Interactive + Digital Media
British Columbia has the perfect ecosystem for a thriving digital media industry. From its roots back in 1982 and the release of “Evolution” by Distinctive Software, BC’s interactive + digital media industry has grown to be a world-leading development hub made up of global media companies and hundreds of smaller studios. BC's advantages include outstanding research and educational facilities, a strong base of artistic and technical talent and well established corporate and production infrastructure.
Industry leaders Electronic Arts and Radical Entertainment have a long and established presence in Vancouver, spawning the creation of a significant number of smaller BC-owned companies working in the sector. According to DigiBC, there are over 1,300 companies in BC’s digital media sector, creating innovative products in wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0, social media, interactive marketing and e-learning. BC's Interactive + Digital media sector is one of the most dynamic engines in the BC economy and is a key driver of skilled jobs that will define the future of the province.