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New accreditation program sets benchmark among game studios

East Side Games is the first studio to be accredited through Evolve, a new studio accreditation program developed by Code Coven in partnership with Evolve aims to set a benchmark for accountability among games industry firms, creating a standard for DEI best practices. The process to get accredited includes an extensive questionnaire covering everything […] Read More »

East Side Games a finalist in 2023 Technology Impact Awards

Celebrating their 30th anniversary during a ceremony Thursday (June 15), BC Tech revealed the finalists in the 2023 Technology Impact Awards, including naming East Side Games one of four finalists in the Company of the Year – Anchor category. “This year marks a big milestone for BC Tech, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary alongside the […] Read More »

ESGG Partners with Jazwares for Squishmallows Mobile Game

East Side Games Group (ESGG) is thrilled to announce the company is working with Jazwares to develop a mobile game based on the popular Squishmallows® brand.  Since its debut in 2017, the iconic Squishmallows brand features unique collectible plush characters with diverse personalities, a unique design, and ultra soft feel. With more than 2,000 Squishmallows to date, […] Read More »

ESGG Celebrates Award Nominations, Worldwide Releases

Recent award nominations following the worldwide releases of Star Trek: Lower Decks – The Badgey Directive, Milk Farm Tycoon and Doctor Who: Lost in Time have set East Side Games Group up for success. Vancouver, BC, March 21, 2023 – East Side Games Group (ESGG) is thrilled to announce their studio, East Side Games (ESG) […] Read More »

Congratulations to the BC Tech 2022 TIA finalists and winners!

Today we’re thankful for everyone who has helped and continues to help grow the tech industry, including the many nominees, finalists and winners of the BC Tech Technology Impact Awards of 2022. The work you do, day in and day out, helps to strengthen our field of work. The passion you bring supports the development of our […] Read More »

East Side Games one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

East Side Games in honoured to be included on The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, announced Sept. 23, 2022. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. ESG was ranked no. 172 of 430 included in the list, and earned its spot with three-year growth […] Read More »

TPB: Greasy Money named in top 25 idle games on Android and tablet

Thank you to the fans of Trailer Park Boys and players of Greasy Money for keeping the love of this Canadian collaboration going strong. Pocket Gamer, a leading news source in mobile gaming, has recently recognized Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money as one of the top 25 idle games on Android and tablet. The list […] Read More »

BC Tech Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

BC Tech has named Josh Nilson, co-founder and General Manager of East Side Games, as one of three finalists for Person of the Year in the 2022 Technology Impact Awards. At a ceremony held Thursday (June 16) evening, BC Tech proudly announced the 48 finalists across 12 Technology Impact Award categories who achieved exceptional success in the […] Read More »

Applications open for Indigenous Scholarship in Video Games

Vancouver Film School (VFS), in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, East Side Games, and Timbre Games Studio is pleased to present the 2022 Indigenous Scholarship in Video Games, including mentorship and a paid internship. The scholarship fund, valued at over US$200,000, is open to applicants 18 years of age and older who identify as First Nations […] Read More »

RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar wins NYX Game Award

Mama Ru and the Queens came to slay! RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar has been named a Gold winner of the NYX Game Awards, an international competition recognizing creative and technical excellence within the gaming industry. Specifically, Drag Race Superstar was recognized in the category of Mobile Game – Simulation, a category that encompasses mobile games […] Read More »

✨East Side Games finalist for Best Developer award✨

East Side Games, a leader in free-to-play mobile gaming, has been named a finalist for Best Developer of 2022 in the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards. As announced Thursday (March 10), ESG is one of only 14 developers to be shortlisted for the award. This recognition in itself is worth celebrating as the company continues […] Read More »

🌟 ESG to Develop Star Trek-Themed Mobile Game 🌟

Vancouver, BC, February 23, 2022 – East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (“ESGG” or the “Company“), Canada’s leading free-to-play mobile game group, announces that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products (“VCP”) for the worldwide release of a Star Trek: Lower Decks-themed mobile game on iOS and Android. In addition […] Read More »

