Montréal, December 20, 2022
We'd like to take a moment to celebrate everything that GamePlay Space has accomplished over the past 8 years. From an initial dream of bringing indies together to massively improving the survival rate of startup studios and seeing teams generate hundreds of millions in game sales and funding, we’re beyond proud of what this organization has achieved and it has been our absolute joy to serve the game dev community.
Alas, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of GamePlay Space. Over the past few years we have tried to sustain resiliently through the pandemic and shifting work realities, but unfortunately, these collective efforts were not enough to secure the vitality of the business. As such, the Board of Directors has concluded that it is best for GamePlay Space to cease its activities. Our mission from the very beginning has been to nurture the success of independent game developers and studios; we have always kept this goal close to our hearts through every initiative we’ve taken on and every stride that we’ve made in the development of our programs.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and loyalty over the past years. Through Lunch & Learns and summits, Happy Hours and Playtests and all of our other events, our community has shown time and time again how much creativity and diligence shine bright at the forefront of the game development industry. We have cherished each and every moment with you all and will continue to hold on to all of the wonderful memories and connections that were made here.
DemoNights and the Games from Quebec Steam Sale will still take place as intended. Participants should stay tuned for more information to come.
We still believe in the importance of knowledge sharing and support systems within the gaming industry. We have full faith that our community will take up the mantle and, as such, preserve the spirit of GamePlay Space in whatever comes next.
To our founding partners Ville de Montréal, Execution Labs, Concordia, and PME-MTL, thank you for your initial support as we couldn’t have done this without you. We’d also like to thank the MEI, Loto-Québec, and all those who have supported GamePlay Space over the years— there are too many of you to name, but we recognize each and every single one of you and are incredibly grateful.
Thank you for everything.
-The GamePlay Space Team