Montreal is the second-largest game development city in North America – the third in the world – and home to two of the most successful game development studios: Eidos Montreal and Ubisoft. In addition, the city has seen an explosion of Game incubators and start-ups in the last few years.
Students in Montreal will:
- Learn with game industry professionals as instructors in the classroom.
- Attend the yearly Montreal International Game Summit.
- Attend regular meetings of the International Game Developers Association – Montreal Chapter…
- Participate in local Game Jams (TAG, Pixelles, Global Game Jam ..)
Therefore not only learning how to make games but experiencing it at their doorstep!
To further improve your experience in Montreal, here are some important organizations and events that we highly recommend you participate in.
IGDA Montreal: International Game Developers Association. IGDA-Montreal is here to serve the vibrant game development community in Montreal. As one of the IGDA’s largest and most active chapters, we pride ourselves on our professional level presentations and variety of formats.
Mount-Royal Game Society: The MRGS monthly meetups bring together game enthusiasts from Montreal and beyond to chat about games, play some demos, share a few drinks, and generally keep each other inspired. Game-making experience is NOT required — newcomers are welcome, and encouraged to come say hello!
Technoculture, Art and Game: Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art based at Concordia University in Montréal.
There are also two great game stores to check out: