In late October, the Gear Prod studio launched a role-playing concept enhanced with a video game, exploring deep-sea abysses in the life-size submarine Red Squid. With Montpellier BIC assistance, Gear Prod appreciates the rich local video game ecosystem.
Montpellier, the new El Dorado for video gamesThree partners with complementary talents originated this very innovative project, two from Montpellier and one from Tours: Gilles Raymond, technical director; Adrien Vert, creative director; and Philippe Blandin, financial director.
Gear Prod benefited from loans from Créalia, a French Tech “Scholarship,” and regional aid, and now wants to convince investors-operators to bring the Echo Squad adventure to other major cities.
“Montpellier BIC’s assistance was essential,” the directors confirm. “They helped us choose our bank and certified public accountant. Adrien took the entrepreneur training program. Not only that, but here in Montpellier, we are in the new El Dorado for video games! We have talked extensively with other studios, which also gave us a real boost.”
“We hope to open about twenty sites.”