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Canada Leads the Way in Mobile Game Development

Canada Leads the Way in Mobile Game Development

Canada’s video game industry has always relied on the development of major blockbuster games for consoles and PCs, however, due to declining hardware sales and a move towards free-to-play games, a number of small, independent mobile-game developers have emerged as key players.

Canada Leads the Way in Mobile Game Development

Canada’s video game developers have been switching to mobile games as game console sales fall.

Julien Lavoie, the director of public relations for the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, said, “They are finding the opportunities to develop games for consoles that didn’t really exist five years ago with the advent of tablets and smartphones.”

According to the ESAC Canada is the third largest producer of video games in the world.

However, it is often difficult for mobile game developers to attract investors.

Nathan Vella the founder of Capybara Games said that “If you’re doing mobile free-to-play games and you’ve got experience, you’ve worked on a bunch of titles, you’ve started another company that got bought, okay, then maybe there’s a chance you’ll get investment. All the rest of us, never going to happen, especially in Canada.”

Nonetheless, it is possible for mobile developers to thrive without investment. Vella also said that “You can make a great mobile game with two people, and because the cost of development is so low, investment almost becomes unnecessary.”

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Erika has been writing about entertainment since high school. She likes to brag that she is “paid to go to the movies, paid to listen to music”. The Quebec native also writes about French-Canadian issues in English and French for Online Casino Archives Canada. When she’s not critiquing new movies, she enjoys watching her collection of film noir.

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