Brace Yourself Games

The indie game studio behind Crypt of the NecroDancer, Cadence of Hyrule, Industries of Titan, and Phantom Brigade.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 10-50 employees
  • 100% remote
  • Vancouver, Canada

What we do

We are a Vancouver-based independent game studio, Brace Yourself Games has rolled up some of the most experienced and talented independent game developers from around the globe.

Crypt of the NecroDancer One of our games: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Who we are

Brace Yourself Games was founded by veteran indie developer Ryan Clark in 2013. It’s only appropriate that our Vancouver-based independent game studio was named for a programmer pun that could only come from his shiny, bald head

At Brace Yourself Games, we take pride in being the “indie katamari”, “rolling up” some of the best talent in the industry.

Brace Yourself Games team

From our first game, Crypt of the NecroDancer, which was released in 2015, we’ve relied on our incredibly skilled team to make the magic happen. Since then, we’ve expanded our repertoire to include Cadence of Hyrule, Industries of Titan, and Phantom Brigade – games with distinctive styles and designs, but developed with the same philosophy and heart.

Our goal is to make standout games. We try new things, hold ourselves to a high standard, and make improvements when we make mistakes. What’s important is that you can always count on us to deliver in the end.

Our benefits

  • 4 day work week
  • 100% remote working (or hybrid) within British Columbia, Canada
  • Competitive salaries
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Inclusive, supportive, fun company culture

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Brace Yourself Games overview

Working Week

We practise "Free Choice Friday" where you can skill up, learn something new or take every Friday off making every week a 4 day work week! No one at BYG is required to work more than 32 hours per week

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Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation policy is 15 days

  • 15 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 67 days off per year


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Remote Working Policy

Our HQ is based in downtown Vancouver, Canada although we are open to remote work anywhere within British Columbia.

Our Team

We're a team of 20 across 8 departments:

  • engineering
  • arts and design
  • education
  • support
  • finance
  • entrepreneurship
  • information technology
  • media and commmunication

Expect to be working with

  • AI
  • Amazon AWS
  • CloudFlare Hosting
  • Google Apps
  • MailChimp SPF
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Remote
  • Shopify
  • + many more

Company Benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Profit sharing program
  • Equipment allowance

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