Develop goes to Canada

Develop goes to Canada
Michael French

By Michael French

September 30th 2010 at 10:41AM

Leading games dev brand signed as Montreal Summit media presenter; special issue distributed at the show

A very special upcoming issue of Develop will offer in-depth insight into the fast-growing Canadian games market.

Exciting and often controversial, Canada's games industry is unique in that it has built and grown commercially powerful games development clusters around key regions.

The November edition of the magazine will look at the key hubs for games development in the country - including Vancouver and British Columbia, Toronto and Ontario, Montreal and Quebec City, and Nova Scotia - and profile all the major companies shaping the industry.

The bumper-sized issue of the magazine not only examines this market, but also provides plenty of opportunities for companies to raise their profile both in Canada and across Europe.

Contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk to find out about special promotional and advertising opportunities.

Will.Freeman@intentmedia.co.uk is your contact for editorial enquiries.

Both Alex and Will will be on the ground in Montreal for its popular yearly Game Summit, for which Develop is the top-line Media Presenter.

Develop will also be distributed widely at the Montreal Game Summit, which runs on the 8th and 9th of the month at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel.

The magazine will also be distributed at the Unite conference hosted by Unity, which runs in the two days following MIGS, November 10th and 12th, at the Marché Bonsecours in Montreal.

MIGS attracts almost 2,000 delegates from across the world every year; Unite brings together an influential cluster of games industry execs and users of its increasingly-popular game engine.

"‘MIGS is proud to present its seventh edition and to be able to count on Develop as our Media Presenter," said MIGS communications director Marie Claude Bernard.

"This genuinely shows how the Canadian video game industry has taken its place as the third development cluster worldwide.

"Thank you Develop for helping us take control of the industry on November 8th and 9th."