Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS)

Mission Statement

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.

Members

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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

1498 Lower Water St Suite 1115, Halifax

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

36 Brookshire Court, Suite 12, Bedford

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

Suite 403, 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax

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.

Early Warning Entertainment

Truro, Nova Scotia

Early Warning Entertainment is a game development studio and military advisory for the Entertainment and Defence Industries. Early Warning Entertainment is Veteran operated. Members of Early Warning include both currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces & US Military.

Vesuvius Media

38 Pioneer Avenue Nova Scotia, Halifax, B3M 1W8

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

1313 Barrington Street, Suite 215 Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia

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.

Jam Filled

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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 Games

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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.

Island of Misfits (IoM)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This island of misfits is rooted in inclusivity & family where highly skilled individuals come together to create groundbreaking work in a fun, talent-friendly encouraging atmosphere.

Bluedrop Performance Learning

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

gopokyo Inc. is an indie game development company that specializes in independently developed video games and contractual development of outwardly owned IP.

Village Sound

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Spoony Bard Productions is a developer and publisher of brand-new retro-style video games run by Tomas Guinan. The Spoony Bard has existed in various forms since 1997, as a way to share original digital media content, including games, music, and animation.

Bagel+Balloon

Halifax, Nova Scotia

BAGEL+BALLOON is a research and performance collective that explores the relationship between interactive technology, game design, live theatre and a participatory audience. How do you want to engage? Have a look around and see what we’re up to!

Starcube Games

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Starcube Games is a new venture focusing on Video games development. As a new player in the gaming industry, we are thrived to develop games full of addictive gameplays which motivated us to develop our first game ARTHA, A two-player card battle game. We are also collaborating with various game developers to deliver art assets. Our expertise is in creating 3D Hardsurface, weapons, vehicles, and Environments. Whether it is a mobile game or a AAA game filled with thousands of assets. We are here to help you with your assets requirements.

Swarmio Media

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Swarmio is a global edge cloud and esports technology company that provides solutions
purpose-built to support the growth of esports communities, enterprises and developers. We are building a better Internet that delivers the ultimate gaming experience for the 2.5 billion gamers in the world. Our AI based LEC (Latency-optimized Edge Computing) technology platform drastically reduces latency through dynamic optimization of game servers which offers online gamers a level playing field, regardless of location or internet performance.

Red Meat Games

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Red Meat Games is an indie game studio founded in 2013 and to date have created a variety of games for mobile, PC, consoles and VR. We're located in both Kitchener, Ontario, and in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bitten Toast Games

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bitten Toast Games is an independent game studio founded in Vancouver, Canada. We make fun cute games.

Vigilance Digital Media

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Description coming soon!

Code Ninjas Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia

At Code Ninjas Halifax (Halifax), kids learn to code by building their very own video games. Our flexible coding programs for kids make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights and weekends.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

WFNS fosters creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; provides advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; encourages greater public recognition of Nova Scotia writers and their achievements; and enhances the literary arts in our regional and national culture. The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1976 and obtained official charitable status in 1990.

Partners

Smarter Spaces

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Tokyo, Japan

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.