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October 2014

Big Viking Games takes on 24 Hour Gaming Marathon to Support Sick Children

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This past weekend, Big Viking Games had the honour of raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon organized by Extra-Life. Employees packed themselves into our London office to raise funds for sick children all while doing something they absolutely love to do. Not only did we surpass our $5000 fundraising goal, but we also managed to make top 100 out of the 6000 total participants! We have even higher hopes for next year, but first we want to share with you guys some amazing stories from the marathon! Read More

5 Awesome Reasons to Work in Canada’s Growing Gaming Industry

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The gaming industry is stronger than ever, and with mobile and social gaming taking the world by storm, there are many opportunities for professionals to grow their careers within this industry. For professionals in Canada looking for a job in gaming, Canada has quickly become one of the dominant forces in the gaming world. In fact, ESA Canada reported that Canada is now the 3rd largest gaming development country in the world after the U.S and Japan, with over 40% of Canadian gaming companies predicting at least 25% growth in 2014. That means there’s plenty of work to go around! Read More

The Co-op Experience at a Bustling Startup

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Our previous post from Hannes touched upon how fun and rewarding it was for him to work at Big Viking Games, but there’s definitely more to working here than that! In fact, taking on a role at BVG means that you’ll have the opportunity to wear multiple hats, often tackling many different responsibilities to find out where you really excel. Our Co-op programs offer this great experience, as our goal is to show these students what work life in the Viking world is really like. Here’s Michael, our Co-op Software Developer for Dark Heroes, speaking about what it’s like to work at a bustling startup like Big Viking Games! Read More