Sold out event connects and celebrates the Atlantic Canadian video game sector.

May 2nd, 2024, Halifax, NS – The Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS) is pleased to announce that annual GameDev Atlantic is set to return to Halifax on May 4th, 2024, from 10 AM to 5 PM at ShiftKey Labs, 6050 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

The one-day conference connects business executives, students, developers, and educators with a shared vision to grow the local industry and prepare for the future. GameDev Atlantic includes an indie showcase, networking, as well as expert-led presentations and panels offering industry insights, skill enhancement, and career advice.

Presented by the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS), the event highlights the incredible accomplishments of the Atlantic Canadian video game sector, connecting and celebrating the talented people dedicated to shaping the industry.

 Atlantic Canada has emerged as a quickly growing hub of game development contributing to the $5.5 billion Canadian video game industry with a track record of platform success across PC, Web, Console, HD, Mobile and Virtual Reality. Due in part to a strong focus on developing a supportive ecosystem, the region both nurtures local emerging talent, and attracts global contributors such as Ubisoft, Microsoft and Electronic Arts.

 “Overwhelming public support and a sold out show, plus the number of industry professionals joining us from across the country, says so much about our thriving local scene.” said Jordan Robb, President of ISNS. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase and support the incredible talent and innovation that define the Atlantic Canadian video game industry.”

 In a celebration of local indie talent, three studios have been honored for their outstanding contributions to the gaming industry. Selected through a mix of public votes and an interprovincial jury, the inaugural 2024 Indie Showcase winners are Brueh Games & YarnCat Games for “Keep The Heroes Out,” LethalLizard Studios for “Sanction,” and Enfenyx Games for “Virvius.”

GameDev Atlantic will be packed with insights, featuring a rich lineup of expert-led panels and presentations from industry professionals across Canada. Program topics include discussions on AI, Minecraft IP development, UI/UX, careers, publisher collaboration, and more. The roster of speakers includes award-winning Andrew Shouldice, creator of TUNIC, industry pioneer Pierre Moisan, Tian Figg, Executive Producer of Gamemode One, Tina Micklethwaite, UI Designer at Ubisoft Halifax; and the keynote address from industry veteran Serge Landry.

 All Speakers:

  • Serge Landry, International Sales Lead Multimedia at Ayming Canada
  • Andrew Shouldice of ISOMETRICORP Games Ltd.
  • Pierre Moisan, Senior Advisor, Creative Industries at CEIM
  • Judy Ehrentraut, PhD, Creative Content Strategist at Red Meat Games
  • Chanel Larche, PhD, User Research Project Manager at Ubisoft Halifax
  • Kai McGilligan Oliver, Freelance Senior Game Designer
  • Ryan Filsinger, CEO and Founder of Iron Fox Games
  • Jeff Mundee, Chief Design Officer and Co-founder of Reframe Games
  • Tina Micklethwaite, UI Designer at Ubisoft Halifax
  • Daniel Nascimento, Director of Bitten Toast Games Inc.
  • Tian Figg, Executive Producer at Gamemode One
  • John Henley, Partner – Business Development of INDIE GAME SERVICES LTD.
  • Matthew Doucette, CEO of Xona Games Inc.
  • Abigail Evans, 2D/3D Artist at Alpha Dog Games | Bethesda
  • John Nguyen, Canadian Regional Vice-President of Xsolla
  • Dan Dunford, Senior 3D Artist at Ubisoft Halifax
  • Leonid Romanov, Lead Artist, Animator, and Producer at Pink Moon Studios
  • Sarah Anne Saucier, Regional Director of Xsolla Games Academy Canada
  • William Perkins, Principal & Creative Director at CONTINUE


Find more information on GameDev Atlantic, including programming at Follow @GameDevAtlantic on: X/Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.


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About Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS):

The Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS) was formed in October 2017, to advocate for interactive and video game development and foster collaboration within the industry in Nova Scotia. According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), over 300 people are employed in 20 studios around the province, making it the 4th largest provincial game development industry in Canada. ISNS members are committed to the further development of the industry in Nova Scotia, hiring graduates from local Universities and Colleges, and working to promote high standards of relevant education. In addition to its advocacy and educational outreach work, the ISNS also organizes events to foster collaboration within the Nova Scotia game developer community.