TURBO KID : FROM FILM TO VIDEO GAME

August 24 - 2 PM EDT

With panelists: RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissel, Yoann-Karl Whissel), Anne-Marie Gélinas and Benoit Beaulieu (EMA Films), a member of composing duo Le Matos (TBA) & key figures from Outerminds (Rémi Lavoie, Odile Prouveur, Guiz de Pessemier) and Vibe Avenue (TBA).

Moderated by Marc Lamothe and Justin Langlois

Born at Frontières, Fantasia’s international co-production market, the worldwide cult sensation that is TURBO KID launched at Sundance and immediately put its gifted trio of Québécois filmmakers, RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissel, Yoann-Karl Whissel) on radars across the universe. A video game was the logical follow up! Like the film, it will be an homage to the post-apocalyptic works of the ‘80s with cartoonish gore and a heartfelt story. It will channel vintage games of the ‘80s through its pixel-art style and classic metroidvania elements while offering over the top gore, an emotional story and modern gaming mechanics. Outerminds have worked closely with RKSS and EMA Films to devise a game that will honor the essence of the film. Synth-wave band Le Matos will compose a brand-new soundtrack for the game while VIBE Avenue will be providing the sound design.

Grab your gnome stick and join us for a bilingual (French and English language) panel discussion with the core creators of both the film and its adaptation to explore TURBO KID’s journey into gameplay.