Tasty Treats & Delectable Eats!

We’re big fans of supporting local businesses, and we’ve been doing just that with some of the food options we’ve brought in to feed our troops of late. Over the past few months we’ve organized some awesome edibles from businesses who have been thriving in the Vancouver street food scene. Some of our favourites: Aussie Pie Guy, Johnny’s Pops and Tübify.

Aussie Pie Guy is one of Vancouver’s first Australian-style pie food trucks. It was started in June 2013, and is owned and operated by three friends, business partners and pie lovers. They aim to make authentic Australian meat and veggie pies and desserts, and give their customers a true Aussie experience, without having to board a plane. The menu includes six types of pies: Aussie, Trifecta, Shane’s, Chook, Veggie and Sweetie.

 

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The Johnny’s Pops bike cart launched in May 2013, and has been hitting the street every day whenever the sun is out. They sell handmade, artisanal popsicles and most of the fruits and ingredients are sourced locally, and handcrafted right here in the city. Popular favorites on the menu include Apricot Salted Caramel, Raspberry Lime, Blueberry Cardamon, Creamy Strawberry Lemonade, Avocado Lime, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry Mojito, Langley Strawberries and Agassiz Elderflower and Creamy Blueberry. It’s definitely yuummmmm on a stick!

 

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Tübify  is a new take on the traditional freezie. These guys have come up with a tastier way to recreate the freezies from our childhood by incorporating fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s a blast from the past, without all the refined sugars and preservatives. Current flavours on the menu include Raspberry Raven Lemonade, Minty Moose Limeade, Blueberry Elephant, Mango Tiger and Coconut Koala Café Latte.

 

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We are looking forward to sun, fun and more treats to come this summer. 😉

 

Annual UFG Family Picnic!

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Last Wednesday, the studio took off from work early and headed down to Stanley Park for our annual summer picnic. This family friendly event is a great opportunity for everyone at the studio to take a break from our hectic work schedules, and enjoy the summer weather and the great company of our colleagues.

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Happy Canada D’Eh! (and 4th of July!)

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How serendipitous that Canadians and Americans both celebrated the birth of their nations over one long weekend this year. Friday was Canada Day, celebrating the 1867 Constitution Act that created our beautiful Dominion of Canada. And today is Independence Day, a holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, aka the birth of the good ol’ US of A!

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Staying Fit

Building awesome video games is our prime directive; but you know what they say about all work and no play! 😉 To that end, we have created a studio which is upbeat, positive and fun. In this environment, we foster creativity, build strong bonds within teams, create friendships and encourage both professional and personal growth. Wellness is also very important, and we try our best to ensure work-life balance in staff members’ day-to-day routine is a priority. Here are some things we’ve provided over the years for our staff:

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Celebrating Sustainable Commuting

It’s been a busy time for the city’s streets over the last few weeks, with the annual HUB Bike to Work Week (May 30 to June 5) followed by the Commuter Challenge (June 5 to 11), taking place right after. This year was record-breaking for the BTWW with over 11,600 participants registered, and thousands more people on bikes stopping at celebration stations set up across Metro Vancouver. The 75+ stations gave out free snacks, coffee, bike repairs and other goodies throughout the week. Team United Front Games consisted of six participants, and we managed to collectively burn 6,272 calories, save 45 Kg GHGs and place 56th out of 108th in Vancouver for businesses between 26 to 100 employees.

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Hops to It

It’s really, really difficult not to love a brewery that’s

  • local
  • makes AWESOMELY TASTY brews, and
  • made this “United Front Braunbier,” and delivered dozens of bottles to our studio!
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Steel & Oak’s United Front Braunbier

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You Spin Me Round

Fun is never in short supply around here. Friday Drinks, as well as our studio parties, have gone from mainstay traditions to institutions! And in addition to staff members socializing with one another over a beer or three, our events are also platforms where our in-house DJs showcase their skills! This was something that was ingrained in the studio culture from EA Blackbox, as some of the founders carried it over when they started up UFG.

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