So here I am, after successfully getting my diploma in Game Design, i was now on the verge of entering the work market.
In France, the opportunities were pretty low. Only a few companies were still making their games in the territory, most of them having decided to go in eastern europe or overseas to do so.
At first, i tried to get a holiday/work visa for canada, where you are allowed to stay in the country for a year, with the ability to work there. the idea seems good, as Canada quickly becomed the eldorado for new technologies, but there was a major issue : the visas for the year had already been given as there was a limited ammount of them, and so i had to wait until October(we were in january).
Matthieu “bobo” Bonnet.
Born December 3rd 1982, not that far from Paris (Meudon for those interested).
Passionate about lot of stuff, picking up interest of geeks, nerds, hipsters, otakus, headbangers and so on.
I lived most of my life in Velizy, France. A rather boring town, but full of amazing people.
I’m now living in Montreal, which is a far most interesting city (IMO).
Working there as a game designer for Gameloft, a videogame company specialised in handled devices.
The following will be a telling of the journey that brough me there.
Trying to make this “bio” a little bit shorter, we’ll start only from a couple of years back.