The Internship Chronicles: David Jordan

By: David Jordan, Game Production ’21 My internship here in Montreal is at Ironbelly Studios Inc., a creative and technical service partner for game devs.  Essentially, Ironbelly provides art, animation, programming, and production services for indie game devs.  I worked alongside them to cooperate with many different devs on many different projects.  Ironbelly Studios began […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Simon Steele

By: Simon Steele, Game Programming ’21 During the Fall semester of my junior year, I worked at Ironbelly studios. Ironbelly was first founded by Ryan Wiancko in 2009. At the start, Ironbelly was mainly focused on trying to make three-dimensional art assets for both indie and AAA developers. With the number of assets that they […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Giancarlo Gioielli

By: Giancarlo Gioielli, Game Design ’21 While studying abroad in Montreal this semester, I was fortunate enough to land an internship at a small indie studio called Back to the Game. Back to the Game is known for developing and publishing several mobile games, as well as a piece of software called rob0 that specializes […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Ben Hubner

By: Ben Hubner, Game Programming ’21 Over this semester, I have been working at the company Back to the Game as a programmer. Back to the Game, also known as B2tGame, is a Montreal-based software development and game studio. Their previous games include Reach, a competitive puzzle game, and its sequel Reach VS. They have […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Jack Baillie

By: Jack Baillie, Game Production ’21 I have spent the past semester working for the indie game studio Artifact 5, A5 is based here in Montreal and does all of its business out of the gaming hub GamePlay Space. Artifact 5 was founded in 2014 by Samantha Cook, Ramy Daghestani, and Mohannad Al-Khatib. The studio […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Michael Foti

By: Michael Foti. Game Production ’21 My name’s Michael Foti, a Game Production Management student at Champlain College expected graduation May 2021. I participated in a semester long internship at Martov Co, a VR Game Development company based in Montreal now with two titles; Chiaro, and the Elixir of Life, and Forged. I worked alongside […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Ryan Littleton

By: Ryan Littleton, Game Design ’21 A few days ago, I was sitting down for lunch with a friend of mine when I had a bit of a realization. We’d both just finished up some work on Soul Reaper, the game that we’re working on for our internship, and decided to take our lunch breaks […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Riley Dickerson

By: Riley Dickerson, Game Production ’21 When I first interviewed for the position over Discord with my boss Martin Bradstreet, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this position. I knew I’d be the marketing intern, but I had no idea what that truly entailed until weeks later when I visited the company. Martov was […]

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Champlain Abroad: Indiana Edition

By Julia Broman (Game Art ’21) This semester we’ve had the lovely chance to welcome someone from a completely different school into our Champlain Game Studio fold. Cole Swany is from the University of Indiana, and is studying Game Design there, but they don’t have many study abroad opportunities for his major. And so, he […]

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Montreal: Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

By Hannah Mata (Game Art ’21)

The transition from Burlington to Montreal was easier than I expected; in fact, if you’ve already smoothly made the transition from living at home to living on campus, you’re halfway there! It’s pretty easy to adjust, as the hardest thing for me was really just finding Canadian stores are parallels to familiar stores in the United States. That being said, if you have never made food for yourself or used public transportation, you’re in for a real treat!

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