Montreal, 29 January 2024
The Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec and Indie Asylum have joined forces to present the Quebec Games Celebration 2024 on Steam (the link will be available at 1 p.m. Eastern Time) and DemoNights 2024. These two emblematic events of the Quebec video game industry highlight the talent of local creators!
From January 29 to February 5, studios from across the province will come together to showcase more than 200 games developed or published in Quebec on the Steam platform during the Celebration of Quebec Games. Indie studios, solo developers, and major companies are joining forces to offer attractive discounts, captivating demos, and exclusive live streams of their blockbuster games, as well as their upcoming titles!
Some notable titles included in the sale on Steam are Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Interactive), Tribes of Midgard (Norsfell), Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (Panache Digital Games), This Bed We Made (Lowbirth Games), Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus), Star Wars: Squadrons (EA Motive), Dwarf Fortress (Kitfox Games), Outlast (Red Barrels), Borderlands 3 (Gearbox Software), and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos-Montréal).
At the same time, the Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec, in partnership with Loto-Québec, presents DemoNights 2024, three fun evenings broadcast live on Twitch highlighting 15 new Quebec games and their developers. From February 1st to February 3rd, DemoNights attracts hundreds of thousands of online viewers each year, making it, along with the sale on Steam, a must-see showcase for local talent. In addition, three studios will have their inclusive practices highlighted during special interviews during these evenings, with a presentation from the Canada Media Fund (CMF).
These events have a significant impact: since 2021, the annual sale of Quebec games on Steam has generated millions of dollars in revenue for Quebec businesses and attracted hundreds of thousands of new additions to the Steam wish list. With over one million unique visitors from around the world, the Quebec Games Celebration is one of the highest-grossing regional events on Steam. At the same time, DemoNights offers independent studios a platform to stand out, thus contributing to the growth of Quebec’s video game industry, which has 14,500 employees and generates $1.5 billion in economic spinoffs in the province, placing it among the top five global video game hubs.
Christopher Chancey, CEO of ManaVoid Entertainment studio and Chairman of the Board of Directors of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec, expresses his pride in these events: “It’s an incredible feeling to be able to organize such events. We’ve been fortunate enough to participate in the Steam sale in previous editions with several of our games and to join DemoNights on two occasions: both initiatives are extremely rewarding from a marketing point of view for indie studios. We’re proud of the games we’re playing in Quebec and to be able to share them with everyone, it’s a pleasure for us!”
Credits: The visual identity of the Quebec Games Celebration 2024 is signed by Véronique Bellavance, artistic director of the Lucid Dreams Studio.
Article based on the press release of La Guilde du Jeu vidéo du Québec and the Indie Asylum dated January 29, 2024.