engine led virtual reality experiences, and motion capture driven television production. From it’s 8000 square foot studio, Dark Slope Studios leverages its warehouse scale virtual production stage with proprietary pipeline, tools, workflows and game-engine technology in order to bring world class creative properties to life. Alongside virtual production, the company has honed expertise in persistent community platform development. Based in Toronto, Dark Slope Studios balances innovative technology with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit https://darkslope.com/ to learn more.