Business in Vancouver annual list of the Biggest video game developers in BC was publsihed today and the usual suspects are near the top.
Rankings are based on the number of staff working in British Columbia in 2009. Data was collected via interviews conducting by BIV with the firms that responded to requests for information as well as internal BIV research.
Electronic Arts - 1,300
United Front Games - 208
THQ Canada (Relic Entertainment) - 200
Radical Entertainment - 175
Blue Castle Games - 165
Propaganda Games -130
Slant Six Games - 120
Ubisoft Vancouver - 120
Next Level Games - 108
Rockstar Vancouver - 100
Threewave Software - 77
Piranha Games - 55
Big Park - 50
Koolhaus Games - 45
Nintendo Canada - 39
Hothead Games - 35
Deep Fried Entertainment - 30
IUGO Mobile Entertainment - 25
Magellan Interactive - 22
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M Games - 22
Smoking Gun Interactive - 21
Big Sandwich Games - 20
Klei Entertainment - 14
Kerberos Productions - 10
So how do these numbers compare to the previous year. Here are the most obvious changes year-over-year:
Most layoffs: Electronic Arts cut staff from 1,770 to 1,300
Most hires: United Front Games grew from 107 to 208
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