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Sam Abbott

Chief Operating Officer,
Compulsion Games
Montreal, QC, Canada
Sam Abbott is the Chief Operating Officer at Compulsion Games, a small video game development studio in Montreal. His background is in commercial law, with experience in a wide of range of commercial advice and negotiation, including licensing and intellectual property agreements for companies in the technology and creative industries. Sam is from New Zealand, and thinks Canadians discuss the winter more than is strictly necessary.

Sam has lived and worked for Compulsion in Montreal for four years, and oversees the company's operations, business and marketing activities. He has also been involved with Compulsion's experiments in collaborating with local and international recording artists, and integrating these performances into their video games. Compulsion's first game, Contrast, included an in-game cabaret performance recorded with a Los Angeles based artist. Its second game, We Happy Few, will include a soundtrack created by several high profile Montreal-based artists.