The Toronto area has become an impressive hub for video game development over the last several years. The city boasts AAA developers with hundreds of employees, like Rockstar, Zynga and Ubisoft. Toronto also features a healthy and collaborative indie scene – indie studio Capybara Games mentions on their site that they “began life in the local IGDA chapter.” Other well-known indies like Polytron, Queasy Games and Metanet Software all make their home in or around Toronto.
Toronto already has a robust environment for game developers, and it looks poised to continue the growth of its game industry scene.
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COMPANY NOTABLE PROJECTS FOCUS STUDIO SIZE Alien Concepts At Risk: The Turtle Survival Challenge Web, Mobile 1-10 BattleGoat Studios Supreme Ruler Series PC ? Big Viking Games Tiny Kingdoms, Fish World Social, Mobile 51-200 Blammo Games Stardom: The A-List Mobile 11-50 Capcom Mobile Mobile versions of Capcom titles Mobile ? Capybara Games Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Critter Crunch Mobile, Handheld, Downloadable 11-50 City Interactive Sniper Series Consoles, PC, Handheld 51-200 dotBunny (Peterborough, Ontario) Cirque Du Noir, Flight of the Kelvins PC 1-10 DrinkBox Studios About a Blob, Mutant Blobs Attack Handheld, Downloadable 1-10 Electron Jump Don't Feed the Animals, Spike Downloadable, Mobile 1-10 endloop Arcade Solitare Mobile 1-10 Firetoad Software Fuel Downloadable, Web ? Fuse Powered Judge Dredd vs. Zombies, Jaws Mobile, Web 1-10 Game Hive Beat the Boss, Battle Run Mobile 11-50 Gameloft Toronto ? Mobile ? Game Pill Sasquatch Survivor, Tattoo Artist Mobile, Web 1-10 Get Set Games Mega Jump, Addicus Mobile 1-10 Incubator Games Feeding Time Mobile, Web 1-10 Lightning Rod Games Henchmen! Mobile 1-10 Little Guy Games Puzzle Pond, Battle Blasters Mobile ? Longbow Games Hegemony Series PC ? M5 Games StetchBot Mobile 1-10 Magitech 1942 Pacific Commander, Flak 88 PC, Mobile ? Metanet Software n, n+ PC, Downloadable 1-10 Phantom Compass Mutant Zombie Meltdown, Dionysian Dream Web, Downloadable 1-10 Queasy Games Everyday Shooter PC, Downloadable 1-10 Rockstar Toronto The Warriors, Max Payne 3 Consoles ? Social Games Universe Dirty Dancing, Hollywood Tycoon Social 11-50 Streaming Colour Dapple, LandFormer Mobile 1-10 TransGaming GameTree Technology Middleware ? Trompo Games Pull My Paw Mobile 1-10 Ubisoft Toronto Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six Consoles 201-500 Uken Games Age of Legends, Dark Galaxy Mobile 51-200 Vast Studios Nightfall Mysteries Series, Shattered Minds Series PC ? Veil Entertainment Rise & Ruin Web 1-10 Wero Creative Astrodoge, CatLifter Mobile 1-10 Wicked Interactive Ace Online, Kuso Party Web ? XMG Studio Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, Fashion Star Boutique Mobile 11-50 Zynga Toronto ? Social, Mobile ?
- IGDA Toronto – Their site indicates that they’ve had meetings the last 2 months. That’s a good sign
- The Hand Eye Society – These guys look very cool. It’s a local collective of Toronto developers who look to help each other with creating and promoting their games.
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