Bloom Digital Media
Based in Peterborough and Toronto, Canada
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Lose yourself in great games. Find yourself in stories that matter.
Bloom Digital Media is a digital game company that creates narrative games featuring authentic characters in the midst of pivotal moments and life-changing stories. Our games cover the lives and experiences left by the wayside in traditional game narratives. With a strategic focus on creating games for under-served players, we have nurtured a passionate fan base.About Miriam
Miriam Verburg is an independent game designer and interactive producer with over 15 years of experience working with non-profits, cultural organizations and broadcasters. Her design approach stems from a strong belief that interactive technology offers designers an unprecedented opportunity to create experiences that foster curiosity, compassion and exploration - three core values for a changing world. Miriam is a member of the women's gaming collective DMG-TO, Interactive Ontario, and holds teaching positions at Humber College School of Media Studies and Information Technology and Centennial College Game Development Program.
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Awards & Recognition
- "Jury's Honorable Mention, 12th International Mobile Gaming Awards" - San Francisco, March 15, 2016
- "As I played, my hands were shaking. This was real. This was my story. I never expected to have this kind of visceral experience playing an app game, but it felt strangely cathartic all the same."
- Jillian and Paige, FemHype
- "Games that try to capture an inclusive teenage experience are rare, and LongStory is dedicated to being a warm and positive place to explore issues of queerness, identity, and bullying specifically for teenagers."
- Melissa Brinks, Forbes
- "The backdrop for the Toronto-developed dating sim LongStory has all the makings of a John Hughes film, except with openly queer and trans characters."
- Juanita Bawagan, Vice: Motherboard
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