Montreal International Game Summit launches its 8th edition
PRESENTED BY THE CANADA MEDIA FUND
MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2011 – The Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS), presented by the Canada Media Fund, opens its doors today to 1,500 professionals from the video game industry, representing all four corners of the planet.
Taking place at the Hilton Bonaventure of Montreal and now in its eighth year, MIGS will feature over 85 sessions, an exhibition zone and a Business Lounge dedicated to nurturing partnerships. The event also features a D3D competition, a career fair, a Montreal Shines Art Gallery, a Sketch Duel and a range of social activities.
Richard Lemarchand, lead designer for Naughty Dog, will give the opening lecture before a packed room showcasing, among others, his company’s latest game, Uncharted 3, available in North America as of today. Throughout the two-day event, close to 90 experts will follow suit, taking to the stage to reveal the latest in industry innovations and trends.
Specifically, experts will provide MIGS attendees with the latest in the gaming industry’s six main disciplines: art & visual effects; audio; business; design; production; and technology. Independent development, mobile platforms and social gaming will also be addressed.
In order to step up the excitement at the 8th annual MIGS, organizers have introduced a number of new features, including:
- Being featured for the first time, audio is now one of MIGS’ key themes. Presented by Yamaha Canada Music and Steinberg, events centred on this theme are slated for today only.
- The Montreal Shines Art Gallery will see students and independent artists showcase their works in the exhibition zone. Photos of Quebec’s own game studios will also adorn the walls of the Hilton Bonaventure of Montreal.
- The first edition of Sketch Duel will be a ruthless test of talent between eight of Montreal’s best artists in the video game industry and will take place tomorrow in the exhibition zone.
MIGS, presented by the Canada Media Fund, receives public relations support from High Road Communications, as well as ongoing financial support from numerous studios in Quebec, and a number of media sponsors and partners.
About the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)
Created in 2004 by the Alliance numérique to serve both the local and international video game communities, the Montreal International Game Summit aims to encourage communication between all actors of the industry to support the transfer of knowledge and expertise, and to raise the exposure of the industry both within Quebec and the world. For more information, including a full schedule, please visit the MIGS website.
About Canada Media Fund (CMF)
The Canada Media Fund champions the creation of successful, innovative, Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada’s cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world. For more information, please visit the CMF website.
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