Thursday, March 25, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette
Matthew was invited to be a guest speaker at the Innovation Social, dated Thursday, March 25, 2010. The event was held at Boston Pizza from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, in Yarmouth,Nova Scotia, Canada.
The point of the Innovation Social was to bring together students, local entrepreneurs, and business partners. Along with myself, Michael McConnell of Digital N.S. also spoke. The event was sponsored by Innovacorp, NSCC and the Regional Development Authority. I spoke due to my recent I-3 win, and my locality.
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.