Company Spotlight: Hyper Hippo

Blog October 5, 2017

Posted by Joanna Schlosser

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Hyper Hippo is a game design studio located right here in Kelowna. Their lean approach to game design coupled with a talented, experienced team of creatives ensures they can release a new game every month! Over 50 games have been released since 2014, including the award-winning and record-breaking title, AdVenture Capitalist.

So what’s it like to be a Hippo? Well, they design games (obviously) and they like ideas (the unusual, the weird, and the bold). They also like the freedom to work with minimal direction, tinker, and try new things.The culture at Hyper Hippo supports this experimental approach by ensuring the environment is fun, collaborative, and feedback friendly.  

FUN: Sure they have foosball, ping pong, and free snacks in the office at all times but better than that, this energetic crew actually “LIKE” each other and want to hang out and play games.

COLLABORATION: This is a team that truly values collaboration. The startup vibe of this workplace gives hippo’s the autonomy to produce and create games in a studio that oozes creative ‘crazy’.

FEEDBACK: Hippo’s depend on feedback from players (the good and the bad) to help them create a better player experience.

The endless pursuit of fun and innovation means constantly experimenting and testing and that can get tiring. The Hyper Hippo team offers its employees three weeks of vacation, health benefits, and ten personal days a year to ensure no one gets burnt out. They also offer an extraordinary profit sharing program and self-development support so their Hippo’s can continue to learn and grow.

Currently, Hyper Hippo is looking to fill four specific roles:

  1. Unity Developer 

  1. Game Producer

  1. Game Data Analyst

  1. Game Economy Balancer

To learn more about this local design studio, find them online or connect with them at our next Startup drinks.


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