Mages of Mystralia at Montreal Comiccon

Mages of Mystralia at Montreal Comiccon

What’s great with Montreal Comiccon (other than not having to worry with international shipping!) is that it not only gives us a chance to meet players and show them what we do, but it also allows us to discover new fellow indie developers and play their games. The local indie community is very rich. It’s a good day when we get a chance to bond with other game creators and see what they are working on. We’re always psyched when we see new people playing our game. The players’ response is very positive and their joy brings new motivation to the whole team. And we don’t always get the chance to show our game in Montreal, so it’s especially fun to meet people from our hometown. For Comiccon, we brought 4 stations on which visitors could test out our Sky Temple demo. The Sky Temple is one of the first dungeons you come upon in the game and is proving to be a great introductory exploration of Mages of Mystralia. We’ve also included a sandbox in which all the runes are activated, allowing for an intense spell crafting session! Compared to other video game specific conventions, Comiccon is more family-friendly, which showed in the amount of young mages that stopped by to play. We even had a little Zia come by! We love cosplay, so next time you get to meet us at a convention, come show us what kind of mage you are....
Montreal native games you should be playing

Montreal native games you should be playing

Let’s face it,  the city of Montreal is the place to be in the video game industry. You just need to walk around downtown to realise that you can find several large studios from well known companies such as Ubisoft, Warner, EA and even Gameloft to name a few. However, Montreal is also a place where you can find a fair amount of small studios that are ready to face (hopefully) the cold hearted world of the video game industry. From that ever growing list of indie companies, some happen to stick out a bit more than others. Their secret? There isn’t one. You need to know the industry, what’s selling well these days, you need to know how to adapt it to your needs, and of course transform it into something different. It sounds like a simple equation, yet it’s anything but simple.   For some of them it’s a matter of sheer luck while for the others, it’s an ongoing arduous process of tireless efforts and outstanding work.  The result? To be considered one of the best independant video game company in North America. We all want the same thing, and that’s ok.   Games to have in  your collection Lately, there has been several Montreal based games released onto the market. We’re talking about games released on PC, STEAM and even home consoles. Here are a few. JOTUN Developer: Thunder Lotus Games Publisher: Thunder Lotus Games Category: Single-Player, Full Controller Support Tags: Action, Adventure, Indie Released since then end of September, JOTUN is wowing the galleries with stunning visuals that capture a breathtaking universe. Having seen Will Dubé on...
The games we play at work

The games we play at work

It goes without saying that our days at the studio are filled with never ending work. We arrive at the office, make ourselves a coffee, and then you’re surprised it’s already 6PM and time to close up shop. We all get this feeling way too often. 24 hours in a day is not enough to do all that we want to do. However, it’s important to take a step back and move away from the project; to do just about anything else. Sometimes you need to clear your head, take a breather and then come back with a fresh perspective on what you are doing. I can’t stress that subject more than I already do; take some time to do something else, it’s good for the project. It’s more effective. But what can we do to that’s entertaining without leaving the office grounds? Play video games of course. It’s a common thing for video game studios (not to say that it’s an actual norm) to let employees play the games they want during their breaks and during their lunch hours. Not only does it help to take a step back, it also helps to build a relationship between team members. There’s nothing like a competition game to create a bulk amount of chemistry between our team members.   Rocket League Developer : Psyonix Publisher : Psyonix Genre : Action, Indie, Racing, Sports Category : Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Co-Op Tags : Racing, Multiplayer, Soccer, Sports, Competitive So how can you satisfy your cravings when it comes to cars, explosions, extreme sports, competition and skills? Just have a seat and...