By Paul Hunter
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years (or not reading NGP), you'll know that the video game industry in Canada is a booming, multi-billion dollar economy. BC's industry is massive, Quebec's perhaps even bigger. But what about Ontario?
Well the games industry has been heating up there quite a bit as well. EA's moved into Waterloo, AMP has made a huge splash in the province the last two years with their National Gaming Tour culminating in the province, the indie scene is finally coming together, and the recent budget passed by the provincial government included many financial incentives to encourage the growth of the interactive industry.
Overall, these signs paint a nice picture for the province and it's rapid ascension to the gaming major leagues. As a further example of just how large this industry has become, Ontario will once again play host to the DIG London conference come this November. This is the second year for the show.
Last year's event included notable featured guests such as Denis Dyack, Founder and President of Silicon Knights, James Schmalz, CEO of Digital Extremes, and Jade Raymond, Senior Producer at Ubisoft Montréal. Both Denis and James are already scheduled to return for this year's event.
The conference will include some keynote speeches, panel sessions, presentations, as well as a networking and reception dinner. Expect more coverage of this event as we get closer to the date. There's also a good chance we'll be attending DIG London so stay tuned.
To have a look at what the conference will be offering this year, have a look at the DIG London 2009 website.