We are an independent game studio and IP creator headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, an international hub for innovation and expertise in game development and digital entertainment. Founded in 2012 by Raphael van Lierop, Hinterland is a multi-national, multi-ethnic team united around a singular goal: to create thought-provoking, story-rich entertainment experiences. Our original fictional settings are conceived from the ground up to exist across multiple mediums and game platforms. Hinterland’s first title, THE LONG DARK launched August 1, 2017, and has sold over 3.5 million copies to date. We aim for our games to foster a sense of social awareness, and we aspire to provide immersive, sophisticated worlds to anyone seeking a mature entertainment experience. Join us on our journey.
Hinterland is an equal-opportunity employer. The studio is comprised of a multinational, multi-ethnic team. We value a diversity of backgrounds. We also value veteran experience and a strong work ethic that supports the studio’s culture and values. Our work ethic and production methodology is built around a “high autonomy/high accountability” paradigm. We embrace a flexible working environment that affords our team members the opportunity to enjoy family time and exercise self-care. We balance this out with very high expectations about the quality of output from everyone on the team. We offer a variety of perks, but do not believe perks are the same thing as culture.
(Also, everyone who joins our team gets a pair of slippers. They are nice slippers.)
We work out of a beautiful heritage building in Vancouver's creative and trendy Gastown district, very close to a major transit hub which serves as a nexus for major public transit: Skytrain, Seabus, Bus, Bike Lanes, etc. Amongst a range of competitive benefits, we subsidize transit passes, offer tuition reimbursements for self-improvement, and provide the option for all staff to work from home every Wednesday and Thursday. For all roles, we give preference to anyone legally permitted to work in Canada, but we are also willing to provide immigration and relocation assistance for the right candidates.
Thank you for your interest in Hinterland!