The Interactive Society of Nova Scotia aims to further the interactive media and video game industry and foster collaboration & growth within Nova Scotia. Around 300+ people (and counting) are currently employed in over 20 studios around the province. Our members are committed to the development of the industry in Nova Scotia, hiring graduates from local Universities and Colleges, and working to promote high standards of relevant education.
Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS)
Become a Member
Please contact our Membership & Outreach Director, Marina Vidal Garre, if you'd like to become a member of the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia.
Ubisoft Halifax is the Group’s first studio entirely dedicated to Mobile Development in North America. We strive to deliver creative and successful games on mobile devices to a very broad audience.
Alpha Dog Games
Alpha Dog, a ZeniMax Media Company, is a leading mobile game developer founded in 2012 by industry veterans from Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Relic Entertainment, and THQ. Alpha Dog’s commitment to quality and depth of experience in mobile led to their acquisition by Bethesda Softworks in October 2019.
Gogii Lighthouse Studios
Gogii Lighthouse is a Nova Scotia arm of Gogii Games, an independent game development studio specializing in casual, multiplatform games with a wide appeal. Since Gogii's inception in 2006, it has produced 90 unique products on 7 different platforms in 13 languages, many of which won awards and critical acclaim.
Cold Furnace Studios
Cold Furnace Studios is a game development studio and military advisory for the Entertainment and Defence Industries. Cold Furnace Studios is Veteran operated. Members of Cold Furnace include both currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces & US Military.
Vesuvius Media Ltd. was incorporated in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2014, but our international development team has been working together since 2010. Our combined skills and experience include game design, development, story-telling, music composition, graphics (2.5D with 3D models), public relations, marketing, crowdfunding, extreme mathematics, and more!
Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms.
REDspace is a full-service digital studio specializing in web, mobile, gaming, and video solutions. We craft digital experiences that help empower brands, letting you focus on what you do best. We take care of all your technology needs, using innovation and solid execution to deliver your content. Working with our partners is what we’re good at, and we believe in what we do.
In 2007, three guys decided to build a studio that they would want to work for. Jam Filled has since expanded from a modest 400-square-foot attic in rural Manotick to a fully-operational, multi-production animation company with studios in Ottawa, Toronto, and now Halifax. A dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, Jam Filled will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!
Hutch is a collective of passionate designers, engineers and artists who all share the same obsession: we're hell bent on making action-packed, visually stunning games that can be played and enjoyed by everyone. We develop these games from instinctive, aspirational ideas and themes.
Maritime Digital Art and Design (MDAD)
Maritime Digital Art and Design (MDAD) LTD, grown to create world-class, immersive and interactive multimedia products, VR/AR, educational training applications, illustration and animations, to take advantage of the rapidly expanding market. MDAD Studio, follows an artistic vision of interactive storytelling and entertainment art; defining new boundaries of professional involvement with digital media design and training applications.
Binogi is a multilingual, digital learning platform for students in grades 6-9. The platform consists of animated lessons and interactive quizzes. Students are able study math and science in a language of their choosing. Audio tracks and subtitles are easily switched between languages.
Blue House Energy
At Blue House Energy, we provide online training to the home renovation and construction industry - from site crew to sales office staff. Our building science training gives everyone on your team an understanding of how the house works as a system, and how to keep a house healthy, safe, and comfortable.
Hothead Games is an independent mobile games studio that creates concepts, develops the games and publishes them. Our success comes from hiring the smartest and talented people so that they can do their magic!
Bluedrop Performance Learning
Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (BPL) is the publicly listed holding company for its two wholly owned operating divisions, Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. (BTS) and Bluedrop Learning Networks Inc. (BLN) to which it provides management oversight and shared corporate and financial services.
gopokyo Inc. is an indie game development company that specializes in independently developed video games and contractual development of outwardly owned IP.
Village Sound is the first music production house of its kind in Atlantic Canada, with studios in both Halifax and Toronto. We create original scores for the advertising, television, film and interactive arts industries.
Sprite Knights is an independent game studio based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The studio was founded in 2019 and is currently developing our first title tentatively named Cursed Voyage. Our goal is to make fun and memorable experiences inspired by the games we grew up playing.
Cosmocat Games is an independent game studio in Nova Scotia, Canada led by Adam “Snug” McLellan is, a 20+ year veteran of IT turned independent game developer, musician and sound designer. Since its inception in 2014, Cosmocat has released a diverse range of games across several platforms.
Spoony Bard Productions
Spoony Bard Productions is a developer and publisher of brand-new games for the Nintendo Entertainment System run by Tomas Guinan. The Spoony Bard has existed in various forms since 1997, usually as a way for me to share my own digital media content. From 2001 onwards, the most famous example of this was the cartoon series Eskimo Bob.
Smarter Spaces scans, plans, monitors and relocates spaces.
We are an established Space Management and Relocation Specialists consulting group, specializing in mobile 3D laser scanning, CAD space planning and relocation services, and fire evacuation mapping.
Japan Online Game Association
JOGA’s main role has been to promote information sharing between member companies and to support companies and compliance activities in order to further develop the online game industry as well as new businesses derived from online games.