Big Viking Games Named a Top 100 Employer for 2015

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Big Viking Games is extremely proud to announce that we have been named one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2015 by The Globe and Mail for the second year in a row!

We are very excited and extremely grateful to be granted this award, and are proud of being acknowledged for all the hard work that every Viking has put in to build an amazing work culture. Thank you to every person who has supported us since day one — we would not be here without you! Here’s to many more!

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Why You Should Start your Video Game Company in Canada

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Canada is one of the fastest-growing hotbeds for game development, and on a per capita basis, it is the largest gaming industry in the world, with more than 329 gaming companies employing more than 16,500 people. This is no accident, as substantial government support and access to great technical and creative talent makes Canada one of the best places to build a gaming company. Read More

Big Viking Games attends HTML500 in London, Ontario

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This past weekend, Big Viking Games had the honour of attending the HTML500 event with many other talented companies and organizations in London. The event was created by Lighthouse Labs – a Vancouver based Development Bootcamp which dedicates itself to teaching individuals everything they need to know about coding and programming to become wizards at their craft – all in 8 intensive weeks. The event itself is a short snippet of that, where one of the instructors teaches a group of 500 how to build a basic website from scratch (all for free), and the participants work closely with developers to accomplish this task. Read More

Happy Holidays from Big Viking Games!

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We would like to wish everyone a very Viking-esque holiday season and hope you all enjoy this wonderful time of the year! It’s been a busy and productive year and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the New Year. All the best and Happy Holidays!

Women in the Gaming Industry: A Chat with our Lady Vikings

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We sat down with three lovely lady Vikings to ask them some questions regarding their experience in the gaming world and in the Viking world. Often times, we’re asked about where all the women are in our industry and why there aren’t more of them, but realistically this particular industry is made up of many talented and inspiring women.

Nora L., Graphic Designer, Vanessa T., Artist/Animator, and Angela O., Illustrator gave their own answers to how they believe women are represented in the gaming world in Canada, read below: Read More

HR Perspective: 5 Tips to Ace the Interview Stage in Canada’s Gaming Industry

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Landing your dream job can sometimes feel like an impossible feat, but when you’re passionate about what you want to do, the pieces of the puzzle seem to fall together by themselves. We sat down with the head of our Human Resources Department at Big Viking Games – Ana Ivanic, and asked her to share some of her personal stories when it comes to the hiring process.  Take a look at Ana’s top five tips for getting your foot in the door and your name noticed! Read More

Extra Life 24-Hour Gaming Marathon: Video Recap

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As you may already know from our previous post, our team at Big Viking Games participated in a 24-hour gaming marathon in support of sick children to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! It was an exciting time for us to share together and a great way to raise money for the stuff we truly care about. As a team, we were able to raise over $6,500 and place top 100 in the overall 6000 teams that participated!