Blackbird Interactive

Creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio. In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week (32hrs) as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 100-500 employees
  • Hybrid remote

What we do

Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

We are behind such games as

  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Homeworld 3
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Crossfire: Legion
  • And more

Who we are

Founded by Rob Cunningham, Yossarian King, and Aaron Kambeitz in 2010, the award-winning Vancouver studio boast its own internal CG cinematics department, led by the founder of Pixar Canada, and has also been involved in various game-adjacent projects over the years - such as Project Eagle with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other initiatives with the eatART Foundation and Sanctuary AI.

BBI was listed among the fastest growing Canadian companies by revenue in 2020 and 2021 by The Globe and Mail and Deloitte.

Our benefits

We take a lot of pride in the awesome benefits and perks we’re able to offer our employees, and we’re always on the lookout for more. Work-life balance is a huge priority for us, and these benefits and perks are just one of the ways we express that.

  • 4-day, 32-hour work week for all full-time staff
  • Mentorship program
  • Skunkworks internal game jam program
  • 4 weeks paid vacation per year
  • 11 paid stat holidays
  • 3 paid days per year for professional development
  • December holiday studio closure (extra paid time off!)
  • Comprehensive health/dental benefits from day 1
  • Life insurance
  • $300 Healthcare Spending Account per annum
  • RRSP matching up to $1500
  • Profit-sharing bonus program

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Blackbird Interactive overview

Our Working Week

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week (32hrs) as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

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Our Vacation Policy

4 weeks paid vacation + 11 paid public holidays + 3 paid days per year for professional development + December break

  • 32 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 84 days off per year

Scorecard

Top 5
98 / 100
  • +524 days @ 100% salary
  • +1032 days PTO
  • +9Open to remote working
  • +8Flexible working hours
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +14And much more...

Our working Day

  • 7am
    Work between
    7pm
  • 9am
    Typical hours
    5pm

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working (but require some time in the office) and are a team of 300 and mostly based in USA. Our team works from:

  • Vancouver
    220
  • Montreal
    2
  • Kitchener
    2
  • Toronto
    2
  • Winnipeg
    1
  • Edmonton
    1
  • Halifax
    1
  • Manitoba
    1

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Profit sharing bonus program
  • Equipment allowance

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