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The industry is looking to hire dozens of new employees as people staying at home due to the pandemic drive up video game sales. The association represents major video game manufacturers as well as small developers across the country.
There are more than 20 video game studios in Nova Scotia employing around people, according to the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia's website. The society advocates for video game development and works to foster collaboration in the local industry.
HB has hired 16 employees in the last year or so, and is still looking to fill seven or eight other jobs. Alpha Dog Games in Halifax makes mobile games for cell phones. The company was recently acquired by video game giant Bethesda Softworks, which has published games like Fallout, Doom and Skyrim. Woods also serves as a director with the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia. He said other studios like Ubisoft and Redspace have been adding workers. The video game industry across the country is expanding, too.
Quebec already has 13, jobs in the industry and is fighting to fill 2, more, said Hilchie. Invideo game sales were 25 per cent higher than they were in the year. When the pandemic forced many people to stay home, they turned to video games to fill their time and stay connected to friends and family through online gaming. Many people began playing video games for the first time and many others started playing for longer periods of time, according to Hilchie. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.
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