Canada is home to 329 video game companies
There are 16,500 people employed by the video game industry
Canada’s video game industry contributes 2.3 billion to the GDP annually
62% of Canadians believe the video game industry is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future
65% of Canadians believe the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy
67% of Canadians believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers
71% of Canadians say that the governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive our economy in the future
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February 3 2015 ESAC Student Video Game Competition
The ESAC Student Video Game Competition will give one lucky winner the opportunity to showcase their game at the industry’s biggest showcase, E3 in Los Angeles.
The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.
All entries must be in a .zip file that includes the file or link to the game. You must also attach a text or Word document that includes:
1. Entry must have been developed between September 1, 2014 and end of competition period.
2. Entry must have been developed by one or more people enrolled at the same institution
3. Entry must be in Zip format and must be able to be run on Microsoft Windows based computers.
5. Entry must be in English or French
6. Entry must be the entrants’ original idea and cannot be a modification of an existing game
7. Entries cannot contain sexually explicit or offensive material
8. Entries must not contain material that violates other’s rights such as privacy or that would infringe copyright laws and must not contain the likeness of an individual without the person’s express consent
9. Specific game entries can only be submitted once in the lifetime of the Canadian Student Videogame Competition
For more detailed regulations, please see our rules and regulations document.
For more information about this competition, contact Jayson Hilchie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential Facts 2014
ESAC commissions and produces original research about the economic contribution of the video game industry to Canada’s economy as well as reports on the demographics of Canadian gamers.
Below, you’ll find the latest stats: