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Vancouver-based game creator Kabam planning massive new office

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Kenneth Chan Nov 01, 2018 1:42 pm 3,389

Mobile gaming creator Kabam appears to have plans to exponentially expand the size of its Vancouver workforce in just a few short years.

The Vancouver-headquartered company has leased over 100,000-sq-ft of office space in the under-construction Vancouver Centre II office tower at 753 Seymour Street, according to a recent Metro Vancouver office market report by NAI Commercial.

Artistic rendering of the Vancouver Centre II office tower at 753 Seymour Street. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / GWL Realty Advisors)

Artistic rendering of the Vancouver Centre II office tower at 753 Seymour Street. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / GWL Realty Advisors)

Kabam will occupy floors seven through 13 within the 371,000-sq-ft, 33-storey office tower that replaces a recently-demolished parkade structure.

This new space will be more than three times the size of the company’s existing office location at 1118 Alberni Street, which opened in 2016.

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Kabam’s existing headquarters at 1118 Alberni Street, Vancouver. (Kabam)

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Kabam’s existing headquarters at 1118 Alberni Street, Vancouver. (Kabam)

The Vancouver studio was sold to Korean gaming giant Netmarble Games in late-2016 for a reported USD$700 million to USD$800 million.

Kabam has been involved in the development of about 100 mobile games, including popular titles such as Marvel Contest of Champions, Marvel UNITED, Star Wars: Uprising, Transformers: Forged To Fight, Fast & Furious: Legacy, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, and The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age. 

Each of these games have had tens of millions of downloads, with Marvel Contest of Champions earning the company $100 million gross revenue during the first seven months alone.

Kabam also has offices in San Francisco and Austin.

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Kabam’s existing headquarters at 1118 Alberni Street, Vancouver. (Kabam)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com
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