Square Enix Montréal Unveils MEGAMIGS 2020 Conference Program

SQUARE ENIX MONTRÉAL + MEGAMIGS

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

nbelbahri@square-enix-montreal.com

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

nbelbahri@square-enix-montreal.com

514 781-0174

Square Enix Montréal, Eidos-Montréal, and Eidos-Sherbrooke Announce a Donation of more Than 850,000 Dollars to Support the Community

A donation of more than $850,000

Square Enix Montréal, Eidos-Montréal, and Eidos-Sherbrooke Announce a Donation of more Than 850,000 Dollars to Support the Community

 

Montreal, June 22, 2020 - Eidos-Montreal™, Square Enix Montréal™ and Eidos-Sherbrooke, the three Square Enix video game studios in Montreal and Sherbrooke, today announce a donation of more than $850,000 in support of the community, $500,000 of which will be donated directly to the Food Banks of Quebec. Several other associations in the greater Montreal and Sherbrooke region working in the areas of food insecurity, poverty, student retention, and homelessness will also benefit from the studios’ support. Square Enix’s Canadian teams, representing more than 700 employees, jumped at the chance to give back to the community.

“Since 2007, the province of Quebec, the city of Montreal and now Sherbrooke have enabled us to grow stably and sustainably,” said David Anfossi, head of the Eidos-Montréal studio.  “In these difficult times, we must support and give back to our community, which has allowed us to thrive and become what we are today. "

This donation was made possible thanks to the Stay Home & Play campaign launched by Square Enix, including its studios Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix Montréal, from March to May 2020. Sales of a game bundle including titles from the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex series, as well as in-app purchases in the Lara Croft GO, Hitman GO, Hitman Sniper and Deus Ex GO mobile games, raised more than US $2.4 million for charities. These promotions were deployed in record time at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to collect donations and support the most vulnerable

“The exceptional circumstances that hit the world caused a shock wave in our communities, especially amongst already vulnerable populations such as those experiencing poverty and social exclusion,” added Patrick Naud, Studio Head of Square Enix Montréal. ”We realize how fortunate we are to pursue our operations despite the stay-at-home orders of the last few months. It was a given that we had to do our part to help those who need it most in the community where we live and work.”

“The Food Banks of Quebec network would like to sincerely thank Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal and Eidos-Sherbrooke for this generous donation,” stated Julie Marchand, Executive Director of the Food Banks of Quebec. “This support will allow us to continue our efforts to fight food insecurity in all regions of Quebec! "

Thanks to this donation, the Food Banks of Quebec, Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Group of Collective Kitchens of Quebec, Dans la Rue, l'Auberge du Coeur, L'Arrêt Source, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Montreal, Mission Saint Michael, La Rue des Femmes as well as Moisson Estrie and Centraide Estrie will be able to intensify their efforts to defend and support those in need. Eidos-Montréal, Eidos-Sherbrooke, and Square Enix Montréal are committed to assisting non-profit organizations, associations, and foundations offering help to the most disadvantaged in Montreal and the surrounding region. Poverty and education are at the heart of the studios’ philanthropic orientations, which have enabled the creation of long-lasting networks in the communities.

 

About Eidos-Montréal

Eidos-Montréal™ (a SQUARE ENIX® studio) is focused on creating immersive and captivating experiences. For the last decade, the development teams at Eidos-Montréal have orchestrated the successful reboot of the DEUS EX® series (Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®), released the latest entry in the THIEF® franchise, and have also played a key role in the development of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® series. To ensure its creative vision can be realized in-game, the studio has developed its own cutting-edge technology, the Dawn Engine®. The studio also provides technical support for Square Enix operations around the world, including research and development, quality assurance, and playtests. https://eidosmontreal.com

 

About Eidos-Sherbrooke

Eidos-Sherbrooke™ is an expert studio dedicated to driving the technological innovation of Eidos-Montréal™ (member of the Square Enix® group of companies) studio renowned for its work on the Deus Ex® franchise and the latest installment in the Tomb Raider® series. Through research and development, Eidos-Sherbrooke endeavours to explore, test and apply various technologies to support the creation of experiences, universes, and emotions for players. The studio will be home to top-level technical expertise recruited from universities, as well as local and international talent collaborating and together imagining the video games of tomorrow. https://eidossherbrooke.com

 

 About Square Enix Montréal

Established in 2011, Square Enix Montréal is an award-winning mobile games studio focused on creating innovative and carefully crafted entertainment that will become industry references on mobile platforms. Creators of the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining Hitman Sniper®, Hitman GO®, Lara Croft GO®, and Deus Ex GO™ titles, our team of passionate experts all strive to develop enjoyable and high-quality gaming experiences for a global audience. Square Enix Montréal intends to continue bringing fun and wonder to players for years, through existing and original IPs.

For more information: https://www.square-enix-montreal.com/ or visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

 About Square Enix Inc

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with 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 149 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-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

EIDOS, EIDOS MONTREAL, the EIDOS-MONTRÉAL logo, SQUARE ENIX MONTREAL, the SQUARE ENIX MONTREAL logo, SQUARE ENIX, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, TAITO, DEUS EX, HITMAN, TOMB RAIDER, and LARA CROFT are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Source: Eidos-Montréal

Pour informations : 

Anne-Marie Caron

514 442-9775

Anne-marie@canide.co

Linda Duchaussoy

514 670-6300

lduchaussoy@eidosmontreal.com

Nedjma Belbahri

514 781-0174

nbelbahri@square-enix-montreal.com