Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with Dauntless’ Jesse Houston

Phoenix Labs created its free-to-play action game Dauntless in 2014, and throughout the years, the Vancouver-based studio founded by Riot Games alums Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne has expanded and brought on talented individuals from studios like BioWare, Capcom, Blizzard, and others. Dauntless was an ambitious title for the studio. While working as […]

Why is Canada so attractive to game developers?

A question asked by many within the video game industry, and certainly one worth discussing, is what makes Canada such a great environment for game developers? There are several reasons why so many game companies either are created from scratch in Canada, or move here from elsewhere, and we will explore them in this article. […]

Voices of the North – Mark Meer

Over the years, Canada has become a household name for everything video game related. Whether it was manufacturing with Coleco in Montreal, QC, or design with Distinctive Software in Burnaby, BC, in the early 80s, the Great White North slowly but surely made its way on the podium of the gaming industry. However, there is […]

Voices of the North – Steven Ogg

Over the years, Canada has become a household name for everything video game related. Whether it was manufacturing with Coleco in Montreal, QC, or design with Distinctive Software in Burnaby, BC, in the early 80s, the Great White North slowly but surely made its way on the podium of the gaming industry. However, there is […]

Voices of the North – Jennifer Hale

Over the years, Canada has become a household name for everything video game related. Whether it was manufacturing with Coleco in Montreal, QC, or design with Distinctive Software in Burnaby, BC, in the early 80s, the Great White North slowly but surely made its way on the podium of the gaming industry. However, there is […]

What’s next for the Toronto Defiant?

2020 has been a massive year for Toronto Defiant, with new management, a roster overhaul, and major names taking ownership of the organization. Let’s not forget the Defiant also won Best Canadian Esports Organization at the 2020 Canadian Video Game Awards. While 2020 has set the foundation for future success, what’s next for Toronto Defiant […]

ESAC study offers insights into Canadians’ gaming habits during the pandemic

This article was originally published by SQUAD on Nov. 19, 2020. The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has released a new study that shows data on adult and teen gamers in Canada. Every two years, ESAC conducts a report to show new trends from consumers in the games industry. The Real Canadian Gamer – […]