The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

Vancouver, BC, January 27, 2022 – East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (“ESGG” or the “Company“), Canada’s leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC’s […] Read More »

🥳 East Side Games Group acquires Funko Pop! Blitz 🥳

East Side Games Group, Canada’s leading free-to-play mobile game group, announces that it has acquired all of N3TWORK Inc.’s interest in and to the Funko Pop! Blitz mobile game, and all assets used and related to the free-to-play mobile game on iOS and Android thereto. Free-to-play mobile game rights with Funko, a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, and […] Read More »

ESG Joins Team WISH in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge

This year we joined Team WISH in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge. With 68 people on Team WISH, we were all able to help raise $25,005 to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Thanks to fundraising efforts, Team WISH can continue to support participants through program delivery; including essential services […] Read More »

East Side Games Launches ARCHER: DANGER PHONE Mobile Game!

VANCOUVER, AUGUST 17, 2020 – East Side Games, in collaboration with FX Networks, 20th Century Studios Games, and Truly Social Games, is proud to announce the launch of ARCHER: DANGER PHONE, based on the Emmy Award-winning animated series from FX, Archer. Play the official mobile game today and get ready for Season 11 of Archer, Premiering Wednesday, […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy May Updates!

Join Sarah as she helps the park get learnt. How does a proud feminist survive in an old fashioned world like Sunnyvale? She puts on a show! Get your tickets to The Labia Lectures. This event is taking charge on May 7th at 2PM PST. They’re at the post and ready to make a run for […] Read More »


  VANCOUVER, MAY 5, 2020 – East Side Games, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Studios, is proud to announce their next mobile title, The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, based on the hit Sony Pictures Television Inc. network comedy series, The Goldbergs, on ABC.   The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s is an Idle Game […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy April Updates!

The boys are at it again with another SVW show, but this time they’ve got a ringer. Nathan McKinnon is coming back to Sunnyvale to bring the pain. This event is switching sports and taking names on April 2nd at 2PM PST It’s about that time for the boys to take another trip down memory lane. The […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy March Updates!

This week, the f**ked up fairy tale continues.  The boys are planning ye olde big dirty! Will our heroes be destined to a double wide that rules all the land, or condemned to a life with dope, but no flame? Find out on March 5th at 2PM PST. What do you get when you mix […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy February Updates!

This isn’t your typical Walking of The Dead episode.  There have been whispers that this Zombie event is waking up from it’s dirt nap and coming straight for your brain phones on February 6th at 2PM PST. Your favourite on-air anchorman, Steve Rogers, is here to help find Sunnyvale’s solitary sweetheart a date to the […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy November Updates!

  Well, woo-hoo and holy sh*t! America’s southern inventor is back in the park. Come and join Steve Jessup while he checks out all of Sunnyvale’s latest creations. Don’t forget the three W’s: Whiskey, Weed, and Women. Have your bail money ready because this event is getting blotto on November 7th.   Join the rhyme […] Read More »

It’s the size of your heart that matters. 

At East Side Games, we often talk about our origin story. We like to share the details of our scrappy, start-up beginnings, our lessons learned, as well as our failures along the way. We are pretty open about who we are and what got us to where we are today.   What you likely don’t […] Read More »

ESG is Powering Up Its Benefits

While making games is a dream job for many, its reality can be sobering at times. Like other creative endeavours, stress can arise between moments of elation and creation. As Jay-Z once famously opined, our daily lives equips us all with our own batch of 99 problems to work through. To help deal with life’s […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy October Updates!

