New­found­land’s Other Ocean In­ter­ac­tive gets Emmy nod

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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