about La Guilde

Mission de La Guilde

« To support and assure the sustainability of independant Quebecois video game studios. »

Montréal and Québec are recognized internationally as the capitals of video game development. For the last two decades, this industry has generated  both cultural and economic wealth ($827 million in Québec according to KPMG). It has put Quebecois creativity on the world stage and has revitalized neighbourhoods such as Montreal’s Mile End and Quebec City’s Saint-Roch. The video game industry has become a distinct sign of Quebec, an element of our identity, a vehicle of growth and a structuring project for the future.

It is essential today to think about the future of our industry as an organic and synergistic ecosystem. In the last few years, a plethora of small enterprises, indies (independants) have sprung up on the fertile ground of innovation, creativity and digital technologies. In order to encourage the success of this sector, as well as to assure its growth and sustainability, we believe that it is time to pool our resources together.

COOP La Guilde

La Guilde regroups videogame developers as well as other creators and entrepreneurs in related domains, established in Quebec.  Its vision is to create a fertile ground for cooperation and cocreation among developers of interactive technologies in order to make Québec a world leader in video games, through the synergy of its actors. Based on a democratic structure constructed on the cooperative, non-profit model, La Guilde is endowed with the means to respond to the real needs of independent developers in our province.

Team

Nadine Gelly

Executive Manager

Valérie Savaria

Services coordinator

Andrée-Anne Pelletier

Director, Communications and Public Relations

Jonathan Ben Soussan

Sales director

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of La Guilde is composed of seven administrators elected among the cooperative’s producer members during the Annual General Assembly. Upto two seats may be co-opted in order to round out the Board’s knowledge in pertinent fields of expertise. The Board of Directors:

Dominique Lebel
Behaviour interactif
President of the board

 

Christopher Chancey
ManaVoid Entertainment
Vice-president of the board

David Fugère-Lamarre
iLLOGIKA
Secretary-Treasurer

 

Anny Lafrance
Electronic Arts
Administrator, Executive committee

Louis-Félix Cauchon
Jeux Boréalys
Administrator, Executive committee

Francis Baillet
Ubisoft

Jean-François Boivin
Panache Jeux Numériques

Martin Carrier
Frima

Ghislain de Pessemier
Outerminds

Diane Derome, Adm.A.,ASC
Business Advisor

Jimmy Gendron
Ludia

Étienne Gosselin
Ryan Affaires publiques

Nicolas Liorzou
Groupe Keywords Studios

Andréane Meunier
Turbulent

Philippe Morin
Red Barrels

Pascal Nataf
Studio Affordance

Rémi Weiss
Gameloft

PARTNERS OF LA GUILDE