Industry: Digital Media & ICT
Company founded in: 2004
TechAlliance member since: 2009
With over 100 high profile games in its portfolio, Big Blue Bubble Inc. is one of Canada’s leading video game developers. Big Blue Bubble is dedicated to making the best possible games by combining innovative designers with top caliber artists and industry leading programmers. By maintaining a strong focus on the development of technology and showcasing it through award winning games, Big Blue Bubble will continue to lead the way in becoming a cornerstone of the gaming world.
Core products and services
Video games development and publishing.
Damir Slogar, CEO
With over 25 years spent in the game industry and credited for over 60 games across 15 different platforms, Damir is one of the most experienced industry professionals in Canada. Born in Croatia, he started his career in the mid 1980s as a programmer, creating proprietary games for the MSX and Commodore Amiga. He spent the next couple of years in broadcasting, producing and hosting a live TV show devoted to video games and computer technology. In 1995, he started a video game magazine where he worked as the editor.
In 1999, he moved to Canada and continued his professional career as a lead programmer, first in Sandbox Studios and later in Digital Illusions Canada. In 2004, he established BBB, which quickly became one of the best known wireless and handheld game developers in North America, as evidenced by multiple “Best Mobile Game” awards from PopVox, Jamster, and BAFTA and CNMA.
Claudette Critchley, COO
Claudette graduated at the top of her class in university and obtained both her Computer Science and Education degrees. After university, she taught Computer Science at a private college and quickly advanced to the position of Regional Education Manager. Although she had a great passion for education, she found that programming gave her even greater professional satisfaction.
In 2000, she left her teaching career to pursue a career in video game development at Sandbox Studios/Digital Illusions. During her time there, her knowledge of gaming and the industry grew as she took on the role of programmer/lead programmer on several of their hit titles. Her versatility and continued drive for excellence led her to co-found Big Blue Bubble in 2004. As COO, she has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the company.
Awards and nominations
- Company Of The Year – London Chamber Of Commerce
- Game Of The Year – Canadian New Media Awards Mobile
- Entertainment of The Year – KOCCA
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