Newfoundland’s Other Ocean Interactive gets Emmy nod
A Newfoundland-based video game developer has been nominated for an Emmy award. Other Ocean Interactive, which has offices in St. John’s, Prince Edward Island and California, got the nod in the outstanding creative achievement in interactive media with a scripted program category for its work on Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, based on the popular Cartoon Network television series.
Joining Other Ocean in the nomination are the show’s creative team, Owlchemy Labs and Adult Swim Games. According to Emmy rules, the award, which was introduced in 2002, is presented to a project that “must complement, expand or extend the storyline through unique content, including integration of supporting interactive platforms and user-driven components. These experiences demonstrate outstanding use of creative elements, such as social engagement and user experience design, and typically involve digital executions for online, mobile, virtual/augmented reality, and/or other interactive means of deepening the audience’s connection with the related program.” Other nominees in the category include Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” USA Network’s Mr. Robot, and HBO’S Sillicon Valley and Westworld.
The 2018 Emmys take place Sept. 17.