A record breaking 33 Quebec companies will participate in the upcoming Game Developer Conference held annually in San Francisco, California, March 26 – 29, 2013. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event and it brings together the international community of game developers, publishers and related technology and service companies involved in developing electronic games.
Nine Quebec companies will exhibit in the GDC portion of the exposition with an additional four companies exhibiting either on the main expo floor or in the career pavilion. The remaining companies will be present to participate in the conference and meet with potential partners and clients.
One of the Quebec developers, Cyanide Studios awarded a “Best in Play” recognition that places their game in a showcase of GDC Play's finest games in advance of the conference. Only 8 developers were honored with this award in 2013.
Quebec's participation to the GDC is organised by the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles and Export Quebec.
For more information on Quebec’s presence at GDC 2013 or to get contact information for any of the Quebec companies, please contact: Melissa Isom, Business Development Manager, Quebec Government Office Los Angeles: email@example.com
Québec's digital entertainment industry
Québec's digital entertainment industry encompasses more than 80 companies involved in games development, publishing, production services, software and middleware. These companies employ 7,000 people and generate many other jobs indirectly. The core of the industry is formed by about 50 development studios that provide work for 5,000 people.