Local Video Game Companies – Vancouver

At one point, Vancouver was the largest hub for game development in Canada. Recently, however, cities like Toronto and Montreal have closed the gap. That isn’t to say that Vancouver is suddenly lacking in game studios – it just shows how explosive growth has been for the entire Canadian game industry.

Vancouver is also home to an IGDA chapter.

COMPANYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games (Burnaby)Family Guy Online, MechWarrior TacticsWeb, Contract Services11-50
A Thinking ApeKingdoms at War, Party in My DormMobile51-200
airGBig Barn WorldMobile, Social51-200
BANDAI NAMCO Vancouver?Mobile, Social11-50
Black Tusk StudiosGears of WarConsoles51-200
Blackbird InteractiveHomeworld: Shipbuilders?11-50
BlueBat Games?Social, Casino11-50
Capcom Vancouver (Burnaby)Dead Rising 2Consoles201-500
Clicktoy InteractiveThe MeadowPC1-10
Deep Fried EntertainmentShadowPlayDownloadable11-50
DemonwareOnline and matchmaking toolsTools?
Digital Scapes - TechlandDying LightConsoles?
East Side GamesZombinis, Nonnom ComboSocial, Mobile11-50
EA Canada (Burnaby)FIFA, Need for SpeedConsoles, PC, Handhelds500+
Eden IndustriesWaveformPC1-10
Fathom InteractiveSky Pirate's Racing, Kaia's QuestMobile, Web11-50
FunPlus?Mobile, Social?
Genius Factor GamesRiese: Battle for Eleysia, Gravity WellMobile1-10
Hothead GamesZombie Ace, MachinariumMobile11-50
IGG CanadaClash of GangsMobile11-50
InLight EntertainmentCasual licensed titlesOnline11-50
Ironclad GamesSins of a Solar Empire, Sins of a Dark AgePC, Online1-10
IUGO MobileKnights & Dragons, Rage of the ImmortalsMobile51-200
Jet Black GamesNeighborhood Games, Popeye BoxingConsoles, Handhelds?
Jetpack Interactive?Handhelds, Downloadable11-50
Kabam CanadaFast & Furious 6: The GameMobile?
Kerberos ProductionsFort Zombie, Sword of the StarsPC11-50
Klei EntertainmentShank, Mark of the NinjaDownloadable11-50
Koolhaus GamesTiger Woods Golf PGA Tour 12 (iOS), Madden NFL 12 (Android)Mobile, Contract Services?
Microsoft Studios Vancouver?Consoles?
Next Level GamesCaptain America: Super Soldier, Spider-Man: Friend or FoeConsoles51-200
Nintendo of CanadaOperationsOperations?
Phoenix LabsDauntlessPC11-50
Piranha GamesNeed for Speed Shift (contract)Contract Services51-200
Radical EntertainmentPrototypeConsoles11-50
Relic EntertainmentCompany of Heroes, Space MarinePC, Consoles51-200
SkyBox LabsRise of Nations Extended Edition, Project SparkConsoles, PC, Mobile11-50
Slick EntertainmentScrap MetalDownloadable1-10
Smoking Gun Interactive??11-50
Stinger Games (Port Moody)Team Canada Table Hockey, Stinger Foosball LeagueMobile?
Threewave SoftwareGhostbusters (contract), Doom III (contract)Contract Services51-200
Tinderbox EntertainmentSushi Bumper, Reaxtor 3DDownloadable, Mobile1-10
V2GPAC-MAN BOUNCE (partner)Mobile, Game Design Services11-50
Vector BloomBig Top BalletMobile1-10
YamisoftCramgenePC?

Thanks to GameDevMap, CanDevs, Wikipedia, loads of studio pages

  • Dean Snider

    DeNA Vancouver closed in April 2015

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com/ Paul Teall

    Confirmed all of these and made the updates. Thanks, Dean!

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com/ Paul Teall

    Added Phoenix Labs, and removed DeNA Vancouver, United Front, and Roadhouse.

  • Jose Miguel

    hi, any chance i can find a list like this for animation and film studios?