Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal.
Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, Family Feud®, Jurassic Park, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Where's Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Did you get the chance to go to #MIGS16 this year? Our team was there and it was a busy, productive, interesting and rewarding 3 days. As the bronze partner, we had a lot going on at our booth. Some of our Ludians were also involved in conferences and interviews. These types of events are so important for the gaming industry and we enjoy being a part of it. Here’s a look at what we were up to:
Our booth was in a prime location, which allowed us to meet and chat with a lot of people from the Montreal video game scene as well as students and professionals from other cities and countries.
Jonathan Abenhaim – Lead Animator on our Dragons: Rise of Berk game, gave a conference on animating efficiently. He did a live demo to the sound of progressive house music. The audience seemed to like the ambiance.
… He was also interviewed by IMGMR and Girls on Games to name a few. He had a great time talking about his work, his career and his day to day at Ludia!
Espresso Jobs also interviewed one of our recruiters and one of our programmers to find out a bit more about the company, our culture and values.
Our Production manager, Jimmy Beaubien, was asked to be a mentor at the IGDA mentor café.
The coding competition at our booth was a hit. Many people came by to show off their skills.
As you probably guessed, we had candy once again this year. It’s become a tradition that’s appreciated by many.
It’s time for the MIGS and as tradition has it, we’ll be at the Palais des Congrès from November 13th to 15th as the Bronze Sponsor of the Montreal International Game Summit. What do we have in store for you? We’ll have a booth with a lounge and gaming area, a coding competition and candy. Come by and talk with our Ludians about our studio, job opportunities and our projects. One of our lead animators will also be giving a conference on Tuesday, November 15th at 11am in room 518C. Find out more…
Tell me about yourself and your career?
My name is Jonathan Abenhaim and I’m a lead animator at Ludia. Growing up and living in Montreal, I’ve worked in this city my whole life. I’ve been in the video game industry for the past 16 years. Three years ago, I decided to switch from AAA to mobile because, over the past decade, mobile has proven to be a very popular platform that keeps evolving and can’t be ignored anymore.
What made you want to give a talk at the MIGS?
Since animating is not only a job but a passion, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share that with others in the industry. I love animating so much that, in my free time; I create video tutorials that I share on my You Tube channel. For me, giving a conference at the MIGS is an opportunity to do the same thing while talking to a live audience of industry professionals and upcoming artists in the animation community.
What will your conference be about?
The title of my conference is The Journey from AAA Animation to Mobile: Animation Efficiency. I will be sharing animation techniques that will show you how to animate efficiently, how to create more with less (using 1 animation to create 3) without losing the quality in your animation. I’ll be doing a live demo instead of showing a static presentation, so I’m really excited about that. The MIGS is an important yearly event for the industry and I think it’s a great place to share knowledge, learn from one another and connect with industry professionals.
I hope to see you there!