From 19 to 22 October the 18th edition of the MEGAMIGS conference will take place in a more unified way than ever and in person. No more virtual exhibits and virtual conferences for the video game industry and Montreal studios. One of the world’s largest conferences on the video game industry and the local industry will be held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, featuring diverse content, rich content and an impressive range of game revelations, panels, demo stations on different platforms of gaming and networking and business development opportunities for professionals and gamers of all ages.
The MEGAMIGS return in person.
The annual video game conference, initiated and organized by the Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec and produced by Productions Kaliko, brings together more than 3,000 industry professionals. The public and enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to discover and try dozens of new products and experiences during the exhibition.
With the entire video game industry coming together for the first time in nearly three years, MEGAMIGS is sure to be historic, says Jean-Jacques Hermans, CEO of The Guild. “The four poles on which MEGAMIGS is based are: Radiate, Inform, Promote And To represent. As we will receive attendees from all over the world, the Quebec video game community will meet there locally, but shine internationally. ”
MEGAMIGS has aroused widespread enthusiasm and over 85% of the exhibition spaces are already booked five months before the event. “The very fact of holding it entirely in person rather than in virtual mode will give each of us a sensory pleasure that we will be happy to rediscover. »Adds Jean-Jacques Hermans.
Come and play MEGAMIGS.
The 2022 edition will focus on discovery and playability for video game enthusiasts. In addition to exploring the exhibition studio booth (the industry component), visitors will also be able to play with some of the latest innovations and technological advancements in the gaming area. Whatever their level of experience, players will be able to take advantage of the exceptional know-how of independent studios in Quebec in the Indie Zone dedicated to independent games! They will also be in contact with the numerous world delegations present.
Leading Quebec-based independent video game developers such as Red Barrels, Reflector Entertainment, Ubisoft (AAA games), Square Enix Montreal and Beenox have already confirmed their participation to talk about their development activities. Likewise, other international game developers will be present such as Dead Good Media (UK), Lucky VR (Toronto, Ontario), SandBox Games (France).
Visitors will be able to gather information on the best specific training programs on video games among the public and private institutions present. They will be able to interact with the representatives of the different educational institutions in the educational landscape presented by Synthesis.
Educational institutions will present their continuing education programs in Quebec for workers wishing to retrain and for existing creators wishing to improve their knowledge. There are currently nearly 2,000 open positions in the industry, as you can see on Games.ca You work for your future career in the local gaming scene! There has never been a better time for video game creators and female video game creators to join the video game development industry.
Networking, networking and big at MEGAMIGS 2022.
You will have the opportunity to meet Quebec guest stars and industry experts at technical, artistic and design conferences. They will share their expertise on hot topics like web accessibility, Web 3, and artificial intelligence (AI) automation. Business development will also happen through various networking activities as we promote our business at the event.
A growing sector.
MEGAMIGS 2022 will be a celebration of the many successes of an industry that has withstood the economic crisis. “With the pandemic it could have closed in on itself and suffered the repercussions of the crisis”, explains Jean-Jacques Hermans. On the contrary, its members have been far-sighted and have demonstrated an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. As a result, the Quebec video game community is doing well and the people who work there are highly recognized around the world. “
Despite the current economic crisis, the video game industry continues to develop in our country. Two out of three Canadians consider themselves regular players. However, there is no difference between men and women when it comes to video games.
Tickets already available.
If you want to experience an exciting new adventure in the dynamic and innovative world of video games, go to megamigs.com or the event’s social media for more information. Buy them by July 3rd to get a 40% discount. It is free for children.