I spoke to a researcher at MUN yesterday about my perspective on the game development industry here in the province. There was a lot to discuss, but there was one point in particular that I felt was worth repeating.
Newfoundland and Labrador has always seemed to me to be a creative powerhouse, punching well above its class in the creative industries. If I could only offer one reason to make games here, that would be it. You can find artists from this province in every creative field, creating work that is astonishing in its affect.
Games are a newish field, relatively speaking, and a field that requires an extra boost because of the engineering requirements. But I have no doubt there will come a day when Newfoundland’s creative community is known as well in those circles as in all the rest. I’m proud to be part of an organization that aims to help reach that day a little sooner.
See you guys tonight!