Canadian Game Awards Spotlight – interview with Spiritfarer’s Nicolas Guérin

In 2020, Thunder Lotus Games, a Montreal-based indie studio, debuted its third game: Spiritfarer. Tackling heavy topics like the loss of a loved one, Spiritfarer balances its themes with a remarkable art style and soundtrack. It’s a whimsical game that has delighted players since its launch, and has amassed quite a bit of positive reception. […]

Canadian Game Awards Spotlight – interview with A Fold Apart’s Steven Smith

In 2020, Toronto-based studio Lightning Rod Games launched its first game A Fold Apart. The game was met with positive reception from both critics and the larger gaming community. During the 2021 Canadian Game Awards, the studio took home the award for Best Mobile Game. The aspiring team at Lightning Rod Games took on the […]

Amazon Games opens new studio in Montreal

Amazon Games has announced that it will be expanding into Canada with the opening of a studio in Montreal, Quebec. The Amazon branch has revealed that the studio will be working on an undisclosed new IP. The project, which in early development, is said to be an “online multiplayer title”.  The Montreal studio is led […]

Jade Raymond announces new Montreal-based studio Haven

Canadian games industry veteran Jade Raymond has formally announced her new studio venture, Haven Studios. The former Ubisoft executive producer and recent lead of Stadia Games and Entertainment has established a new creative house in Montreal. Alongside the announcement of Haven Studios, Raymond revealed that the studio’s first project will be an original IP developed […]

Everything new coming from Ubisoft Canada in 2021

It’s a new year, which means a new slate of games to release from Ubisoft’s Canadian studios. 2020 saw the likes of Watch Dogs: Legion from Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla from Ubisoft Montreal. Ubisoft’s many Canadian development houses are hard at work, developing new titles to release throughout […]

Twitter 2020 stats show a big rise in esports conversations in Canada

Twitter has for some time been a hub for enthusiasts, media, and professionals to discuss the ever-changing landscape of video games. In 2020, the conversations surrounding esports continued on a steady rise, especially in Canada. In 2020, more than two billion tweets surrounding video games were sent across the world. 59 percent of Canadian gamers […]