XMG Studio

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XMG Studio Inc.
Industry Mobile gaming
Founded 2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Founder Ray Sharma
Defunct June 2017
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Website www.xmg.com

XMG Studio was a mobile games developer based in Toronto, Canada.[1][2] The company was founded by Ray Sharma in 2009. XMG has created a mixture of original IP games such as Fashion Star Boutique and Drag Racer World, and co-produced/licensed projects including Degrassi, Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash and Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast.[1][2][3] The company has launched games on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.[3][4] In 2011, XMG scouted for a partner in India.[5]

In 2011, the company was named in the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces.[6] In 2012, XMG was listed in Pocket Gamer's "Top 10 Mobile Game Developers to Watch in 2012."[7] XMG has also partnered with mobile games publisher, DeNA to bring select games to DeNA's mobile social game network.[8]

In 2012, XMG collaborated with Shaftesbury Films and its digital media division Smokebomb Entertainment to create an app-based video series called Totally Amp'd, which contained "appisodes."[9] XMG has also worked with Sony and MuchMusic to create the Degrassi and Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast apps.[1][2][3] In 2013, XMG also partnered with startup company, Seeds, to help give microloans to female entrepreneurs in developing countries through mobile gaming.[10]

XMG is the creator of The Great Canadian Appathon, a 48-hour coding competition for college students.[11][12] In late June 2017, XMG Studio was acquired by Highmark Interactive.[13]


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  2. ^ a b c "Le marché des téléphones portables révolutionne l'industrie du jeu vidéo". AFJV News. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Financial fragility is forcing indies into a too narrow focus, reckons XMG's Adam Telfer". PocketGamer.biz. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "XMG Studio Values Variety". IT newsLink. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "XMG Studio scouts for partner in India". Business Standard. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards". Achievers. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Three Canadian Companies Named in Worldwide List of Top 10 Mobile Game Developers to Watch in 2012". TechVibes. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "DeNA collects 10 new partners for Mobage titles on iOS". TUAW. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "App-based TV show Totally Amp'd launches with Degrassi alum". Toronto Star. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Company helps women around the world". CTV News. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "XMG challenges students to stand on the shoulders of giants". Financial Post. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Students demonstrate their passion for coding in "hackathon"". The University of Waterloo's Official Student Newspaper: Imprint. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Highmark Interactive raises $2 million to treat brain injuries with video games". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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