"An important support that will accelerate our creative power and the quality of our productions internationally" - Frédérick Faubert, President of Hibernum
MONTREAL, Nov. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of Hibernum, Frédérick Faubert, is proud to welcome Investissement Québec as a new shareholder in the company, a partnership that will accelerate its already strong growth and allow the creation of 150 jobs over the next two years.
"Investissement Québec's stake in Hibernum as a shareholder in the video game industry is an important recognition by the government of Quebec for our studio, which has been owned and managed by Quebec interests since its creation," says founder and President, Frédérick Faubert.
Investissement Québec is injecting five million dollars into Hibernum, which has recently tripled its creation and production power over the past two years, giving the studio the necessary tools to boost its expansion.
"This investment will allow Hibernum to enhance and improve its position as an international leader in the gaming and digital entertainment industries," says Faubert.
For nearly ten years, Hibernum has carved out an enviable position for itself in the video game and digital entertainment industry, offering more than 100 special creations and digital products to support the largest global brand owners of both AAA games and mobile platforms.
"Hibernum already relies on an exceptional team of 155 people. We want to double our workforce in order to enrich our creative power and vision, and drive forward our outstanding results. Our insatiable thirst to create, innovate and build as a team has enabled us to receive recognition for developing unique, high-quality gaming experiences," says Faubert.
Louis-René Auclair, Vice-President and Chief Brand Officer at Hibernum, says that this investment "will allow Hibernum to accelerate its position as a leader with owners of gaming intellectual property in such areas as film, toys, comics and video games. Our power of creativity and innovation will be heightened by having Investissement Québec as a partner."
Since 2005, Hibernum's expertise in game development, animation and visual effects creation has enabled the company to develop cross-platform games alongside such industry giants as Amazon, Lego, Disney, Cartoon Network, Halfbrick, Mattel, DeNA and Wooga. Recent projects include a number of hits: Bruce Lee: Enter the Game©, Cupcake Carnival©, Saber's Edge©, Globlins©, Calling All Mixels© LEGO City: My City©, Disney Infinity: Action©, Jewel Quest© and Pearl's Peril©.
Image with caption: "Frédérick Faubert, President and Louis-René Auclair, Vice President. (CNW Group/Hibernum Créations)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141111_C4023_PHOTO_EN_7806.jpg
SOURCE: Hibernum Créations
For further information: Carla De Ciccio, Communications Advisor, Hibernum, 514-436-4703, [email protected]