Montréal Joue, a festival that aims to celebrate fun and introduce Montrealers to the world of games, is back for a fourth year. From Saturday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 6, the festival will offer families more than 300 entertaining activities held in 60 venues throughout Montreal.
This year, the festival honours women – female players, creators and leaders –to highlight the importance of diversity in the video game industry. Another great reason why we’re renewing our support for this key event. Ubisoft Montréal will be on hand at three of the festival’s events:
Exclusive happy hour at the Rialto for the launch of Far Cry Primal
Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Far Cry Primal’s creators will be at the Rialto on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for an exclusive happy hour celebration for our fans and future recruits. In addition to receiving a presentation of the game by the team itself, the participants will be able to test their survival skills and meet some wild creatures. First come, first served!
Women and Games panel
Thursday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Brilliant, visionary, determined and fired up, female video game developpers play a major role in the flourishing digital industry. The festival will be holding a round table, hosted by Matthieu Dugal, to shed light on their career paths and experiences. Nathalie Jasmin and Rebecca Cohen Palacios will proudly represent Ubisoft Montréal and Pixelles alongside other major female figures in the Montreal industry (Ludia, NAD, WB Games). Register for free here.
Code, Create & Play with Kids Code Jeunesse
Saturday, Mar. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The younger crowd will also get to spend some quality time with us as we’ll be hosting a coding workshop in collaboration with Kids Code Jeunesse on Saturday, Mar. 5. The event will feature some down time for playing, a presentation on game building and the jobs we offer (along with Bio Jade Adam Granger), as well as a coding workshop. Hurry! There are only 50 seats!
More info on Montréal Joue’s activies: http://www.montrealjoue.ca/