Québec, November 12, 2020 – La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec kicks off the 5th edition of the Ubisoft Indie Series presented by National Bank. This competition, which aims to encourage leadership and entrepreneurship in the video game industry, is open to independent video game development studios with 50 employees or less located across Quebec. Its objective is to support them in the development and the marketing of their game and towards the success of their company. Ultimately, the winners benefit from mentoring and coaching programs with experts from Ubisoft, the National Bank and industry professionals, with personalized meetings and a complete financial diagnosis. Participants can win a $50,000 and a $25,000 cash prizes, as well as access to creative and marketing tools, essential to their project.

“More than ever, Quebec’s independent studios are making our industry shine on the international scene, and their success is a source of collective pride. Since the inception of the Indie series, we’ve wanted to highlight this important contribution and support them in their successes. We are all very eager to discover the proposals for this fifth edition. ” said Francis Baillet, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft.

“As a presenting partner of the Indie Series, National Bank is very pleased to support Canadian entrepreneurship in the video game industry for several years. “says Tuyen Vo, Managing Director & Head – Technology & Innovation Banking. “With specialized coaching tailored to the new technology and creative industries, our experts are committed to playing a very active role in supporting the growth of independent studios,” added Brigitte Leblanc, Associate Vice-President Canada & International, Creative Industries Group.

“As the world’s largest video game industry association, La Guilde is excited to lead this annual structuring initiative that makes a difference for creative entrepreneurs across Quebec. With our various projects, we want to build a perennial entrepreneurial culture in the sector, allowing Quebec to continue to stand out as a world leader. The Indie Series is one of the most promising projects to achieve this,” concludes Nadine Gelly, Executive Director of the La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec.

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About La Guide du jeu vidéo du Québec

La Guilde du jeux vidéo du Québec is a non-profit organization that brings together independent and international video game developers, creators, educational institutions and entrepreneurs in related fields based in Quebec. A world leader in this sector and with 245 members, La Guilde is the largest group of its kind in the world.

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La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec

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