The video game explosion

The video game industry here has a long history: Québec has been earning a reputation for its creativity and innovation in the field since the 1980s. In 2016, there were some 230 companies operating in the video game industry and related fields.


Image indicating that the number of jobs has grown tenfold since 2002

  • Employment in the industry has grown exponentially in recent years, with the number of jobs increasing tenfold since 2002.
  • In 2017, more than 10,000 people were employed in Québec’s video game industry.
  • Montréal is the world's fifth-largest video game centre, after Tokyo, London, San Francisco and Austin.

Important names in Québec's video game industry

The digital game industry

A number of Québec companies are international stars, known for their bold, innovative digital games.


Multimedia application software developers

Major commercial titles developed in Québec

Many highly renowned video games were created in Québec. A number of them have won prestigious awards and reaped considerable critical and commercial acclaim.

  • Army of Two
  • Chop Chop
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Hitman Go
  • The Assassin’s Creed franchises
  • The Prince of Persia franchises
  • The Splinter Cell series
  • Thi4f
  • Watch Dogs

Contact your expert

Benoît Larouche

Director, Business Development, New York

212 843-0976