Genius Factor Games

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Genius Factor Games
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2008
Headquarters North Vancouver, British Columbia
Key people
Ted Nugent (Founder)
Products Video games
Number of employees
< 10
Parent Independent

Genius Factor Games was a Canadian independent video game developer based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. It developed independent ("indie") games for Apple iOS, Android and mobile platforms via direct-download distribution.

The company was founded in 2008 by Ted Nugent, a former employee of EA Canada.[1] Its first game, released in April 2009, was Gravity Well, described as a cross between pinball and mini-golf.[2] In November 2011, to coincide with CPR Month, Genius Factor Games created an app called Heart Hero for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The app allows users to practice CPR to the beat of the Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive.[3]


Game Title Release Date Platform
Gravity Well April 9, 2009 iOS
Riese: Battle for Eleysia October 16, 2010 iOS
Heart Hero November 1, 2011 iOS
Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza November 9, 2012 iOS


  1. ^ Godsall, David (September 5, 2011). "Vancouver's Ailing Video Game Industry". BC Business Online.
  2. ^ Mourtada, Rasha (June 7, 2009). "Startup needs a cash infusion or it’s game over". The Globe and Mail.
  3. ^ Suraliwalla, Kashmira. "Stayin’ alive (with CPR)". BC Medical Journal.