Growing game studio - Phantom Compass - becomes a tenant at nGen
July 4, 2012
nGen – Niagara Interactive Media Generator – is pleased to welcome Phantom Compass, a growing independent game development studio, as a tenant at its downtown office. Phantom Compass provides clients and partners with expert strategy, content and technology support for branded entertainment initiatives. Production of the company’s first major intellectual property, a pinball role-playing game entitled Rollers Of The Realm, will have headquarters in St. Catharines.
By granting tenancy to Phantom Compass, nGen now has eight tenants at their downtown office in St. Catharines. Phantom Compass will be joining current tenants Fourgrounds Media Inc., Furi Enterprises Inc., morro images Inc., PixelNAUTS Inc., International Internet Exchange Network, Brock University and Niagara College.
Jeff Chesebrough, Chief Executive Officer at nGen is thrilled with the newest addition to nGen’s already impressive list of companies that have offices in their facility. “We have a wide range of creators and enablers from many different sectors of the interactive digital media industry, all under one roof. All of the companies here are determined, experienced, highly skilled, and have the drive to succeed.” Chesebrough sees the very same qualities and traits in Phantom Compass. “Phantom Compass and nGen are a perfect fit. Not only are they exceptionally talented, but they also possess the necessary attributes that are essential for companies to grow and succeed.”
Steve Boese, Manager of the Generator at one facility with nGen, supports Chesebrough’s statements. “It is imperative that we are home to the most superlative talent in interactive digital media. We continue to bring in business from across Canada and the United States and as far away as China, into the Niagara Region. This is thanks not only to our state-of-the-art facility, but also to the incomparable talents of our tenants that we have here at nGen. With Phantom Compass producing their own intellectual property, with headquarters at nGen, they are helping to grow the interactive digital media cluster here, which helps the Niagara Region as a whole.”
One of nGen’s organizational goals is to build a cluster in interactive digital media in the Niagara Region, and the addition of Phantom Compass as a tenant at nGen will play a large role in achieving this goal. The role of nGen’s tenancy program is to give young companies the extra edge they need to help them succeed during the first years of their companies’ life. Tenants at nGen receive mentorship from a broad range of experts, opportunities for networking, collaboration, prototyping, production and business development, and access to technology, projects, and seminars. nGen’s role as Niagara’s Regional Innovation Centre (RIC), further provides tenants the opportunity for incubation as well as providing SME’s and entrepreneurs in all industry sectors the resources to move innovative ideas to commercialization.
Phantom Compass Producer, Ericka Evans is excited to join the nGen team. “Until now, Phantom Compass has been staffed by telecommuting workers from across Ontario. As we grow to an eight-person company this year and undertake production of Rollers Of The Realm, we needed a home base. As a St. Catharines resident, I’m very excited for Phantom Compass to deepen its roots here.” Phantom Compass founder Tony Walsh echoes this sentiment. “nGen has always been supportive and welcoming, and I’m thrilled that Phantom Compass can now get involved officially. We hope to be able to collaborate not only with nGen’s top-notch tenants, but work with local talent in building a solid St. Catharines presence.”
Phantom Compass takes occupancy of its new office located within nGen starting July 2, 2012.
For more information:
Ericka Evans - Producer: Phantom Compass
647-977-9292 ex 9173
Steve Boese - Manager-the Generator at one
(905) 685-3460 ext 208
Jeff Chesebrough - CEO: nGen