Montreal International Game Summit attracts international stars

MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) being held November 10 and 11 in Montreal has officially unveiled its 2014 program, cementing its position as the leading east coast event of its kind in North America with a star-studded lineup of speakers, including industry personality Leigh Alexander.

Indeed, writer, critic and consultant on games, to whom we owe the well known Sexy Videogameland blog, will be in Montreal for the first time to attend MIGS2014. The young woman is known for her struggle about gender equality in the world of video games and her positions on the culture of the game and the players, which were published in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Slate, Paste, Kill Screen, GamePro and numerous other publications.

Montreal: A video game hotbed
The presence of international video game stars like Leigh Alexander proves that Montreal is now the place to be on the east coast for the video game industry," said Martin Carrier, president of event organizer Alliance numérique. "Montreal is a big influencer player and more than ever is determined to be a world leader by attracting high caliber developers and decision makers."

The Canada Media Fund, a proud partner of the event for many years, shares this view. "Canada's video game industry has forged a reputation for excellence. The whole world is watching our businesses and our talented professionals, who are known for their tremendous creativity. We are very proud to support such a vibrant and successful industry," said Valérie Creighton, president and CEO of CMF.

MIGS 2014: Register today!
MIGS 2014 has become the premier industry event for sharing, learning, and networking. Many big names will be there to share their expertise on November 10 and 11. More than 2,200 attendees are expected from some twenty countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Canada. The most eagerly awaited include:

  • Andrew McVeigh, Riot Games
  • Roger Collum, Epic Games
  • Chris Foster, Harmonix Music Systems
  • Justin Cooney, Double Fine Productions
  • Damian Kastbauer, Popcap
  • Richard Lico, Bungie

Early bird rates are available until September 18, 2014, at https://ww1.ticketpro.ca/200/migs/en/index.html

For the full program, see http://www.migs14.com/

About Alliance numérique
Since its creation in 2001, Alliance numérique (AN) has been THE business network for Quebec's video game industry. Its membership includes a full range of video game and digital entertainment developers of all sizes. It is also a key industry contact for government. Its mission is to support the growth and competitiveness of its members and make Quebec the center of world excellence for interactive digital content creation, production, and distribution. www.alliancenumerique.com

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

The CMF's Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.

SOURCE: Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)

For further information: and interviews: Anne-Marie Caron, amcaron@tactconseil.ca, 514-442-9775

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