A cool little videogame incubator project put on this summer in the Canadian town of Charlottetown, located on Prince Edward Island, resulted in two teams of recent graduates churning out a pair of videogames.
Sponsored by the Interactive Media Alliance (IMA), Telefilm Canada and Innovation P.E.I., the three-month long program, called Game Garage, ran from June 1 to August 31.
According to the Guardian, participants were provided with “office space, hardware and software and salaries.”
The two games produced by Game Garage participants are called Cipher and DotBot.
Now the game makers can pitch their creations for sale, but also have the option of starting their own company in order to market the game. Additionally, some of the participants have already been hired by local new media companies.
With initiatives like this, it’s no wonder Canadian game development is booming.