Square Enix Montréal Unveils MEGAMIGS 2020 Conference Program


Square Enix Montréal Unveils MEGAMIGS 2020 Conference Program


Event: MEGAMIGS 2020

When: November 12, 2020 from 9h30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Virtual event

Tickets available at https://megamigs.com/en/ 

15% off with promo code MM20-SQUAREENIX


As MEGAMIGS’ first-ever Mobile Partner, Square Enix Montréal, an award-winning mobile game studio, has developed a conference program for industry professionals, players, and media interested in the latest trends and innovations in the mobile game space.

The program offers talks by Square Enix Montréal’s in-house experts and industry leaders from Square Enix Japan, Gameloft Montréal, Ludia, Bryter, and Unity.

Keynote Conference

  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: A Global Success Story with Kei Hirono, Series Producer. Interviewed by Denis Talbot

11:45 a.m. EST

In this session, hear the story behind global success Final Fantasy Brave Exvius from the creative process to production challenges. Also gain insights on the future of mobile games, the potential offered by tactile screens, and what's to come for the Final Fantasy license on mobile.

Keynote Panel

  • Montreal, Mobile Hub with studio heads Patrick Naud (Square Enix Montréal), Matthieu Dupont (Gameloft Montréal) and Alexandre Thabet (Ludia).

2:30 p.m. EST (Talk given in French.)

With more than 1.4 billion players worldwide, the growth of the mobile sector plays a key role in positioning Montreal as an international hub of video game development. Studio heads Patrick Naud, Matthieu Dupont, and Alexandre Thabet will discuss the success of mobile games developed in Montreal, the potential for innovation for mobile platforms, major industry trends, and more.

Expert Insights

  • Seeing Beyond Data: How to Really Understand your Players with Louise Bonnamy, User Research Manager, Square Enix Montréal (9:45 a.m. EST) 

  • Female Gamers Study 2020 with Jenny McBean, Associate Director, Bryter (10:30 a.m. EST)

  • Using Unity to Create Mobile Games for Everybody with Bronson Zgeb, Senior Content Developer, Unity Technologies (11:05 a.m. EST)

  • Hitman Sniper: From Premium to Freemium with Jean-Francois Dugas, Product Manager, Square Enix Montréal (3:30 p.m. EST)

  • Behavioral Economics in Free to Play Games with Paula Neves, Senior Product Manager, Square Enix Montréal (4:15 p.m. EST)


For more information and media requests

Nedjma Belbahri

Senior Communications Manager

Square Enix Montréal


514 781-0174

Square Enix Montréal Confirmed as First-Ever Mobile Partner at MEGAMIGS, Montréal's Premier Video Game Industry Event

Square Enix Montreal: 1st mobile partner of MEGAMIGS

Square Enix Montréal Confirmed as First-Ever Mobile Partner at MEGAMIGS, Montréal's Premier Video Game Industry Event

Montréal, Quebec - September 9, 2020 – Square Enix Montréal, an award-winning mobile game studio, today announced that it has been confirmed as the first-ever Mobile Parrtner of MEGAMIGS, Montreal’s premier video game industry event.

The addition of a Mobile Partner at MEGAMIGS confirms the significance of mobile games to the gaming industry. As an example of the exponential growth of the mobile game market, players in 175 countries have downloaded Square Enix Montréal games over 130 million times.

“This year, more than ever, we are committed to supporting the Montreal video game industry and to showcasing our leadership in mobile game development,” said Patrick Naud, Head of Studio of Square Enix Montréal. “As mobile becomes a go-to source for gaming, we are thrilled to be MEGAMIGS’s first ever Mobile Partner. We plan on delivering an exciting program of conferences to drive ever greater interest in mobile games amongst industry professionals.”

Square Enix Montréal will use this platform to deliver talks from in-house experts and industry leaders. On the virtual Square Enix Montréal stage, MEGAMIGS attendees can expect conferences on topics ranging from user research to the psychology behind mobile game sales.

"We are thrilled to count this new mobile game partnership at MEGAMIGS this year," said Nadine Gelly, general manager of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec. "If Quebec has earned the title of video game hub, it is thanks to the high caliber of games created locally for all platforms and our ability to adapt to trends and new player habits. We are delighted to witness the popularity of mobile games developed here, thanks in part to the productions of studios such as Square Enix Montréal."

This year’s MEGAMIGS event will be held November 12-13 in an entirely virtual environment, thus increasing accessibility and giving industry professionals from around the world the opportunity to connect, speak, and learn from world-class speakers.


About Square Enix Montréal

 Founded in 2011, Square Enix Montréal is a multi-award-winning mobile game studio that develops games based on both existing franchises and new intellectual properties. Square Enix Montreal is dedicated to the creation of innovative and carefully crafted games that become international benchmarks. Our team of passionate experts created the critically acclaimed titles HitmanSniper®, HitmanGO®, LaraCroftGO® and DeusExGO®. Square Enix Montréal's games have been downloaded over 130 million times in 175 countries. For more information, please visit square-enix-montreal.comFacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About Square Enix, Inc 

Square Enix Inc.. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 154 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com



For media inquiries and additional information

Nedjma Belbahri

Senior Communications Manager, Square Enix Montréal


514 781-0174