Stoic named among best workplaces

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stoic has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023, and prominently featured on, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility.

A leader in the indie video game space, Stoic creates unique, original games that delight players through deep worldbuilding, dynamic storytelling, and best-in-class visuals.

After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees this year. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.

“Stoic strives to be a creator of high quality games and entertainment, and to present ourselves in a manner that is respectful, honest, and humble,” says Stoic CEO Trisha Stouffer. “We continue to build a culture of inclusiveness, thoughtfulness, and diversity. The team at Stoic strives to consistently improve our mutual ability to treat others well.”

“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a truly remarkable achievement.”

About Stoic

Founded in 2012 by three industry veterans, Stoic, a 4-time BAFTA nominated independent video game company, is the creator of high-quality games and entertainment. Over the past 11 years, Stoic created the Banner Saga trilogy, quadrupled the size of the studio, increased capacity, and embarked on ambitious new projects. The team believes in developing a work environment that encourages creativity and empowers its members to pursue personal and professional development.

About Inc. Media

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