  Welcome to Hockey Night in Sunnyvale, starring our very special guest, Nathan MacKinnon, (but you can call him Nate). Will Nate help the boys hat trick their way to victory, or will they end up in the penalty box? Keep your sticks on the ice because the puck drops on October 3rd.   Once […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy September Updates

  It’s back to school time again and the boys are taking a trip down memory lane. The Back 2 ‘Shrooms event is live and smoking under the bleachers on September 5th.   It’s Orangie’s bornt-day, and the boys are gonna get even more f**ked-up than last year (like they need an excuse to party). […] Read More »

Vancouver’s Traction Action

Traction Conf 2019 is in full swing and of course our fearless leader is roaming the floors, networking, and taking in pearls of wisdom from this year’s featured speakers. Big shout out to Ray and his team at Launch Academy for helping make the magic happen! Our friends at Launch Academy have been killing it […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy August Updates

   Pop some Cristal and roll a fat bliiizzzunt! Today’s the day y’all have been waitin’ for! The Roc Pile be runnin’ some sh*t and bringin the swagga back to Sunnyvale, know’m’sayin’. This event is struttin through the park on August 1st.     Time to dust off your spandex and lace up your boots. […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: June Updates

   It’s that time of year again… Samsquamptch season. We’re on the hunt for that shaggy hellion. Join us in our quest to capture this elusive beast. The New Samsquamptch event is out June 6th with brand new prizes that are… quite the catch.     I take thee liquor to be thy liquor in […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🚘 New Collectors Coming to Sunnyvale! 🚔

   We have brand new Collectors coming to Sunnyvale! We’ve redone the tutorial, and now it gives out The Sunnyvale 5-0 Liquor Collector! It’s an easy grab for any greaseball! Just don’t break the law (as much) in front of it…     The Fuzz Buggy Character Card Collector is drifting into the park as […] Read More »

East Side Games on Electric Playground

  We had the privilege of being interviewed by the one and only Victor Lucas for the second time. We guess he must like us… All we know for sure is, we’re always happy to be invited back to Electric Playground! Check out the video and get a deep dive into the mind of our […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🎂 Happy Borntday to Greasy Money! 🎂

   We’re about to piledrive the second half of Sunnyvale Screw Job right onto your device! Get ready for this stunner of a finish on April 4th at 2:00 PDT!     Choo choo, greaseballs! The Swayzie Express is stopping at Sunnyvale station on April 11th at 2:00 PDT. Hold tight! This one might go […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: ⚓️The Green T’ides of March 🍀

   Pull up the anchor and batten down the hatches! In celebration of the official Trailer Park Boys Cruise, we’re putting on an in-game celebration for all us landlocked greaseballs. Play the brand new event on March 7th at 2PM PST! Remember your sunblock!     Don’t party too hard at sea and blow your […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🐈 Who Doesn’t Love Bubbles? ❤️

  Who doesn’t love Bubbles?! Since his debut on Trailer Park Boys, this shed-dwelling resident of Sunnyvale has become a household name. In 2017, nearly twenty years later, Bubbles and the rest of the boys made the jump from the small to the even smaller screen as a main character in the Trailer Park Boys: […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🍾 New Year, New January Updates! 🎉

   Grandma Obaa-Chan has the good stuff rolled up! Her grandsons are complete weirdos, but at least they’re always holding. Play the Cheeseburger Picnic event on January 3rd to unlock all three of them!     Keep your sticks on the pavement, boys! Hockey Camp is back on January 10th with brand new prizes! Just […] Read More »

#ESGCares: Giving Back to the City That Made Us

2018 was an absolute unit. It was packed with office events, game updates, and most importantly, fundraisers. Our #ESGCares initiative has always been at the core of East Side Games, and we’ve been trying to grow it alongside our studio. The goal is simple: help those in need. Our contributions take various forms such as […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🎄Deck the Halls with December Updates! 🎅🏻

   Carol? Who the F**k is Carol? Find out in our three-part Christmas event spectacular! A brand new story kicks off on December 6th, so get ready for a spiritual journey through Christmas past, present, and future.     The festivities continue! Tune in on December 13th for the second part of our Christmas Carol […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: 🌿 A November to Remember 🦃

