GamePlay Space aims to bring the independent game development community together under one roof. Serving as a shared workspace for small studios and freelancers, we open the door to opportunistic, mutually beneficial creative collaborations. With a focus on education and hands-on workshops, GamePlay Space benefits local talent across a broad range of skills and expertise. Focused on the critical mass of creative professionals GamePlay Space serves as a platform to drive the commercial success and sustainability of the community as a whole.
Board of Directors
The initial spark and brainstorming session for a collaborative, shared workspace for game developers took place in August 2013. Countless hours of research, paperwork, phone calls, late-night scribbles on napkins, and handshakes later something concrete came together. By November 2013 the formal not-for-profit organization, GamePlay Space, was formed. GamePlay Space is a collaborative project that got off the ground thanks to the generous support from various partners.
Our First Partners & Investors
Execution Labs (early-stage indie studio investors), the Technoculture Art & Games research/creation centre from Concordia University, and other leaders of the Montreal indie community recognized a need for small studios and freelancers to network, share, learn and create together. The City of Montréal and the Société de Développement Économique Ville-Marie (SDÉVM) also saw the importance in the idea and financially contributed towards the physical need for space. Their support enabled the space to get setup, renovated, and ready for game developers to flourish!
We are grateful to the City of Montréal, SDÉVM, Concordia University and Execution Labs, our public and private investors, without whom, the space would have remained an idea.
Thank you to our amazing Partners providing us with awesome expertise, tools and services!
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