Toronto tech firm brings 80s classic ‘Paperboy’ to life

By November 5, 2013March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Ivor Tossel

Try not to roll your eyes when Ben Unsworth trots out the buzzword ‘gamification.’ He means it in a much more literal way than most anyone else.

Developers have typically use the term to refer to slapping some reward badges on, say, a fitness app. But for Mr. Unsworth and Globacore, his Toronto-based interactive shop, gamification looks more like taking a classic side-scrolling game from the 80s, and – like TRON, without Jeff Bridges – sucking players in and depositing them in a pixilated world, come to life in three dimensions.

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