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Hey! I was wondering if anyone knows of any video game - PC, console, whatever - companies that have headquarters or offices located in Toronto, Canada? Thanks, Voytek http://www.liquidsoftware.cjb.net Games, apps, and more!

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none. don''t even think about it. Toronto, is THE FINANCIAL sector of Canada (i.e. banking, trust funds, stocks, etc.). i have lived in the GTA since for about 20 years and have found nothing. if you are looking for programming jobs in Toronto, you will be looking at java-script, java applets, ASP, and VB. utterly disgusting if you ask me. the biggest city in Canada, and a fairly world reknown city doesn''t have one game dev. company. oh, well. i don''t plan on living in this city much longer.

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Okay, jackass who placed a reply, Toronto is the has the company who develops one of the biggest visual effects software packages for movies today. They''re being bought by ILM. Secondly, they have one of the best encryption software comapnies in the world, who just signed a multi-million dollar contract with the Amercian CIA to lease their software. Who do you think you are?
Canada Rules. And thats the bottom line. I AM CANADIAN!!!
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Bravolino: "visual effects software", "encryption software". my bad, i thought he asked about "video game development companies". what was i thinking. like i said, what would i know, i''ve only lived here for 20 years. i could care less if you are Canadian or not, because that is not relavent to the original poster''s question. ohh, and i am not Canadian (Brooklyn, NY).

and if you wish to answer the original poster''s question, can you please start by naming "GAME DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES" in Toronto, PLEASE? THAT''S WHAT HE IS ASKING.

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If your looking for profesional game companies, i'm not sure about toronto, but i'm very sure's a company somewhere else in ontario. There's a company called Digital Extremes, that's working on UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2 that's located like 90 miles from toronto. I'm sure there's other companies that are behind the scenes, that are working on some very impressive games.

http://www.digitalextremes.com/

This company WORKED on Unreal and UT!


Canada is a great place, I like America better but, there is no reason to bash Canada. It's alot better then about 90% of the countries out there, and is basically like America just a little colder.

Edited by - loworbit on January 16, 2002 6:01:38 PM

Edited by - loworbit on January 16, 2002 6:02:10 PM

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LOWORBIT: who''s bashing Toronto. did i say Toronto sux. no, i said "utterly disgusting if you ask me. the biggest city in Canada, and a fairly world reknown city doesn''t have one game dev. company.". i love Toronto. some of the bombest jungle clubs, ever, home of the "Maple Leafs", etc. that being said...

you will be hard pressed to find game companies IN Toronto.

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Alright... Well do you think that any company - even those encryption and visual effects ones - would do co-op with a grade 11 student? I want to learn about it next year.
-Voytek

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only one way to find out...

call ''em, then call ''em again, and then call ''em again, and then...

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[quote name='VoytekG' timestamp='1011121242' post='75249']
Hey!I was wondering if anyone knows of any video game - PC, console, whatever - companies that have headquarters or offices located in Toronto, Canada?Thanks,Voytek [url="http://www.liquidsoftware.cjb.net"]http://www.liquidsoftware.cjb.net[/url]Games, apps, and more!
[/quote]


I don't know what these people are talking about, but there are literally hundreds of indie game developer companies in Toronto.

Here is a link to an article:
[url="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/torontos-indie-gaming-scene-levels-up/article1797629/"]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/torontos-indie-gaming-scene-levels-up/article1797629/[/url]



That being said, here is a list to get you started:

DreamCatcher, Magitech, Pseudo Interactive Inc, Global Star Software, Microforum International, Bedlam Games, Groove Media, Rune Entertainment, Transgaming Technologies, Koei Canada Inc, Capybara Games, Social Game Univers, Time Play Entertainment, Alt.Software Inc

I think Ubisoft and Rockstar have studios in Toronto as well.

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Wow, it's funny I didn't check the origianal time stamp and ( as I live in Toronto ) I was going to jump in do it's defense, as in the last few years a number of studios have opened up in Toronto. Previously Toronto was mecca for 3D graphics. Basically everything except 3D studio Max was made either in Toronto ( Alias ( Maya/PowerAnimator ) , Side FX ( Houdini ) ) or Montreal ( Softimage/Avid ), but games were pretty much lacking. Montreal had literal boom, with Ubisoft opening up there, followed by some incredible tax breaks ( like, 10 years tax free! tax breaks ) lead to EA and others opening up there. Toronto's rise was a bit slower, but Digital Extremes opened an office here, as did Rockstar and a few others.


In those 10 years though, Autodesk bought @#$@#$ing everybody, so I am not sure how much CG work is still here in Toronto. I imagine quite a bit, as after California and BC, it is probably the biggest film location in the world. Just down the road from me on Lakeshore are about 5 km of just movie lots.

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I'm moving this to Breaking In, because I assume Voytek asked because he wants to apply to Toronto developers.

Voytek, use gamedevmap and gameindustrymap to look up Toronto developers. And I have more sites where you can research companies -- see [url="http://www.sloperama.com/advice/links.htm"]my Game Biz Links page[/url].

There was a lot of flaming and such in this thread. If it doesn't stay civil, it'll be closed.

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