Dedicated space opens for Game Developers in the Okanagan
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today, Accelerate Okanagan (AO) CEO Jeff Keen announced the opening of a co-working game development space is now open for business at the Kelowna Innovation Centre located at 1405 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC. Keeping with AO's mission to increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan, the shared environment will provide developers the opportunity to collaborate on projects, engage with like minded people and gain access to other technology entrepreneurs and early stage technology companies.
The Accelerate Okanagan Game Lab is a fully furnished open-concept space offering internet access, private meeting rooms and a fully equipped lounge & kitchen area.
"For developers working out of their home offices, a co-working space offers networking, connecting and collaboration opportunities they would otherwise miss and professional facilities to host company and client meetings. This provides huge value to independent game developers" says Lance Priebe of RocketSnail Games, one of the catalysts behind the co-working space and tenant at the Kelowna Innovation Centre.
Keen states, "We are seeing significant demand for access to resources and facilities to help new animation studios in the Okanagan. On the heels of hugely successful companies like Disney Online Studios, the Okanagan is witnessing rapid growth in the gaming and animation sectors and we want to be at the forefront of this momentum through initiatives like the Game Lab."comments powered by Disqus