Hiring Happy Hour

When we heard about the recent layoffs in the industry, we put together a list of all the companies currently hiring and sent it out to everyone we knew. The positive response received from both studios and the community was amazing and overwhelming. Here is a link to that list: http://vancouversocialgames.com/jobs In light of how many [...]

VSG Meetup in Pictures

A big thanks to all those who showed up to the VSG Meetup last night! Drinks were drunk, business cards were swapped, and the Vancouver game scene got a bit more connected. A big thanks to the Revel room for making a specialty drink: the Zuck my Pincus, and allowing us to trash the place. [...]

Join Vancouver Social Games Executive Committee!

We’re looking to build an Executive Comitee Vancouver Social Games was an initiative pioneered by Tayber Voyer.  His objective was simple, connect the local social games community.  After only a couple of months the results have been stupendous. Between an active blog, packed meetups, jobs found, metrics shared and community built the response has been [...]

When hard work is fun.

I just read Fire the Workaholics by David Heinemeier Hansson. The blog post focuses on critique this piece of advice from Jason Calcanis: Fire people who are not workaholics. don’t love their work… come on folks, this is startup life, it’s not a game. don’t work at a startup if you’re not into it–go work [...]

Community-Centric Products: A better term for Social Media

What the hell does Social Media mean anyways? I hear the term constantly, I use the term more than I should, and yet I’ve never really given much thought into what it actually *means*. In this post I purpose a better term for Social Media, and start to tie together your product, your customer, and your community into something one could call a Social Media experience.