Polar Bear Games and 3D Sound: News Round II

Norm of the North is coming, and so is a kids’ game based on the animated feature about a polar bear protecting his Arctic home from developers. (Sounds pretty Canadian.) Lionsgate has announced today that it’s partnering with  mobile app creator Animoca Brands and feature film producer Splash Entertainment to produce two mobile games based on its upcoming film. Norm of the North’s Digit Dodge, which builds math skills through snowball fights, is available now for iPhone and Android, and the second game will debut later this month. The film opens on January 15th.

Sennheiser plans “a strategic focus on 3D immersive audio, a groundbreaking technology” at CES 2016, the audio company has announced. Calling 3D audio a completely new experience, composer/producer/musician Simon Franglen (Titanic, Avatar, Spectre), says, “The extra playback area allows individual voices and instruments room to breathe in a way that the flat plane of a stereo mix can never hope to accomplish.”

Samsung is also riding the 3D audio wave at CES 2016, it’s announced via CNW, with “a ground-breaking new Soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos® technology, and enhancements to its Wireless Audio 360 audio series.”

3D — it’s not just for video anymore.

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