Video games: Novaquark arrived in Montreal

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Another studio foreign to video games is setting up shop in Montreal.

Novaquark, of France, today announced the opening of an office in the metropolis. The company, based in Paris, plans to hire over fifty employees that will focus on the production of the game MMOG of Dual Universe.

Stephane D’astous, founder and former director of Eidos-Montréal, has been appointed general manager of the new antenna in montreal.

“It is a real honour to join the team Novaquark and open a studio of world-class in Montreal, said Mr. D’astous press. We will work on Dual Universe, a game extremely bold that will change the way you play video games and the experience of the players. No other video game studio in Montreal offers this type of game; it is a great addition to our city.”

Novaquark has been supported by Montréal International for its implementation in Québec.

“The largest producers of video games have successively chosen to the quebec metropolis for its creative culture, dynamic and artistic, making today the fifth centre in the world and the largest hub of video games in Canada. The quebec industry of video game has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of the number of businesses, up 42 % from 2015; it is particularly well placed to take advantage of a global growth estimated to be 7% in this sector,” said Hubert Bolduc, president and ceo of Montréal International.

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