On the Street: new mobile game; Chamber of Commerce directors; real estate board president

Victoria studio releases new mobile game

Victoria gaming studio Kano Apps has partnered with Vancouver studio East Side Games and Calgary firm BT Productions to produce an only-in-Canada kind of game that launched this week. The game brings Canadian cult movie FUBAR to the mobile game realm with FUBAR: Just Give’r.

The FUBAR mockumentary movies and TV show are based on the lives of two friends and head-bangers. The game, which features main characters Terry and Deaner, picks up where the movies left off, with the heroes embarking on a quest to beat the world record for longest party streak while warding off antagonists such as police, landlords, and ex-girlfriends, who are desperate to kill their buzz.

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The game will let players help Terry and Deaner expand on their money-making schemes through building and upgrading businesses and hiring other characters to run them. Players complete challenges to earn “big bucks” and when they’ve earned enough cash it’s time to party.

It is available for download: fubar.kano.link/4Jj56wRhX2.

Chamber adds new board members

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has added three new faces to its board of directors for 2020. Added to the board are Judith Ethier of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Tom Plumb from Kinetic Construction and Rose Arsenault from Agilus Work Solutions.

The three new directors will join chair John Wilson of the Wilson’s Group of Companies, Kris Wirk of Dusanj and Wirk, Dan Dagg of Hothouse Marketing, Christina Clarke from Songhees Development Corp., Moira Hauk from Coastal Community Credit Union, Ian Batey from IPB Consulting, Carmen Charette of the University of Victoria, Pedro Marquez from Royal Roads, Capt. Sam Sader of CFB Esquimalt and Paul van Koll from KPMG. Also sitting on the board are Brianna Green from the Wilson’s Group who is representing the Prodigy Group and Catherine Holt, chief executive of the chamber.

Ayers leads Victoria Real Estate Board

The Victoria Real Estate Board, which has just elected its new board of directors, has named Sandi-Jo Ayers as its president for 2020. The board of directors this year will include David Langlois, Karen Dinnie-Smyth, Cheryl Woolley, Sheila Aujla, Robert Cole, Jackie Ngai, Patrick Novotny and Graden Sol.

Dr. Rey Carr honoured

Dr. Rey Carr, chief executive of Peer Resources International, a non-profit corporation based in Victoria, has been awarded a Lifetime Meritorious Service Medallion from the National Association of Peer Program Professionals. The PRI said the award recognizes Carr’s 47 years of peer-helping and an approach that is described as collaborative and innovative.

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