About us

GamePlay Space is a community-driven organization in downtown Montreal. We aim to nurture the success of video game developers and studios by providing a multitude of relevant services which gives them access to knowledge sharing, business opportunities, and a vibrant community.
We are dedicated to providing services that touch on all aspects of business success; from business strategy, to leadership, project management, marketing, and HR, to everything you need to know when incorporating a studio, doing your accounting and taxes… the list goes on!

Our service offerings include regular and annual events, networking opportunities, desk rental, and more!

our mission

GamePlaySpace is dedicated to supporting and enabling the success of game developers through nurturing a vibrant community, the sharing of knowledge and creating access to opportunities.

our vision

We believe in helping every game developer to have the toolbox they need to lead their team to success and to serve as a platform to drive the success and sustainability of our community as a whole.

our values

Community - We are stronger together
Knowledge - The more we know, the better we succeed
Inclusivity - No matter who you are, you have a place here
Equality - Equal opportunities for all
Sharing - Success is better when shared with peers

Inclusivity policy

At GamePlay Space, community is at the core of everything we do. Creating a safe and inclusive environment is extremely important to us, which is why we have set out a values and inclusivity policy. We invite you to read it here.

If you experience anything that makes you feel unsafe or you have any concerns, we invite you to fill out our anonymous reporting form which can be found here.

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Organization History

GamePlay Space started off as a collaborative working space, but we have since expanded outside of our four walls and now offer services to hundreds of game developers both in Montreal and around the world.

The initial spark and brainstorming session for a collaborative, shared workspace for game developers took place in August 2013. Countless hours of research, paperwork, phone calls, late-night scribbles on napkins, and handshakes later something concrete came together. By November 2013 the formal not-for-profit organization, GamePlay Space, was formed, and the doors officially opened in February 2015. GamePlay Space is a collaborative project that got off the ground thanks to the generous support from various partners. 

Our First Partners & Investors

Execution Labs (early-stage indie studio investors), the Technoculture Art & Games research/creation centre from Concordia University, and other leaders of the Montreal indie community recognized a need for small studios and freelancers to network, share, learn and create together. The City of Montréal and the Société de Développement Économique Ville-Marie (SDÉVM, now PME Montréal) also saw the importance in the idea and financially contributed towards the physical need for space. Their support enabled the space to get setup, renovated, and ready for game developers to flourish!

We are grateful to the City of Montréal, PME Montréal (previously SDÉVM), Concordia University and Execution Labs, our public and private investors, without whom, the space would have remained an idea.

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