Fri 14 Nov 2014
Another year, another awesome Montreal Game Summit. The 11th edition of MIGS did not disappoint! With a stellar line up of speakers, over 2000 attendees, and great meetings/activities/etc… it was an intense couple of days in Montreal for the game industry.
Brandon Beck’s opening keynote about his talent first strategy at Riot was quite inspiring. Sadly, I only got to see a few sessions as I was stuck in meetings most of the show. My guess is that timing the Execution Labs $6million funding announcement with the start of the conference didn’t help ;)
We celebrated with another unofficial afterparty at XL (now an official tradition). Sadly, we got a lot of hate mail the next morning, cursing us for many a hangover.
Is it coincidence that all the women huddled together during the Epic pre-dinner?: Leah Hoyer (ArenaNet), Marguerite Dibble (Game Theory), Jenna Hoffstein (Little Worlds), Tanya Short (Kitfox).
Brandon Beck discusses Riot’s secret sauce: people.
Winning art work from the gallery showcase.
Playing Mario Kart during the party.
Justin Bailey (Double Fine) covers alternate forms of financing.
Tanya Short (Kitfox) on procedural generation.
Leah Hoyer (ArenaNet) on strategies to restart your career (and have your previous employer pay for the margaritas during you wallowing and venting stages).
Full house at the Execution Labs afterparty.
Busy bar action at the Execution Labs afterparty.
The after afterparty at Big in Japan.