VMC Game Labs, a Redmond, WA based consulting agency offering technical support for the video game producers, has opened its first office in Canada and has chosen Montreal as its home.
VMC Game Labs has opted to set up shop in close proximity to the offices of one of its major competitors, British company Babel Media, which opened an office in Montreal last summer. The company hopes to be competitive in the sub-contracting of video game production industry. 165 'testers"? began working in Game Labs' office on Monday and the company expects to hire over a hundred more employees in the upcoming months.
VMC Game Labs' decision to settle down in Montreal was encouraged in part by the fiscal advantages offered by Investment Quebec, a government Agency, but was also motivated by Montreal's thriving multi-culturalism.'Montreal gives us access to numerous cultures and, since we service a wide array of areas, we need people who master various European and Asian languages (translation)"?, stated Glenn Hoogerwerf, President of VMC Game Labs.Mr. Glenn also explained that the choice of Montreal over cities in India or China came as a result of Montreal's proximity to the key players of the video gaming industry.