top 100We are one of the top 100 mobile game developers in the world.
Number 1Our games have reached #1 on the App Store & Google Play charts in over 60 countries.
Over 1/4 BillionOur mobile games have been downloaded by millions of gamers from all over the world.
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our story all about hothead
There’s no shortage of joking around that goes on between the game teams. We have our share of crazy giphy posts and videos that do the rounds on our slack channels. Not to mention the lunchroom heckling over sports results or the QA team’s oddly sadistic fighting game tournaments.
Our mix of personalities certainly creates a healthy dose of competition in most things we do, from fantasy sports leagues to early morning golf, fitness classes and playing hockey together, which a bunch of us have done at the same time and same place for 23 years. There’s a close-knit atmosphere among all the teams and we enjoy challenging each other, whether it’s work or play.
So if you took a tour of the studio on any random week, you would come across initiatives like our Lunch and Learn sessions. Some are run by the tech leads or by an SQL master or perhaps the company-wide meetup. Either way these are the forums for various teams present work projects and other team members check out what they’re doing, how they’re solving problems, or take lots of notes and ask thoughtful questions. We always want to learn and create a culture that allows this.
Things move fast here, so we had to give micromanagement the boot. Imagine a herd of creative thoroughbreds galloping free, driven to develop the next big iOS / Android game. You don’t put a fence up in front of charging horses. Instead, we prefer encouraging our talented Vancouver studios to be their best and invest in their skills.
Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference, whether it’s our team in Vancouver, QA or Marketing. We want people to spend a good portion of their time researching and experimenting with new tech or information so we’re constantly mutating and adapting ahead of other mobile developers. We know we can all count on each other, because we’re reaching for a bigger company goal together. All team contributions are respected and you don’t have to be an industry veteran to be recognized. We will persevere and succeed.
We build more around the story of our audience every time they touch their phone or tablet screen. Big data is an exciting way to learn more details about how people are playing our mobile games through predictive models. It helps us measure our engagement and financial success to make sure we’re achieving our goals. Although we have some smart PhDs crunching the numbers, we know the role of data is about finding a healthy balance between science and art. There’s no substitute for creative problem solving and intuition is always important for us in making decisions.
On your journey you could also walk head-on into a rather intense Bubble Hockey match or a chin-up competition going on in our Olympic calibre in-house gym, or perhaps a heated discussion about icons while sunbathing on our rooftop terrace. You may also enjoy winding down the week on Beer Friday at the kegerator, which is always entertaining. Perhaps you’d get to see our monthly poker tournament in action. Caps and sunglasses are optional.
We also like to get out of the office to have some fun. You could join the team for our summer picnic at Jericho Beach or travel with us to watch sports events locally and in Seattle. We have tickets for the Canucks and Whitecaps, Summer BBQs at Canadians games, and an annual trip to Seattle to watch the Seahawks play! All in the spirit of sports related research and hangout time. And to top it all off, in celebration of our hard work every year, there’s our unforgettable, themed Xmas parties in Vancouver. But don’t take our word for it – best you experience it for yourself.