The following is a press release from Montreal International Game Summit.
Montreal, September 23rd, 2015 – Montreal International Game Summit – MIGS 2015 will welcome Sir Ian Livingstone, one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He will present the session “Life is Game” in which he will give an account of his struggles and how he overcame many challenges as an entrepreneur in the 1970s, from the creation of Games Workshop, to the inauguration of Dungeons & Dragons in Europe or the launch of Tomb Raider, not to mention writing the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks series.
MIGS also announces Jade Raymond, General Manager at Motive, Electronic Arts who will share her vision on how to manage creativity and the challenges of building a studio. The talk will be moderated by Jason Della Rocca, co- founder of Execution Labs and a key figure in the video game industry.
MIGS15 will be held November 15-17, 2015, in Montreal and offers a conference program dedicated to the challenges of the interactive entertainment industry – whether it be technological advances (such as virtual and augmented reality) or issues around digital distribution. A wide-array of topics will be addressed by international experts including Insomniac Games, Ubisoft, Ludia, Moment Factory, Rovio and many more.
“Dynamic job growth, technological advances and creativity distinguish our industry. MIGS is a key opportunity to measure the quality and scope of our advancement and its impact on Quebec’s economy”, said Martin Carrier, president of Alliance Numérique.
In addition, this year the MIGS will give the floor to the independent scene and will present various games by being open an additional day on Sunday, November 15th. Many activities are planned during the three day event, including a job fair to promote recruitment. The Exhibition Zone will showcase numerous live demos to bring the space to life, as well as contests and on-site games. The Business Lounge will be reserved for the industry’s decision-makers from over 20 countries such as Glu Mobile, China Mobile, Devolver, Click Jogos, Tencent, Nintendo, Rovio, Chillingo, Microsoft and many others.
MIGS is co-presented by the Canada Media Fund, an essential support for innovation in the industry of Canadian production. For more information on rates and offers visit: migs15.com.
About Alliance numérique
Since its creation in 2001, Alliance numérique (AN) has been the business network for Quebec’s video game industry. Its membership includes a full range of video game and digital entertainment developers of all sizes. It is also a key industry contact for government relations. Its mission is to support the growth and competitiveness of its members and put the province of Quebec, center stage in the field of interactive content creation, production and distribution. www.alliancenumerique.com.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.