Ten Biggest Video Game Developers in BC

Posted by Rob Lewis

According to our records, the following are the ten biggest video game developers in BC but our employee count data goes back to 2009. If you work for one of these game developers and can help us verify employee numbers, please comment on this post with updated numbers.  

  1. Electronic Arts - 1,300 employees
  2. United Front Games - 208 employees
  3. Propaganda Games -130 205 employees
  4. THQ Canada (Relic Entertainment) - 200 employees
  5. Radical Entertainment - 175 employees
  6. Blue Castle Games - 165 employees
  7. Slant Six Games - 120 employees
  8. Ubisoft Vancouver - 120 employees
  9. Next Level Games - 108 employees
  10. Rockstar Vancouver - 100 employees

Rankings are based on the number of staff working in British Columbia in 2009. Data was collected via interviews conducting by Business in Vancouver with the studios that responded to requests for information.

April 23rd update: I've heard from a Propaganda Games employee and updated their employee count - they are now 3rd on the list.

Company:
Relic Entertainment
Website:
http://www.relic.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bring together compelling, interactive storytelling and award-winning 3-D Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game-play and you'll understand why Relic Entertainment earns high praise from players and industry experts alike who salute the studio's vision to become the best RTS game developer in the world. Founded in 1997 by Alex Garden and Luke Moloney in Vancouver, Canada (a city conducive by nature to nurturing great game... more

Company:
Electronic Arts
Website:
http://www.ea.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Want to be part of the Next Generation of games development? EA is the leading developer for next gen games and looking for passionate gamers who want to be a part of this exciting time. EA Canada currently has dozens of games in production and aside from some of the most profitable game titles like FIFA, NBA Street, NHL and Need for Speed, we are also developing some home-grown next gen New IP games as well for... more

Company:
Slant Six Games
Website:
http://www.slantsixgames.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Slant Six Games is an award winning independent games development studio founded in 2005 by a group of industry veterans. Releases include Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, SOCOM: Confrontation, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 and SOCOM: Tactical Strike. The Slant Six proprietary game engine “Hexane” is a robust system adaptable to next generation console and mobile game development. Current titles in development... more

Company:
Radical Entertainment
Website:
http://www.radical.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Radical Entertainment is a video game developer located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We create and develop games for all current and next generation platforms. With over 15 years of experience and over 230 very talented employees we are well on our way to creating even more successful products. We are proud to have recently released hit titles such as Scarface: The World is Yours, Crash Tag Team Racing, Hulk:... more

Company:
Next Level Games
Website:
http://www.nextlevelgames.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Next Level Games is a full-service videogame developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in October 2002, Next Level Games has successfully assembled some of the best talent in the industry under one roof. We create engaging gameplay experiences Great games start with great gameplay that is balanced and fun. At Next Level Games, we create engaging gameplay experiences by focusing on a set of... more

Company:
Capcom Games Studios (formerly Blue Castle Games)
Website:
http://www.bluecastlegames.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It all started on July 4th, 2005 when 11 of us opened Blue Castle Games in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. We were in a 5,700 square foot facility then and working on one project - The BIGS. Today we are a studio of just over 150 very talented people, set to work hard and have fun this year in our 23,000 square foot facility, working on three new projects. What an exciting time to be at BCG! more

Company:
United Front Games
Website:
http://www.unitedfrontgames.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, United Front Games was formed in 2007 by former employees of Electronic Arts, Radical Entertainment, Black Box Games, Rockstar, Action Pants, Propaganda Games and Next Level Games. more

Company:
Ubisoft
Website:
http://www.ubi.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Ubisoft is a leading international developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. more

Company:
Rockstar Games
Website:
http://rockstarvancouver.com/
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Coming soon... more

Company:
Propaganda Games
Website:
http://propagandagames.go.com/
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Propaganda Games is a world-class game development studio in downtown Vancouver, Canada. As a Center of Creative Excellence for Disney Interactive Studios - an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company - we make action/adventure titles with gripping storylines, stunning visuals and innovative game play. more


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