Our highly skilled team is available immediately to take on full game, Metaverse, or realtime VFX projects. We also provide smaller strike teams to help with optimization, liveops, design tuning services and more.
Have an idea for a game, or an IP that just needs to be made? The idea of starting a video game from scratch can be daunting, so why not let a veteran game development studio do the work for you? At Hothead Games, we know our stuff. With over 17 years of experience, let us be your secret weapon behind your next game.
Our veteran leadership team will dive into your requirements, understand what your goals are, and come up with the best game development plan to meet your needs.
What We Do
Game art, production, and development is so much more than just ‘building a fun game’. That’s why our robust team of 40+ developers is backed by a 5 person central tech team, marketing team, QA, and a robust art team. Meet our talented leadership team here.
Game Development Services We Offer
Development: We provide end-to-end development with our experienced full stack developers. Whether you're looking for server authoritative gameplay, social features such as chat, clubs/clans, leaderboards, or any other feature, we've got you covered. But why stop there! We can help you build liveops supporting features like events that keep your players engaged and coming back again and again.
Co-Development: Have a product and team and just need more hands to make the work lighter? We can work in any development environment and help you achieve your goals. We've got loads of experience with C++, C#, python, git, Perforce, Unity, custom engines and so much more. With extensive knowledge in numerous languages, tools and tech we will make great partners!
Game porting to console: Have an existing product and looking to get on additional platforms or engines? We are registered Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony developers and can help get your game running on console and through submission. Technical Requirement Checklists (TRCs) can be a hassle, especially if you're new to them, so why not let the pros handle it for you?
Game porting to mobile: Alternatively, looking to release on mobile to give your title massive reach? We are one of the original indie mobile game developers in Vancouver and have extensive experience in the mobile space! We can help you avoid and tackle all the known issues from getting your game running on low spec mobile devices to solving input controls.
Backend solutions: Looking to set up a cost effective backend solution for your game or project and don't know where to start? We have plenty of experience setting up infrastructure with a wide range of hosting services and solutions. Containerization, CICD, architectural patterns, APIs, caching, databases, frameworks, we've done it all! We can help stand it up or keep it running.
Optimization: Need help with a poor frame rate or pesky performance spikes? We can help you profile your game, identify issues, suggest solutions and even help implement them to get your game running at your desired FPS.
3rd party / SDK integrations: Are you looking to integrate to or away from a third party or custom SDK integration? We have tons of experience integrating wide ranges of plugins across a diverse range of platforms.
Prototyping: Have an idea in mind and want to see it transformed from paper to playable? We have extensive experience rapid prototyping games and can get your idea coming to life in no time. Fully directed or with collaboration, you choose how involved you want us to be.
Technical art: Looking to push the visual fidelity as far as it can go? We can help you achieve your visual goals with our experienced technical artist and graphics engineers. From complex and optimized shaders to effective pipelines, we can get you where you need to be.
Engineering: We have deep experience in building games. From rendering and visual effects, to build processes, from low level iOS and Android to server-synced multiplayer, from networking protocols to database migrations, we have done it all. We ported our console game engine to mobile and built a cloud backend that supported on million DAU. We developed in house replication systems syncing game data to the cloud and for NvN real time multiplayer. We have developed live ops tools, infrastructure as code, analytics platforms, and of course, award winning games.
Whether you need help on your next idle game, sports title, or first person shooter, we’ve done it all. Our pedigree of smash hits include:
We don’t just develop games, we create experiences, and we don’t settle for mediocre.
How To Get Started
With Hothead Games as your development partner, you can rest assured knowing that your project is in good hands. Whether you’re looking for game development, unity development support, game art, or game production, work with one of the best gaming companies around!
To get started, send us a message with a brief description of what you’re looking to do, and our reps will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hothead Games is an indie game development studio located in Vancouver, BC. specializing in Unity game development, mobile game production, and video game design for mobile, PC, and console. Have questions? Reach out to us today.