Today marks the official launch of La Guilde Des Développeurs De Jeux Vidéo Indépendants Du Québec, which calls itself the largest independent video games cooperative in the world.
"Based on a democratic structure and built on a model of non-profit production cooperatives, La Guilde has equipped itself to respond in a durable way to the real needs of the independent developers of our province," it states on its website.
It's made up of 75 indie studios, representing "$18 million in salaries." It has partnered with a number of organisations inlcuding Quartier des spectacles, PME MTL, Emploi-Québec, LJT Lawyers, Deloitte, Audiokinetic, Montreal Comiccon, GamePlay Space, Effects MTL 2016, and the NAD Center.
"In the past 5 years, the number of independent video game studios in Quebec has quadrupled", said president Louis-Félix Cauchon.
"The main goal of La Guilde is to give to Quebec's independent studios a strong and united voice, and ultimately support them in the creation of collective wealth".