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Hyper Hippo is a proud member of Canada’s Creative Industry, partnering with some of the best minds in the video games industry around the world. We are passionate about creating original IP and connecting people around the world through fun. Our growing teams are located in Kelowna, Vancouver, Halifax and Seattle. Our games have been played by millions and millions of players around the globe.

A Brief Hippo History
Hyper Hippo started as a Canadian company in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia. Many of the team members came from drawing penguins and puffles at Club Penguin, an IP created by our founder, Lance Priebe.

Originally our Kelowna team was formed to create one game. We spent a lot of time on that one game… unfortunately, not many people liked it.

We knew there must be a better way to build games than to spend 2 years on a project no one liked to play. To accomplish this, we set off in a new direction, creating games in a lean development environment.
Our goal was to create game ideas quickly, and test these ideas with real players. We believed if players told us the game was good, then we had something into which we could invest our time and skill. It worked! And now we continue to build new game ideas, forming teams to focus on genres and areas of specialty.

We expanded beyond our Kelowna roots, and now we have team members working with us in Vancouver, Seattle, Halifax, Montreal and Omaha. Our goal is to create new games for players of all ages, and through our games we hope to connect players around the world. We have also expanded from game development to sharing our experience in publishing and community management through our new arm, Screenzilla Entertainment. Be sure to check out all our teams and what they are working on by clicking through on their website links on the What We Do page.