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.