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Indie Success Stories: With Love, From Montreal (Presented by Montreal International)

Jason Della Rocca  (Co-Founder, Execution Labs)

Reid Schneider  (Executive Producer / Co-Founder, Typhoon Studios)

Saleem Dabbous  (Co-Founder / Studio Director, KO_OP)

Tanya X. Short  (Captain, Kitfox Games)

Richard Atlas  (Co-founder and Game Designer, Clever Endeavour Games)

Cedric Tawil  (Director, Business Development, Entrepreneurship - Foreign Investments, Montréal International)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Come listen to four Montréal-based independent studios as they share their experiences and challenges in building companies from the ground up and launching amazing games. Being a successful indie gets harder by the day and the support you get from your peers, partners and the community as a whole makes a big difference. These game entrepreneurs will recount their unique journeys and share their hard-earned wisdom, along with their thoughts on why Montréal is one of the top places to start and grow your indie game studio.


Attendees will get advice and tips, and hear four case studies of indies building success from Montreal.

Intended Audience

All indie game developers, startups and entrepreneurs looking to start a new studio. Lovers of maple syrup.