VR Game Designer

Stephan Tanguay is a dedicated game designer who enjoys creating immersive VR experiences. His diverse set of skills encompasses VR game design, game development, creative direction, level design, and system design, making him a contributor to the world of virtual reality gaming.

Stephan has had the privilege of working on several VR games and experiences that have received recognition and awards, including titles like “Slugterra VR” (Hologate), “Mission Maybe” (Zero Latency), and “The Book of Distance” (Steam VR).

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Stephan is honored to share his insights on XR/VR/AR design as a speaker on the global stage. He also actively participates in fostering a sense of community as a leader of the largest VR meetup group in Canada. Through organizing over 70 events, he strives to create a collaborative space where creators can come together to exchange knowledge and share their experiences. Stephan sees himself not just as a game designer but as someone contributing positively to the VR games industry.


2021 Canadian Game Awards – Nominated Best AR / VR Game – SlugterraVR
2021 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Best Immersive Experience – Book of Distance
2021 THE WEBBY AWARDS – Virtual – Best Narrative Experience – Book of Distance
2020 Beyond the Frame Festival – VR Story Award – Book of Distance
2020 JAPAN PRIZE – DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION – Best Work – Book of Distance
2020 THE FWA AWARDS – FWA of the Day- Book of Distance
2020 KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL – Golden Fireball Award VR – Book of Distance
2018 Webby Honoree ( Games / Action ) Blasters of the Universe
2013 IKIDS : Best Learning App Time Tremors AGO
2012 BANFF 2012 ROCKIES : Nominated Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction
2009 THE WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION : Outstanding Achievement – Estée Lauder
2009 IAC “Consumer Products – Websites” Estée Lauder Redesign
2008 Applied Arts Interactive Media : W/15 Online Single Award “Jeep Terrain”
2008 Cannes Lions Interactive Advertising Nomination Estée Lauder Redesign
2009 Webby Award Nomination “Jeep Terrain”
2009 Chief Marketer – INTERNET-BASED TRIAL RECRUITMENT WINNER – “Jeep Terrain”
2009 Automotive Aftermarket Award Best Rich Media “Jeep Terrain”
2009 Promo Magazine Award Trial Recruitment “Jeep Terrain”


2017 – AmuseUX ( Budapest ) – Virtual Intent : User Experience Design in VR & AR
2017 – University Of Ontario Graduate Conference – User Experience Design in VR & AR
2016 – OCAD – Virtual Intent : User Experience Design in VR & AR
2016 – MUX – Virtual Intent : User Experience Design in VR & AR
2015 – FITC Spotlight VR – Future VR Input & UX Solutions
2015 – FITC : Virtual Reality Today & Tomorrow
2014 – Collide Creative Technology Conference
2014 – FITC Wearables – Virtual Reality : Maximize Creative Possibilities!
2014 – FITC – Oculus Rift : Do’s, Don’ts & Demos