Indie Series

A competition designed to drive leadership in the videogame industry

The Ubisoft Indie Series presented by National Bank is a competition for Quebec’s independent game development studios. Organized by La Guilde, it offers cash prizes, mentorship, and creative, marketing and financial tools to help local studios and their games reach new heights.

Want to know more about previous editions of the competition? Take a look at the photos, videos and lists of winners.

Ubisoft is a supporter of the videogame ecosystem

Ubisoft opened its first Canadian studio in 1997. Since then, the company has played an active role in developing a passionate and creative ecosystem where studios, small and large, have collaborated to make the videogame industry shine on an international level. Making games is difficult and presents many challenges: financially, creatively, and more. This is precisely why we want to connect with our colleagues, share knowledge and expertise, and together, ensure Canada continues to grow as a game development leader worldwide.

National Bank supports entrepreneurship in the video game industry

 The National Bank is distinguished by the privileged relation it has developed over the years with entrepreneurs. As a partner for SMB, it supports them at all stages of their development, whether it be large expansion projects or initial financing. Its experts are able to offer specialized support in several industries, particularly in the creative, technologies and innovation sectors, for which it has developed expertise and business solutions in relation to the business models of organizations of these sectors.

Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM) : support partner

CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal) is dedicated to helping early-stage and growth-stage tech companies that present innovative projects with strong commercial potential. We foster close relationships with our clients and offer a wide range of services, coaching, for example, that are tailored to their specific needs, with a view of providing them with the optimal conditions to grow and sustain their projects in the long term.

PARTICIPATION

Opening of registration for the next edition: Fall 2021

Abonnez-vous à l’infolettre de La Guilde pour rester informé.

Consultez les règlements de la compétition

PRIZES

Grand prize

The winning studio in Quebec will receive:

  • $ 50,000 prize;
  • Mentorship provided by Ubisoft experts to help with development according to the studio’s needs;
  • Mentorship provided by experts from the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM);
  • Marketing support for the game;
  • Internal and external communications activities to promote the collaboration between Ubisoft and the studio, locally and internationally;
  • Entrepreneurial training experience offered by National Bank.

 

National Bank’s Special Prize

National Bank will determine, according to its own selection criteria, one (1) studio in Quebec who will win a Special Prize:

  • $ 25,000 prize;
  • Mentorship provided by Ubisoft experts to help with development according to the studio’s needs;
  • Mentorship provided by experts from the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM);
  • Personalized financial diagnosis and counsel provided by National Bank experts.

Finalists

Studios selected as finalists will receive a 60-minute financial diagnosis by National Bank experts.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORT PARTNER