A film student at the University of Saskatchewan recently released a documentary made about the game development community in Saskatchewan. Alise McNair interviewed a selection of game developers across the province to learn more about what the gamedev scene in Saskatchewan is like.
She did interviews with 9 different developers in the province covering a wide range of projects and insights. Each gave a description of their current work giving a great showcase of what’s going on here. They also gave some insight about the situation in Saskatchewan.
It discussed the challenges that we face in Saskatchewan, a lack of jobs, a lack of established studios, a lack of grants and government support, but it also helps highlight the positives. We’ve got a great culture, the barriers are falling away, a growing number of studios, we have a passionate community and we can pull together.
The documentary ends with lots of great advice from everyone. It’s so great seeing a project like this helping show off our community. Massive thanks to Alise for making this documentary, it’s a great time capsule of the scene here in Saskatchewan. Be sure to check it out!
Game Devs featured:
Laura Smart – Wily Steed – Deck of Many Dungeons
Michael Long – Foolish Mortals – Kaiju Wars
Evan Geissler – Virtus Studios – Embervein
Jay Cameron – Dragonfly Games – Beyond the Oaks
Justin Bender – Bitwad Entertainment / Third Ion – Xero Hour
Gui de Souza Rocha
Kai Hutchence – Massive Corporation – Queen City Chaos
Watch the Video Here
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