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April 11 2014
FUNCOM joins ESAC

funcom logoFuncom has joined ESAC as its newest associate member. Funcom’s Canadian studio is based in Montreal and it currently employs 30 people. Established in Oslo, Norway in 1993, Funcom has a long history as leader in the Massively Multiplayer Online Game segment.

“We’re excited to have Funcom, a global leader in the MMO sphere join ESAC,” said Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of ESAC. “MMOs have increasingly dominated the video game industry, and their membership only serves to diversify our growing membership.”

“Membership with ESAC will allow us to further integrate ourselves into the fabric of the Canadian video game industry,” said Kim Pasquin, General Manager of Funcom Montréal. “We want to ensure that Canada remains a great place to make video games,” she added.

Funcom’s Montreal studio has worked on some of the company’s best-selling titles including Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, The Secret World, Fashion Week Live and work for hire projects for LEGO.

For more information on Funcom, please visit http://www.funcom.com/

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Canada's Video Game Industry in 2013

ESAC has released its 2013 report on the state of the Canadian video game industry: Canada’s Video Game Industry in 2013.Screenshot (6)

This comprehensive report was compiled by Nordicity for ESAC and is one of the only Canadian reports ton the national composition of the industry – including its economic contribution to Canada’s GDP, average employee salaries and skills, provincial breakdowns and video game Ccompany outputs. To provide an in-depth analysis of the industry, Nordicity consulted many of our nation’s top video game publishers and developers through an extensive survey as well as conducting interviews with industry experts.

Click to download the 2013 report from Nordicty: Canada’s Video Game Industry in 2013 [pdf] – 60 pages (disponible en anglais seulement).

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