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Epic Storyworlds Acquires Frima’s IP Catalog

Epic Storyworlds Acquires Frima’s IP Catalog

Independent kids content creation company Epic Storyworlds – founded by seasoned children’s entertainment executives Steve Couture and Ken Faier and a sister company to Faier’s Epic Story Media – has acquired the full original IP catalogue from Frima, the prominent video game studio based in Québec. Under the deal, Epic Storyworlds now holds the rights to Frima’s full line-up of over original 20 brands, including Chariot, Nun Attack, Fated, Galaxseeds, Zombie Tycoon and Cosmo Camp. Couture was the Co-Founder of Frima, and served as the company’s CEO for almost 15 years.  

Epic Storyworlds now will focus on reviving these acquired brands for a new generation and ensuring their longevity, including by reissuing games, updating their software to make them compatible with current platforms, and re-broadcasting television or digital content. The company picked up the Frima catalogue in collaboration with Louis Leclerc, the former Executive Director of Pixel Québec and Cartoon Connection Canada.  

The company is already underway with a revival of the Cosmo Camp brand – a series of interactive applications for smart tablets aimed at young preschoolers, which first launched in 2010. With financial support from Québec City, Epic Storyworlds is developing a new preschool television series based on the brand’s cosmic universe. Additionally, the division is already reimagining the family console game Chariot, which was first released in 2014. With funding from the Canada Media Fund, Epic Storyworlds is developing a new game for the brand.  

Steve Couture, Co-Founder of Epic Storyworlds, said: “Many of Frima’s original brands have deep legacies and have amassed significant fan-bases of all ages upon their original releases. As we now welcome this engaging array of IP into our portfolio, we are committed to protecting these local creations for the long-term – and ensuring we keep them alive for the millions of people worldwide who have enjoyed these properties, while also introducing them to a new generation of fans by developing fresh access points.”  

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A Québec-based company that develops, produces, and exploits a catalogue of youth content in a 360-degree approach (animated series, video games, and toys, L&M) founded by Steve Couture and Ken Faier (Epic Story Media, sister company). The projects in the catalogue target an audience of 3 to 12-year-olds and are sometimes entertainment products, sometimes educational products, but always address the global market. Epic Storyworlds has established an animation studio (Loomi animation) and a Roblox experience creation studio (Freeground) to reach children where they are present. 


Founded by Ken Faier, Epic Story Media launched in 2017 to put creators at the centre of compelling and engaging franchises for kids. In 2018 ESM secured strategic investment from Vancouver-based production and finance entity Bron Ventures. Epic now has an active and growing slate of properties in development working with some of the most talented creators around the world. 

Ken previously served as SVP and GM and then SVP and executive producer for DHX Media following DHX Media’s acquisition of Nerd Corps Entertainment, where Ken served as President for over 10 years. Faier also purchased DHX Media’s interactive division which operates as a subsidiary under the name Epic Story Interactive. 

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