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Virtual Reality Tool Development

“Their level of interest and positivity towards the project was matched by our own.”

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$50,000 to $199,999
July 2018 – Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Helping turn an original Indigenous story into a VR game, MAMMOTH XR developed a VR language learning tool. Designed for learning and teaching purposes, the tool helps preserve an endangered language.

The Reviewer
Executive Director, USAY
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool has received rave reviews from the communities and the in-house team was offered more funding for VR/AR development. MAMMOTH XR went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their commitment to the project’s success made them a reliable partner. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the Executive Director at USAY (Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth). We're an Indigenous charity that creates and develops content to show positive perspectives of being Indigenous. We do traditional storytelling through technology and cultural activity. 


What challenge were you trying to address with MAMMOTH XR?

We strive to preserve Indigenous languages, so we were looking for a vendor to develop a Blackfoot language learning tool.


What was the scope of their involvement?

MAMMOTH developed a tool that serves as preservation and multi-generational transmission of an endangered language. We came to them with an original Indigenous story and asked them to adapt this story into a virtual reality game. MAMMOTH created a VR tool for us that we named Thunder VR. The adaptation includes the puzzles that were created with the support of an Indigenous elder. MAMMOTH handled everything from mood boards and color combinations to creating 3D sculptures and developing the VR content. 

What is the team composition? 

We had one main point of contact and there was a team of about nine people working on our project. 

How did you come to work with MAMMOTH XR?

We did some searches online. Also, our Creative Director was familiar with some of the work MAMMOTH had done, so she recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $150,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We worked with MAMMOTH between July 2018–March 2019.


What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

We were able to receive an additional $175,000 in grant funding to create more VR content and about $75,000–to develop AR content. We've created new partnerships in the community and we're being invited to film festivals and speaking events. We've also had oil and gas companies purchase Oculus Go headsets for us, so we could distribute them to schools and First Nations communities and schools. More than a thousand people have already experienced Thunder VR and are using it for teaching and learning. About 85% of Indigenous kids who experienced Thunder VR say it had a positive impact on how they identify with traditional stories. We even had a blessing ceremony with the Elder, in which they blessed the project in a traditional way, which is a very unique thing for a non-Indigenous company to do.

How did MAMMOTH XR perform from a project management standpoint? 

They work in a very collaborative way and utilize the strengths of their team very well, so we had all kinds of resources at our disposal. We used email, text, phone, and video conference calls to communicate. They were willing to use any form of communication that worked best for us. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of interest and positivity towards the project was matched by our own. MAMMOTH embraced the fact that we were an Indigenous organization, and they were passionate about developing a great product for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The parking near their building was a bit of a challenge, but other than that, everything was perfect. 

Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    We gave them 18 months to complete the project and they did it in eight months.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer