Cinq-Mars Media is dedicated to the production of open-source and free software with a social advocacy component. Our first project, PhoneFlare, was met with international acclaim and is used at thousands of universities worldwide. CMM was founded by Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis in the wake of success from his first non-profit endeavor, Synonymy, an educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins. These projects have received numerous awards and accolades
Swipe left to guess a news story is false and swipe right to guess it is true. The game is free, non-profit and made in partnership with the Pulitzer Prize winning organization Politifact in the hopes of encouraging players to better discern sources of information. Guesses are stored online to show how your political awareness compares to other players, and to help identify the stories people get wrong most often. Data on public misconceptions in politics is highly reliant on surveys and our hope is to make these statistics more robust and reduce response bias.
Christopher is a filmmaker, game developer and software engineer. He founded CMM out of a passion for education and as an outlet for his social adocacy projects. He has been nominated for a student academy award® and has received prizes or screenings at hundreds of festivals including the New York Film Festival and the distinction of 'Filmmaker of Tomorrow' at 2012's Telluride Film Festival. His games have been featured at GDC and showcased at E3. His non-profit endeavors have won numerous accolades and grants, including a Mobileys Award.
An intelligent mix of hangman and Mastermind®, Word Unknown exercises both lexical and deductive logic. Available free online or in app stores.Play Now!
The best, free, music composing font on the web. Compose online or download and use in any text editor or desktop application.Compose Music
A convenient tool for flagging sugar alcohols and sweeteners in your pantry or at the grocery store. Just scan the barcode and see results in seconds.Download
Three years ago I became intrigued by what I would later come to find is a fairly common question. Even now, upon googling, I see a plethora of questions on the topic: is there such a thing as a "true synonym"?
I teamed up with the Pulitzer Prize winning organization PolitiFact to make my latest non-profit game, PolitiTruth. Combatting fake news and lies in politics may not be sexy, but it’s more important than ever to fact-check sources and challenge your own preconceptions about the truth.