Biggest video game developers in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by number of employees in B.C. in 2016

Published in BC Tech in Spring 2016; updated for October 25, 2016, publication in BIV. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '16FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Games produced or in developmentGame platform(s)Worldwide staff '15Worldwide staff '16Total no. of B.C. staff '15Total no. of B.C. staff '16
1 Electronic Arts
4330 Sanderson Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4X1
Phone: 604-456-3600
Matt Bilbey (COO, EA Studios); David Rutter (GM and executive producer) Interactive entertainment software All major consoles, PC, Mac, mobile 9,000 8,500 1,300 1,350
2 The Coalition
858 Beatty St Suite 600
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Phone: 604-247-6000
Rod Fergusson (studio head); Mike Crump (director of operations) Gears of War franchise Xbox, Windows 10 320
3 Capcom Game Studio Vancouver
4401 Still Creek Dr Suite 200
Burnaby, BC V5C 6G9
Phone: 604-299-5626
Kiichiro Urata (CEO); Joe Nickolls (studio director); Jacqueline Winter (senior director, finance and administration) Dead Rising franchise, unannounced projects Xbox One, PlayStation 4, mobile devices, Windows 10, PC 204 249 204 249
4 Hothead Games Inc
1555 Pender St W
Vancouver, BC V6G 2T1
Phone: 604-605-0018
Ian Wilkinson (president and CEO); Vlad Ceraldi (director of development); Joel DeYoung (director of technology) Kill Shot, Kill Shot Bravo, Rivals at War series and Big Win Sports series Mobile and tablet devices 110 195 110 165
5 Relic Entertainment
1040 Hamilton St Suite 400
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9
Phone: 604-801-6577
Justin Dowdeswell (general manager) Real-time strategy games; franchises include Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine PC, Xbox, PlayStation 130 150

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