There was a story a couple of weeks ago about a PEI animation company moving to Halifax. This article seems like a defensive move.
A recent funding announcement from the Canada New Media Fund shows PEI is dominating the industry, says a provincial group. Eight projects were announced for funding from the Canada New Media Fund, six of them from Island-based companies. “PEI really, when it comes to video game development and design, is the leader. Nova Scotia hasn’t caught up with us yet. New Brunswick and Newfoundland aren’t really in the picture,” said Mark Sandiford, president of the Interactive Media Alliance of PEI. Sandiford credits the PEI government with recognizing the potential of the industry early on, recruiting video game development companies. PEI’s six video game and animation studios employ 110 people.
Mark. Don’t be so hard on New Brunswick and Newfoundland – but I do like his comment about recruiting video game development companies as a part of developing a video game industry in the province.