By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative
The video game industry has been booming in Sherbrooke for years, as the city aims to become a tech hub in Quebec, and now video game enthusiasts can take a peak behind the doors of the region’s biggest studios. during the very first week of the video game.
Sherbrooke Innopole, a para-municipal economic development organization, brought together several events normally scattered throughout the year and instead consolidated them into one busy week for those interested in learning more about video games and the industry.
“The goal here is to focus on the gaming industry in Sherbrooke. We want Sherbrooke to be the third largest gambling venue in Quebec after Montreal and Quebec,” said Marc-Henri Faure, Director of Business Services and Information Technology at Sherbrooke Innopole.
The organization has partnered with Erupting Avocado, Lucid Dreams Studio, Misstic Studio, Golem Labs, as well as two industry powerhouses Eidos-Sherbrooke and Ubisoft Sherbrooke. Ubisoft recently opened in the city and intends to open an in-house studio by 2023.
Eidos, which set up its studio in 2020, already has more than 30 employees, according to Faure, while Ubisoft has 14 employees working from home in Sherbrooke. But this is just the beginning, he explained, as the city intends to intensify its campaign to attract gaming talent to Sherbrooke.
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