Louis Says Jumping Through Hoops
Based on the Louis Says TV series Jumping through Hoops is an interactive appisode for iPad. Also known as interactive cartoon, an appisode is an animated video where interactive activities and games are presented to the user as the story unfolds. In the appisode Randy gets a hula hoop as a present but he doesn’t know how to play with it. Randy will ask the user to help him by touching the screen and moving the finger in a circular motion. At night Randy’s mom tells him about the Aboriginal hoop dance tradition. In his dream, Randy transforms to Super Randy and travels to the past to meet a traditional hoop dancer who can’t perform because his hoops are missing. With the user’s help, Randy will find the dancer’s hoops and save the day.
Financial participation: APTN, Canada Media Fund, Creative Saskatchewan.
Interactive aboriginal-based bimonthly arts and culture digital publication in English, Cree and Dene that features articles, short stories, poetry, photos and videos. Magazine can be viewed for free online at mbcmagazine.com and on the MBC App.
Financial participation: Canadian Heritage Aboriginal Languages Program and SaskCulture.
CFNK Radio App
The official app for CFNK Radio which provides live radio streaming. The app is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Projects in Production
Louis Says Mini Games
Featuring characters from the Louis Says animated series, the mobile app includes six games that are designed to teach basic pronunciation and vocabulary in a fun and engaging way. Users can use the language selector feature to play the games in each of the following Aboriginal languages: Woods Cree, Dene, Plains Cree and Inuktitut. The app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Financial participation: Canadian Heritage-Aboriginal Languages Program, Creative Saskatchewan
Louis Says Camping under the Stars appisode
Based on the Louis Says TV series Camping under the Stars is an interactive appisode for iPad. Also known as interactive cartoon, an appisode is an animated video where interactive activities and games are presented to the user as the story unfolds. Before Randy can go on a camping trip with Mr. Thompson, he first has to finish his breakfast. Just like the TV show, Randy imagines that his breakfast comes to life. To help a donut and three animal crackers form a merry-go-round Randy asks the user to tap on the screen and move the finger in a circular motion. At night while camping Mr. Thompson tells Randy about the traditional sweat lodge ceremony. In his dream, Randy goes back in time and transforms into Super Randy whose mission is to find the lost elder that will conduct the sweat lodge ceremony.
Financial participation: APTN, Canada Media Fund, Creative Saskatchewan
MBC Media App is a free mobile app for iOS and Android, which delivers original media content such as videos, audio interviews, everyday phrases in aboriginal languages, access to live radio, and a digital arts & culture magazine. The app is available for download for free on App Store and Google Play.
Financial participation: Canadian Heritage-Aboriginal Languages Initiative, Creative Saskatchewan