"In this industry, we're looking for creative individuals with the right education and technical skills, and we're confident we can find that here in Nova Scotia," said Mr. Guillemot, president, Longtail Studios. "This province is a great fit for us because it has the right mix of young, skilled people, a strong education system and competitive costs."
"Longtail Studios is a great fit for Nova Scotia," said Economic and Rural Development Minister, Percy Paris. "These are the kinds of exciting job opportunities that keep young people working, living and thriving here in Nova Scotia."
"These are the jobs of tomorrow," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO, NSBI. "We're thrilled to see a leading-edge video game developer like Longtail setting up in this province and showing the world that this sector in Nova Scotia is not only strong, it's growing."
- Longtail Studios is expanding to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with plans to create up to 60 new jobs over the next five years.
- Longtail Studios is a New York-based video game developer for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS.
- The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), is supporting the company’s growth with a five-year payroll rebate set at a maximum of $1,077,397.
- Nova Scotia offers a highly competitive digital media tax credit. Qualifying companies can claim 25% of total expenditures.
- Longtail Studios will join a list of other creative and successful video game development and interactive media companies who call Nova Scotia home, including: HB Studios, Huminah Huminah Interactive, Xona Games, Silverback Productions, and more.
- Nova Scotia is an attractive location for game studios because the province offers a competitive mix of young talent, tailored post-secondary courses, competitive costs, incentives and quality of life.
- Investment in companies like Longtail Studios help to create job opportunities that keep young people living and working in the province.
- For more information on investment in Nova Scotia, contact Jayson Hilchie at nsbi.ca
- For more information on trade development opportunities in this sector, contact Chris Richards at nsbi.ca
- For more information on the digital media tax credit, visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/ or contact Phil Hatheway at gov.ns.ca