Interactive Studio Management (ISM), one of the leading global agencies representing independent game developers, recently opened its first Canadian office in Vancouver, B.C.

ISM also added Sean Murch, who headed development at EA Sports, to its list of agents.

Clyde Grossman, ISM's Managing Director, said: "Sean's lasting industry relationships, combined with his thorough understanding of publishing and development priorities, make him the perfect addition to our team, and the perfect fit for our further expansion into Canada."

In addition to helping local game developers access global publishing opportunities, ISM will attract new investment and add new high paying jobs to B.C.

ISM, which also operates from offices in Southern California, Northern California, New York, and Japan, has closed over 200 publishing deals, more than 25 with first party publishers, and now represents 11 AAA game development studios with a total of over 800 developers.