Members of the Montreal gaming cluster are hard at work not only on their own projects, but more importantly and continuing to foster growth in the cluster.

BruceOnGame, stationed out of Montreal has this to say:

“companies within a cluster should co-operate, even if, as is often the case, there is previous bad blood arising from business dynamics. The businesses have many areas in common that can be addressed more effectively jointly. There should be CEO level meetings of every company within a cluster every month.”

Bruce may not be a game developer himself but even game developers are inviting others to join the mission in growing the Montreal cluster.

“Actively involved in developing genuine creative and technological know-how, Ubisoft has become a prime enabler for Canada to establish its presence in a booming market. Part of this rests in the fact that much of the studio’s success can immediately be attributed to its unparalled access to some 7,000 IT and multimedia graduates from leading Québec universities.” – Investing Canada – Ubisoft

“Move to Montreal? Hmm….Be part of one of the world’s fastest-expanding game community! Some 5000 people make up the video game industry in Montreal, with: Over 50 development companies (3650+ jobs), 14 software companies (600 jobs), 18 game-related service companies (800 jobs). Thanks to fairly low operating costs and generous provincial support, Montreal is a leader of the game industry in Canada.” – Eidos Montreal (Gaming Studio)