2011 SAN FRANCISCO GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC)

Montreal – February 2, 2011 – Telefilm is pleased to announce its support of 30 Canadian companies attending the 2011 Game Developers Conference and Game Connection America in San Francisco. Taking place February 28 – March 4, GDC is the world’s largest industry-only event dedicated to the advancement of interactive entertainment.  Game Connection America, which runs concurrently to GDC (March 1 -3), is an international marketplace for game developers, service providers and publishers looking to expand their network and find business partners.

For 2011, Telefilm Canada will provide the 30 eligible companies with a $1,500 grant to be put towards individual or booth registration or travelling expenses to participate in the events.  A call for applications on October 28, 2010 resulted in 51 applications from game developers across the country.

Company

Province

Source Studio

Newfoundland

Bight Interactive

Prince Edward Island

Antic Entertainment

Ontario

BattleGoat Studios

Ontario

Playbrains

Ontario

DHX Interactive

Ontario

Untold Entertainment

Ontario

Capybara games

Ontario

Game Pill

Ontario

Silicon Knights

Ontario

Magitech Corporation

Ontario

March Entertainment

Ontario

zinc Roe Inc

Ontario

Drinkbox Studios

Ontario

Alien Concepts

Ontario

Fugitive interactive

Quebec

Meridian 4

Quebec

Sarbakan

Quebec

Q8IS Mobile

Quebec

Wendigo Studios

Quebec

Frima Studio

Quebec

Fidel (id) Innovation + Design

Quebec

ODD1

Quebec

Bamboo Raven

Alberta

Exalt Studios

Alberta

Klei Entertainment

British Columbia

Teravision Games

British Columbia

IUGO Mobile Entertainment

British Columbia

Project Whitecard

Manitoba

Complex Games

Manitoba

In addition, Telefilm partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade of Canada (DFAIT) to support the whole Canadian delegation through a complete program of business and networking activities that will take place on site during the event.

In preparation for the events, a business development web seminar was held in January to provide Canadian game developers with market intelligence on emerging trends, business opportunities,  a list of contacts and other useful resources. 

Since 2008, Telefilm has offered a combination of financial, business development and promotional support to a delegation of Canadian game developers attending the Game Developers Conference and Game Connection America events.

National and International Business Development
Telefilm Canada
514-283-6363
marches.markets@telefilm.ca