Backstage Technologies takes BC Export Award

by Warren Frey

Victoria-based Backstage Technologies distinguished itself recently as the first social gaming studio to win a BC Export Award. The awards, which recognize British Columbia’s top 25 exporters, are co-hosted by the B.C. government and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

Backstage has created social gaming experiences such as Pull Tabs, Scratch and Win, Slots, Mind Games and Bingo Explosion, which many social networking aficionados have no doubt clicked away at for many hours. But what’s interesting about this award is that not only a gaming company but one firmly grounded in social networking is being recognized by one of the oldest “brick and mortar” awards in the province. Just a few years ago, it would have been quite a task to convince established players that internet companies actualy produced anything tangible (and indeed, at the time very few did.) But with the economy increasingly moving from atoms to bits, “virtual” companies like Backstage will continue to garner awards previously reserved for their offline brethren.

Backstage Technologies Inc.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We are a Canadian software company that creates casual games for social networks. Our games bring prize collecting and achievements to a social context through competition, trading, & community. Our games include Bingo Explosion, Mind Games, Scratch and Win, Pull Tabs, and Slots. Pioneers in social game monetization, our Scratch and Win Facebook application was the first to integrate the Super... more

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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more

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