In today’s news release and award ceremony, the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 team recognized Big Viking Games as one of Canada’s Top Small/Medium Employers!
To find out what it took to get us here, check out the press release below.
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Turning Work into Play Propels Big Viking Games To Become The Fastest Company to Be Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Employers
London ON December 6, 2013 – Big Viking Games, one of the fastest growing mobile games startups, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, in just its second year of operations in a competition organized by the editorial team at Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
If you’re surprised you’ve never heard of Big Viking Games it is because for the last two years, the company has had its head down and been hard at work for a reason . They have dedicated their time and attention to crafting the ultimate creative playground, and have been busy attracting an elite team, some of whom have relocated from around the world, in order to build next-generation mobile gaming experiences.
Big Viking Games recognized that in order to build world beating innovations and games it had to attract the best and the brightest, and has therefore created a coveted work environment that would inspire its employees to do their best work. The company worked tirelessly to create an attractive employee-centric and values-driven culture providing big company style perks like daily catered meals, snacks, in-office massages, an in-office gym, and a starbucks trained barista — all within an innovative, agile, and tight-knight small company culture.
In just two short years, the company now builds the world’s most advanced mobile web games using HTML5, creating experiences that were previously thought to be impossible inside of web browsers of mobile devices. This has allowed Big Viking to reinvent the way people play games, paving the way for seamless cross-platform gaming across devices.
Besides having challenging work and a great work environment employees are given the opportunity to succeed and grow through competency and company value-centered performance reviews and a culture that rewards and fosters continuous feedback. One of the many ways Big Viking does this is though a company minted currency that employees can give to each other called the “Vikoin” – this is a physical coin awarded to co-workers as kudos for exceptional work and it may be redeemed at an in-studio store which is stocked with toys and games.
Albert Lai, co-founder and CEO of the company said “We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers. I believe that part of our success is due to being a truly employee-oriented company.” He explains further, saying “We are not just a gaming company that creates fun and entertainment for our fans, we also strive to do the same for our employees through core values such as “create fun at work”. It is obvious to me that in order to create great products, we need to attract and reward people who dedicate their lives to their craft, and what better way to do this than to have fun along the way as well?!” The Big Viking Games studio certainly isn’t short on fun as employees are able to enjoy perks of dozens of on-site gaming stations, foosball tournaments, a video arcade cabinet, a slot machine and monthly office parties and events.
Those interested in a career at Big Viking Games are asked to consult the Careers section of their website at: http://www.bigvikinggames.com/careers/.
About Big Viking Games
Since 2011, Big Viking Games has been committed to developing games with a focus on creating passionate fans through high-quality content. Today, the company is Canada’s leading HTML5 mobile game development company. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our passion for technology and user experience, we have been able to create games which are enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. To find out more about us and our work please visit www.bigvikinggames.com.