Big Blue Bubble

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Big Blue Bubble
Private
Industry Computer and Video Games
Founded 2004
Headquarters London, Ontario, Canada and San Francisco, California, US
Key people
Damir Slogar, Founder
Claudette Critchley, COO
Mark Maia, Creative Director
Bryan Davis, VP
Dave Kerr, Producer
Hayley Patterson, QA
Products My Singing Monsters
Number of employees
51-200
Slogan Inspiring Worlds of Creativity
Website bigbluebubble.com


Big Blue Bubble, Inc. is an independent Canadian developer, and publisher of mobile video games headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, with an office in San Francisco, California. The company is best known for the My Singing Monsters mobile game franchise.

History[edit]

Big Blue Bubble's original logo

Founded in 2004 by industry veteran Damir Slogar, along with co-founders Claudette Critchley (COO) and Mark Maia (Creative Director), Big Blue Bubble specialized in casual games. Its first game, Bubble Trouble, was used in marketing campaigns by Nokia and it was followed by space thriller Captain Lunar, which was used as a launch title for the Sony Ericsson T610. Soon after, Big Blue Bubble began adapting film and television franchises, such as 24 for handheld devices.[1] In the mid to late 2000's, the company started moving towards console development, to include the Wii and PlayStation 2 platforms.[2]

Present[edit]

More recently, Big Blue Bubble has returned to its roots in mobile gaming, and following the 'freemium' business model. They have also begun focusing on original intellectual properties such as My Singing Monsters, Thumpies, and Burn the Rope.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • 2006 BAFTA The Gamer's Award for 24™, The Mobile Game
  • IGN Editors' Choice Award for 24™, The Mobile Game
  • 2007 PopVox People's Choice Award: Best Mobile Game for Elven Chronicles
  • 2007 PROFITguide PROFIT HOT 50: Ranked 38th
  • 2008 London's Featured Company
  • 2008 London Chamber of Commerce: Business of the Year Award, Business Achievement Award
  • 2009 London Chamber of Commerce: Business Achievement Award
  • London Economic Development Corporation: Featured Company Award
  • Jamster Award: Best Mobile Game
  • Mobile Game FAQ: Best Puzzle Game
  • Telefilm Canada's Great Canadian Video Game Competition: Finalist
  • 2008 Canadian New Media Awards: Finalist for Company of the Year
  • 2010 Canada New Media Awards
  • 2010 Mobile Content Awards: Winner in Mobile Entertainment for Thumpies
  • 2011 Pocket Gamer.biz Top 50 developer
  • 2011 Digi Awards: Best in Gaming for Burn the Rope
  • 2012 London Chamber of Commerce Finalist in Innovation
  • 2012 Digi Awards: Best in Mobile Gaming for My Singing Monsters
  • 2013 London Chamber of Commerce Finalist in Innovation
  • 2013 GMIC - Global Game Stars Award for My Singing Monsters
  • 2014 TechAlliance Techcellence Award
  • 2014 Profit 500
  • 2014 Technology Fast 500
  • 2015 Tabby Kids Education and Family Award
  • 2015 Tabby Users Choice Award
  • 2015 Profit 500
  • 2015 Fast 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levi Buchanan (2006-03-03). "24: The Interview". IGN. 
  2. ^ "Q&A: Big Blue Bubble's Slogar On Moving From Mobile". Gamasutra. 2007-10-09. 

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