This holiday season, dive into the innovative world of video games from B.C.’s vibrant gaming scene. Whether you’re a veteran gamer or on the hunt for the perfect gift for a gaming enthusiast, explore our curated selection below ranging from all-time favourites to hidden gems you might not have discovered!


EA Sports FC 2024

EA Sports FC 24, a groundbreaking virtual football chapter developed by Burnaby based EA Vancouver and EA Romania, emerges post the successful FIFA series. Following FIFA 23, this new series is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S and can be purchased here.


Phantom Brigade – Brace Yourself Games

Phantom Brigade, an innovative tactical role-playing game, seamlessly blends turn-based and real-time elements, emphasizing customization and player-driven narratives. As the last surviving squad of mech pilots, players strategically capture enemy assets to reshape the battlefield against overwhelming odds, leading a gripping campaign to reclaim their war-torn homeland. Phantom Brigade is developed by Brace Yourself Games, a distinguished Vancouver-based independent developer, and is available on Steam for purchase here.


Circuit Superstars – Original Fire Games

Circuit Superstars, an exciting top-down racing game developed by the five-person team at Original Fire Games in Vancouver, introduces a tactile arcade physics model, pit stops, and a dedicated motorsport approach with 16 categories spanning various styles and eras of motorsport. It is currently available on Steam Early Access here, and will soon be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


GearBlocks – Smash Hammer Games

Delve into the imaginative universe of Gearblocks, crafted by Smash Hammer Games. Unleash your creativity through interactive machines and a plethora of gears. Construct an array of mechanical wonders – from cars, trucks, and cranes to tanks, gearboxes, engines, and clocks. Challenge your creations in scenarios that push them to their limits and share your inventive designs in the workshop! SmashHammer Games is developed by Sam Nunn, a solo indie developer based in Vancouver. Gearblocks is available for purchase on Steam here.


Rift Rangers – Epic Story Interactive

Become an unstoppable force or face crushing defeat in Rift Rangers, a roguelite, sentai-heavy, and bullet-heaven experience. Command the Rift Rangers, defending Earth from inter-dimensional monsters pouring through a rift. Enter the fray, collect experience, level up, and wield RiftTech to save the planet in 20 intense minutes until your Mega Mecha powers up to victory! Rift Rangers, by Vancouver based independent developer Epic Story Interactive, is available on Steam here and Epic Game Store here.