Last June I tweeted "My goal is to help kickstart 5 new studios in the next 5 years in Kelowna". It is critically important to the local game industry that we have a collection of successful studios in the city. These studios will attract, retain, and grow talent. Kelowna already has amazing talent, but we need more. There is a massive shift happening in both games and animation and Kelowna is poised to become a global leader in creating content.
Kelowna's Game Industry:
Disney Online Studios Canada Projects: Club Penguin Employees: 100+
Hyper Hippo Productions Projects: Mech Mice and Leviathans Online Employees: 10-20 and growing quickly
Lemonade Labs Projects: Leviathans Online Employees: Small but growing quickly
Jumb-O-Fun Games Inc Projects: Campgrounds, Country Harvest Employees: Small but growing
Gigatross Games Projects: Grand Class Melee Employees: Passionate Indies
Kelowna's Animation Industry
Bardel Entertainment Kelowna Projects: TMNT, and Aliens vs Monsters Employees: Small but growing
Yeti Farm Creative Projects: Unannounced Employees: Small but growing
These are the studios and projects that I am aware of. I would love to meet more studios and here about your projects. Together we can grow this industry.