Yesterday, Techvibes published Adrian’s writeup of his trip to Manitoba in early January to visit numerous game dev studios there. (Read: “Manitoba Boasts More Talented Game Developers Than You Might Think“)
One of our clients is New Media Manitoba, the interactive industry association for that province. As part of our work with NMM – and similar to work we’ve done for years with the Ontario Media Development Corp – we provide business development leadership to emerging game studios in that province.
This means we help studios get meetings with key partners at GDC, plan for the event, and even run an invite-only GDC networking dinner where the province’s companies meet high level biz dev reps from various industry leaders. Past attendees have included Google, Amazon, EA, GREE, Zynga, Apple, Microsoft, and many other leaders (for which we’re hugely grateful!).
This type of business development work is a big part of our business and something we (especially Adrian!) enjoy immensely. We look forward to doing it again this year at GDC and if anyone out there thinks we might be able to help their organization similarly, give us a shout!