Clever-Plays was founded in 2013 with a mission to create high-quality hardcore
games for PC and mobile. Our games are made by gamers for gamers.
Received funding from the Canada Media Fund and the Montreal Inc Foundation.
Awarded 2nd place at the prestigious Montreal Inc entrepreneurship contest in 2014, among 350+ companies.
Made the top 3 grand finals of the YES Women in Technology in 2015.
Mattieu is a professional game designer and project manager with over 8 years experience in the video game industry. His last project was Leap of Fate with Clever-Plays, which he fully directed from start to finish. In his 5 years working for Ubisoft he helped to develop three games as a game designer and project manager (Shaun White Snowboarding on PSP, Shaun White Skateboarding on Wii, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot on PC). Prior to that, he co-founded Paragon Publishings, a small table-top role-playing game company that commercialized a dozen digital products with his business partner.
At Clever-Plays Mattieu oversaw the development of an innovative mobile control scheme, nicknamed Dual-Stick 2.0, which was presented to Apple's Worldwide Developer Relations division to continued praise.
Prior to his life in video games, Mattieu earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences and genetics, through a split program between McGill University and the University of California in Riverside.
Angela is a business manager with 8 years experience in sales, marketing and the management of SMEs. An integral part of Clever-Plays since its founding in 2013, Angela has been securing funding, managing budgets and establishing relationship with key stakeholders in the industry, such as Apple, Sony, Liquid Advertising, PAX organizers, Platform Marketing, Evolve PR, and others.
Prior to joining Clever-Plays Angela was deputy managing director at Sogel where she routinely managed projects with budgets exceeding $300,000. She also holds a Master’s degree in Business from HEC Montreal.