East Side Games is a proudly independent and profitable game studio with a collaborative, creative, and fun culture. Our games fund all our new projects, and everyone who works here has a direct impact on the day-to-day business.

East Side Games has released several hit mobile games including Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money, Pot Farm: Grass Roots, Munchie Farm, Idle Paws and a new puzzle game, Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch.

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  • Founded in July 2011 by Josh Nilson, Jason Bailey and Galan Akin.
  • Published Pot Farm on Facebook in 2011, a smash hit with over 6 million players and 1.2 million Likes.
  • Released several hit games on mobile, including Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money, Pot Farm: Grass Roots, Pot Farm: High Profits, Munchie Farm, Idle Paws, and Dragon Up.
  • Successfully Kickstarted Pot Farm: The Board Game.
  • Collaborative team with over 100 years experience at AAA studios and over 60 years experience at social/mobile studios.
  • Collectively over 25 million downloads and well over half a million unique players each month across all titles.


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Art Award - Dragon Up" - Indie Prize Showcase, 2013
  • "Best In Show: Audience Choice - Dragon Up! Match 2 Hatch" - Indie Prize Showcase, 2017

Selected Articles

  • "Vancouver Week: East Side Games on surviving the city's downturn without going potty"
    - James Nouch, Pocket Gamer
  • "East Side Games grew a massive Facebook hit with $800 worth of marketing"
    - Mike Thompson, Inside Social Games
  • "Top 10 mobile game developers to watch in 2013"
    - Jon Jordan, Pocket Gamer
  • "East Side Games on why it's not afraid of DeNA, GREE and TinyCo setting up shop in Vancouver"
    - Jon Jordan, Pocket Gamer
  • "GB Visits: East Side Games"
    - Wyatt Fossett, Geek Badge
  • "The Best Thing About This Dragon Breeding Game is Definitely the Vomit"
    - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
  • "Vancouver's East Side Games join cause to protect bald eagle habitat"
    - Phylicia Torrevillas, Metro News
  • "Gaming Insiders announce GI 30"
    - Steve Peterson, Games Industry
  • "Fiercely Independent: That's Just How East Side Games Rolls"
    - John Gray, Tech Vibes
  • "In the battle for gaming business, Vancouver is about to ‘git gud"
    - Business Vancouver, Business Vancouver
  • "A letter from a founder on equality"
    - Jason Bailey, East Side Games
  • "Here at East Side Games, we have a motto: Community Is Everything"
    - ESG, East Side Games
  • "East Side Games on Building a Community of 25 Million — An Inside Look"
    - Scott Reyburn, Fyber


Joshua Nilson
Co-Founder and CEO, East Side Games

Jason Bailey
Co-Founder and Chairman, East Side Games

Galan Akin
Co-Founder and Creative Director, East Side Games

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