Montpellier BIC and the Push Start association launch an unprecedented assistance program designed to reinforce development of startups in this industry.
Five young video game studios were chosenFive young video game studios were chosen during the preselection process: Bblack Studio, Build The Light, Exalted Studio, Fireplace Games, and Play Curious. These companies will benefit from a personalized assistance program and group actions through September. A total of eight to ten workshops will be held, and each company will be supervised by a mentor from Push Start. When the Montpellier Game Lab program is finished, the five studios should present their pitches at the next Montpellier Cultural and Creative Industries event (MICC).
Montpellier Game Lab therefore fits in perfectly with policy implemented by Montpellier Métropole to support creative and cultural industries in order to strengthen its position as a stronghold for the video game industry. Even though it just began, the program has already met its first objectives.
“The assistance being offered to us is highly valuable,” highlights Laurent Kobel, Game Director at Exalted Studio. He adds: “They challenge us on the finer points of our plans which were not really finalized, pushing us outside our comfort zone.”
That’s the whole point. Montpellier Game Lab, helping companies stay in the game (or keep their eye on the game, or never be ejected from of the game).