Slugterra is nominated under the best VR/AR category at the award show committed to celebrating Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment.
05 APRIL 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, today announces that its virtual reality game, based on Wildbrain’s global animation sensation, Slugterra is nominated for a Canadian Game Award. Slugterra is nominated under the best VR/AR category at the award show committed to celebrating Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The 2021 Canadian Game Award winners will be announced on Friday, April 9 at 8PM ET with the award ceremony accessible on Twitch and GINX TV Canada.
“We are thrilled to hear of Slugterra’s nomination at the CGA’s. Slugterra is exemplary of the work Dark Slope Studios produces. A fast-paced, competitive, multiplayer experience in a visually stunning expansive gamespace. Kudos to every member on the project, the nomination is a testament not only to their creative ability but their unwavering dedication and I am proud to be a part of such an incredible team.” Stephan Tanguay, Lead XR Game Designer, Dark Slope Studios.
Slugterra is a fast paced, competitive, team focused, shooter experience available on the HOLOGATE ARENA VR platform. The compact design enables up to 4 players to effortlessly play within a small footprint of 25m² / 270 ft². Within the competitive arena of the Slugterra universe players use slug-slingers to shoot slugs and seek cover by jumping from platform to platform in the deep underground. Choosing between Eli the All-Rounder, Trixie the Tactician, Pronto The Rogue, or Kord, The Tank. Each round is 5 minutes long, and the team that scores the most match points at the end of the round is the winner. The game is easy to play but hard to master making it a hit with families and friends looking for a fun game suitable for all ages and all skill levels.
Slugterra is now available to play in VR worldwide in partnership with HOLOGATE, the global market leader in immersive location-based entertainment. With more than 400 live turnkey VR systems across 36 countries, the virtual reality game is set to reach more than 7 million players globally.
Slugterra is based on the popular Wildbrain animated television series originally created by Asaph Fipke and Executive Produced by Ken Faier. Slugterra aired on Disney XD and went on to feature 63 episodes across 6 seasons, spawning 5 movies and 80 online “Slugisodes” which have garnered over two billion views on YouTube. In addition, Slugterra’s mobile games have over 45 million downloads.
ABOUT DARK SLOPE STUDIOS
Founded in 2018, Dark Slope Studios has continued to push the boundaries of multi-sensory entertainment center spectacles, virtual reality experiences, immersive games, and motion capture-driven virtual production for television. 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. Based in Toronto, and with a global workforce, Dark Slope Studios combines advanced technologies with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit https://darkslope.com/ to learn more.