The video game studio Ubisoft arrived in Montreal in 1997 and contributed enormously to the development of the video game industry in Quebec. Ubisoft Montreal has worked on the Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six Siege game series.
The Guilde du Jeu Vidéo du Québec is a cooperative of more than 240 video game studios in Quebec (and Shared Screen!).
The Ubisoft Indie Series
The Ubisoft Indie Series is a contest created by the ubisoft video game studio, and presented by National Bank. This competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity in the video game industry. The Guilde du Jeu Vidéo du Québec is working jointly with Ubisoft on this initiative.
For the Ubisoft Indie Series in 2022, 30 candidates from Quebec submitted their game to a jury of experts.
After deliberation 9 finalists were determined according to the following criteria: gameplay, design, marketing and financial plan. Criteria of games and companies.
The 9 finalists will have to present their projects to a jury of experts from Ubisoft, National Bank and industry. The two winning studios will be elected and rewarded on May 5, 2022 at the annual gala.
The winner will win a $50,000 bursary and the national bank Coup de coeur prize winner will win $25,000.
The studios will also win many services and assistance from Ubisoft and National Bank to lead their business to success.
In addition to the 9 finalists, the winner of the Catapult competition is added to the list of finalists of the Ubisoft Indie Series. Here are the studios in the running:
A Little Smarter – Beloeil
Astrolabe Interactive Inc. – Montreal
Autoexec Games – Varennes
Beyond Fun Studio – Quebec
Casa Rara Studio Inc. – Montreal
Folklore Games – Montreal
Lucid Tales – Dorval
Paper Cult – Montreal
Ragecure Games – Quebec
Unreliable Narrators – Montreal
You can follow the ceremony on Twitch on May 5, 2022 at 6pm, by clicking here.
It will be presented by Carl-Edwin Michel, notably at the origin of the Canadian Game Awards .