Clipwire Games is Making a Splash in Toronto
We’re introducing our newest spotlight series: Partner Studios. Each month, we’ll feature a unique story from one of our partner studios — providing a look behind the curtain into what working for one of our studios looks and feels like — all across the world! Our first post focuses on Clipwire Games and the burgeoning mobile gaming scene in Toronto.
Clipwire Games is quickly making a name for itself in the city of Toronto as creators of Bingo Story (Android | iOS), the top grossing game on the US and Canadian app stores by a Canadian developer. Not just home to renowned film festivals, Toronto is becoming an up-and-coming hub for gaming studios and developers alike. Clipwire CEO and co-founder Ritesh Khanna is a Toronto native and knew he wanted to plant his company’s roots in a city he was passionate about. Ritesh was an early employee at Zynga, and founded the original office in Toronto, in the Liberty Village area. He’s instilled this same mentality into Clipwire Games, a company founded on creating fun, engaging games that entertain players across the globe. At Clipwire, the office camaraderie and team spirit are palpable — and the awesome snacks and drink options don’t hurt either. Located in the heart of downtown, Clipwire is easily accessible by public transit and located near St. Lawrence Market, the Harbourfront, and The Toronto Eaton Centre.
“Being part of the Clipwire team has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Our agile development philosophy creates a workplace that inspires team members to learn new things, tackle interesting challenges, and help others do the same,” said Cameron Micomonaco, Clipwire Games’ Head of Growth. “Our company culture promotes collaborative planning, independent work, and high-quality results. We are always on the lookout for talented and inspired people to join our close-knit team.”
Toronto is proving to be a draw for gamers, with the fabric of the city centered around multiculturalism — drawing in gamers from different backgrounds and countries. Boasting an incredible food and art scene, the city is home to one of the longest urban waterfronts in the world and offers plenty of bike parks and outdoor music venues — there is a true sense of community instilled in Toronto residents.
“Toronto is a place without judgments, which is exactly the kind of people we look to hire at Clipwire,” said Head of Studio, Mary-Kaye Fraser. “My colleagues are not only looking to build something awesome — but to learn and collaborate together along the way.”