Monday, October 14, 2013
By: Matthew Doucette
Much thanks goes to Kirsten Tomilson, chief executive officer of Fourth Monkey Media Inc., for the formation of this association.
Read more in the Chronicle Herald's Game firms eye profile story:
"Smaller development studios are also encouraged to join “just to give them some guidance on their journey and entrepreneurship,” Tomilson said." - Game firms eye profile, Chronicle Herald
More from the official press release:
"According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), around 350 people are employed in 18 videogame development studios around the province, making it the 4th largest provincial game development industry in Canada. NSGDA members are committed to the further development of the industry in Nova Scotia, hiring graduates from local Universities and Colleges, and working to promote high standards of relevant education."
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.