   Did you hear the news, greaseballs? The sticky-icky is legal, and everybody’s doing it! There are some up and coming entrepreneurs in Sunnyvale ready to start their green careers. Tune in on November 1st at 2PM PT and spark up some new business!     Community Theatre is pulling open the stage curtains! If […] Read More »

#IndiePowered, Coffee-fueled by Green Coast Coffee

We love our faithful coffee machine at ESG, but like haircuts, it’s preferable to have the human touch when pouring a fancy coffee. Beginning in October, Green Coast Coffee’s Kelly McKenzie will serve us a dazzling array of handcrafted cold brew, espresso, tea, and apple cider to brighten our Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our […] Read More »

Why Alberta Poses a New Threat to B.C. Gaming Industry

Business Vancouver recently discussed the growing game industry in Alberta with our CEO, Josh Nilson. Check it out below!   When Capcom Game Studio Vancouver Inc. closed in mid-September, the region’s video game sector, to use video game parlance, saw its health meter plummet. About 150 workers lost their jobs in the sudden closure brought […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money’s Spookiest Month Yet!

  October is upon us in Sunnyvale and something sinister is about to go down in the park. Which sh*thawk is guilty of knocking off residents one by one? You’ll have to play to find out!    Keep those sticks on the ice and your eyes on the puck! Hockey Camp is back with a […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Wedding Bells Toll in Sunnyvale

  Get ready to embrace the ones you love! The next Wedding Event is live on August 30th at 2PM PDT and it’s been completely rewritten and re-tuned!   Nothing says “consenting adults” like a little costume play. Unlock Randy’s Bumblebee costume to spice up your life and boost your Mystic Fingers profits by six […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Brand New Event! The Five-Oh Come to Sunnyvale!

  The Five-Oh are visiting Sunnyvale to run a recruitment campaign! The boys see an opportunity for a scheme, but will they make the cut and become Sunnyvale’s finest? Boot up your brainphone on August 23rd at 2PM PDT to find out!    Erica Miller is looking for potential police candidates, but we doubt she’ll […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Cheeseburger Picnic is Back with the Collins Boys!

  Ready your gut for the greasiest Cheeseburger Picnic yet! This event has a completely revamped storyline and some greasy new prizes! Join the picnic on August 16th at 2PM PT and unlock Dirty Burger costumes for both Thomas and Jacob!  The entire Collins family is in town and ready for business. Unlock Thomas Collins’ […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Brand New Characters Dennis and Terry!

  New Cutest Couple Contestants! We know most of the residents are brainless already, but this is getting out of hand on Thursday, August 2nd!    House robe on and wang out. Dennis is making his Greasy Money debut! He’s taking a break from dealing hash out of his sweet Grandma’s house to boost your […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: A Sneak Peek at the Latest Zombleys Event

  The dead are rising in Sunnyvale! We know most of the residents are brainless already, but this is getting out of hand on Thursday, August 2nd!    Jacob may have stayed out in the sun too long… Is he a zombie or just burnt? Either way, unlock Walker Zombley Jacob to boost your Sunnyvale […] Read More »

Trailer Park Girls: Queens Get the Money

It’s Ladies Night, girls! The boys are in the slammer, and the women are partying hard. Too bad they also have to run the park while getting liquored… What could go wrong? Well, tune in on July 26th at 2 PM PT to find out!        Queen Sarah Gets the Money! She sure […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: The Good Ol’ Hockey Game!

It’s time for Hockey Camp! Join us from July 19th 2PM PT to July 23rd 4PM PT to score some big prizes! Make it greasy and keep your sticks on the ice.      Steinberg is a bit of a scumbag but he fights for you! He triples all your businesses’ profits by finding loopholes […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: All the Park’s a Stage

Move aside Les Mis! It’s Lahey’s big theatrical break! Come on down to Sunnyvale for the best show of drama in the world!      Ricky is geared up and ready for battle. Unlock the Piss Jug Armer! It’s not just for protection. It also quadruples the profits from your Piss Factory! You’re in business! […] Read More »

Press Release – It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile

Join The Gang in Their Crazy Money-Making Schemes in “It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile” FoxNext Games and East Side Games will bring The Gang together for a series of hijinks in the upcoming game, It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile. Based on the award-winning FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Tough Love

Wedding bells are ringing! Jacob and Trinity are tying the knot with a brand new prize and story. You’re invited to their special day, kicking off on June 7th at 2PM PT!      There’s a new tough guy in town. Bubbles has had it up to HERE with people pushing him around. Unlock his […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Celebrate Liquor Day with Huge Prizes!

