Created by XMG Studio Inc, Shaftesbury & Smokebomb Entertainment, Totally Amp’d is the First Original Sitcom App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Toronto, Ontario – December 5, 2012 – XMG Studio, a leading mobile games studio, was awarded the coveted “Best in Mobile Applications” for the mobile game Totally Amp’d at the 2012 annual Digi Awards, which honour the best in media initiatives in Canada. Totally Amp’d was recognized as first of its kind in digital entertainment, demonstrating exceptional functionality, innovation, reach and frequency as well as excellence in the use of the mobile medium.
“We are totally pumped that Totally Amp’d won this award and we are thankful to the judges for the recognition as well as congratulate our fellow nominees” says Ray Sharma founder and President of XMG Studio. “This app really exemplifies the future of transmedia and allows you to watch the show, but also to play and interact with the content. Increased interactivity is the future of entertainment and Totally Amp’d is a definitive milestone in the mobile entertainment experience.”
Totally Amp’d, first released in early 2012, is a mobile entertainment experience for kids aged 8-14 that combines a live-action, broadcast-quality comedy series with compelling, interactive activities. The 10-appisode series follows five teenagers with raw musical talent who are brought together by a rogue receptionist-turned manager in the hopes of becoming the next big musical group. If they can work together to get past their differences and the obstacles they face at every turn, they just might have a shot at winning the musical competition of their lives.
In addition to watching the appisodes, fans of the show can directly interact with the story and its characters and create their very own content through a variety of activities in the app’s three studios. First, the Music Studio, where players can remix original songs from the series and record individual rendition of the Totally Amp’d songs. Second, the Design Studio, where teens can express their creativity by designing outfits, posters, & album covers; and lastly in the Movie Studio, where players can direct music videos using songs from the series.
About XMG Studio:
XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, XMG has developed a track record for innovation excellence in mobile gaming including the release of critically acclaimed games downloadable on your iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Based in Toronto, XMG is one of the largest indie mobile game studios in Canada. Named as one of the top global mobile games developers to watch by popular media, XMG is focused on providing creative expression through gameplay for all fans of fun.