It’s no secret that Sunnyvale loves liquor… Which is why we’re celebrating all spirits this event! Just remember, the liquor works both ways! Play Liquor Day on Thursday, June 28th to Monday, July 2nd to win big prizes!      The boys have gotten into the swish! Julian is dancing around with an old, dirty […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Uncuff Lucy’s Constable Sexy Costume

Officer, catch that Samsquamptch! There’s a new cop in town, and she’s ready to bust you outside the muffler shop! She’ll be up for grabs during the live event June 21st to 25th.        Give your Army Surplus a Push-Up …or get cuffed? Well, Lucy’s latest costume can do both of those things! […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Lahey the Liquor Snurf!

Who’s the Cutest? Things are heating up in Sunnyvale between a hot new couple! Don’t miss the brand new story and prize on June 14th.        The Liquor Snurf’s in Town! He’s pretty efficient for someone who just blue himself. Lahey’s Liquor Snurf costume will boost your Roc Vodka’s profits by 6X!   […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Unlock Tommy Bean!

Come and see! The Swayzie Express is pulling into Sunnyvale station! On June 7th at 2PM PT, Tommy Bean and the Stolen ATM will be up for grabs!     Tommy Bean with his bag of beans! Unlock this slingshot-wielding greaseball and double all your profits!   Snag the Stolen ATM! The stolen ATM will […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Sign up for Hockey Camp!

The Stanley Cup: Sunnyvale Edition! Get your sticks on the ice (or street), boys, because it’s time to play some hockey! The new event is hitting the rink at 2PM PT on May 31st.     Jacob’s in net taking pucks like a champ. This costume boosts the Denture King by 4x! That’s good news, […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Eternal Orangie Lives On!

Happy Bornt Day, Orangie! We have a new prize coming your way this event. We’ve immortalized Orangie for ya! Unlock him in the latest event starting on May 24th at 2PM PT!     Eternal Orangie lives on! He’s not as active as he used to be, but thanks to string theory and the space-time […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Randy! The Greasiest Gut in the Park.

The curtains are opening! Greasy prizes are up for grabs in the latest Community Theatre event, starting Thursday May 17th at 2PM PT! Make sure you play to unlock the prizes before the event ends Monday, May 21st at 4PM PT.   Unlock the best gut in the park! Give your Dirty Burger a hefty bonus with […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Little Ricky and Bobby Turkalino

Help J-Roc get his swagger back! Play the newly rebalanced Rap Battle event on May 10th at 2 PT. It’s time to remind Jamie who he is, ya’ nome sayin’? Maybe some new prizes will help jog his memory. Meet Little Ricky and Bobby Turkalino! These puppets might be the only thing keeping Bubbles from […] Read More »

East Side Games – Tech Culture of the Year Award Finalist!

Huzzah! East Side Games is honoured to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) for Tech Culture of the Year award. For 25 years, the award ceremony has played a vital role in celebrating BC’s bubbling tech sector, and we’re humbled to be chosen as a nominee. […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Whoa, Did Julian Lose All His Muscles?

Wait a Second… That’s not Julian! Cheeseburger Picnic is back with a brand new prize! Julian’s looking a little bit thinner than usual. Wait that’s not Julian, that’s Jacob as Julian! You can win this exclusive Jacob costume, as well as unlock Reggie during this week’s event. It starts at 2:00 PM PT on May […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Samsquamptch Sighting

Samsquamptch Sighting in Sunnyvale Multiple sightings of the mythic Samsquamptch are being reported in Sunnyvale! Starting this Thursday at 2PM PT, you’ll have a chance to unlock the greasy beast itself… sort of. Epic New Prize: Sam-Sqaumptch costume So technically, it’s not the real Samsquamptch, but Sam is close enough. Just look at all that greasy […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Happy 420!

Happy 420 Sh*thawks Sunnyvale is gearing up for the biggest holiday of the year: 4/20! Starting on April 19th at 2pm PT, the latest event is celebrating all things green. Two new greasy costumes are up for grabs, and everyone is ripped out of their heads! The event ends on Monday, April 23 at 4pm PT, so what […] Read More »

Roachy, our stoned raccoon, celebrates 4/20 a little too early!

We had quite the surprise when we saw our Roachy all over the news this week, apparently as a Stoned Raccoon! “Looks like 4/20 came earlier for the little stoner” – Vice “Presumably, the raccoon was able to sleep off the effects of the weed” – My Palm Beach Post “People call the emergency services […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Cutest Couple Contest

New Storyline for Cutest Couple Event Steve Rogers and Channel 10 are hosting a Cutest Couple contest and the boys have a plan to win it. The new event starts on the 5th at 2PM PT and ends at a new time on the 9th at 4PM PT. That’s 2 extra bonus hours to unlock new prizes and […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Lahey!

Brand New Event: Community Theatre A brand new event is starting this Thursday, March 29th  just in time for the Easter weekend. Get ready to unlock two new characters and a Sunnyvale classic, Lim Jahey. Sorry, Jim Lahey! Epic New Prize: Lahey! Randy and Lahey have been rehearsing their play for ages. It’s the theatrical event […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Gary the Security Guard!

Cheeseburger Picnic is back with a brand new prize! Security is tightening up in Sunnyvale as Gary stops by! You can win this new character along with liquor and cards during the live event on March 22nd at 2PM PST. Get grilling this weekend because Cheeseburger Picnic will only be running until March 26th at 2PM PST. Unlock […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: The Green Bastard!

Bubbles? Who’s Bubbles? It’s the Green Bastard, parts unknown, baby! Enter the wrassling ring during the Rap Battle event March 15th at 2PM for your chance to try to take him down. Be warned though, he’s a tough opponent. Watch the trailer to size him up! Here by popular demand… Earn this powerful costume that gives […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Hunt Samsquamptch!

The Hunt for Samsquamptch Begins! Oh my god, boys. We’re officially dealing with a Samsquamptch. It’s probably a 10 footer by the looks of it. Some say they don’t exist, but you try telling that to all the people who got eaten by them! This hairy bastard is coming to the next event on March […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: The Return of the Zombie Apoctalips!

The Zombie Apoctalips has returned! Back by popular demand, this event is a fan favourite! The boys are gonna need your help against the undead invasion on March 1st at 2PM PST. Complete with a brand new story, rebalance, and unlocks! It will be available to all players past Season 5! She’s large and in […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: The Scorpion is Coming!

Choo Choo, Greaseballs! The Swayzie Train is pulling into Sunnyvale Station with a powerful brand new prize! Be sure to check it out on February 22nd at 2PM PST! Try to unlock all the prizes before it ends Monday, February 26th at 2PM PST. Bubbles has vanished… The Scorpion has rolled into the park. He just moved […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Ron Pencock is Here!

Grab your party hat, cause it’s Orangie’s Bornt Day! Bornt Day is back for a limited time from February the 15th 2PM PST to February 19th 2PM PST. This event gives you another chance at Baby Mo and a brand new character! Baby Mo will help you double profits for Ricky’s Used Gas. Ron Pencock is coming to […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Love

Greasy Love is in the Air! Treat your special loved ones to some good chicken fingers and a night out behind the muffler shop. We’re celebrating with a brand new event, characters, and costumes! The spanking new event starts at 2:00 PM PST on February 8th and ends on February 12th at 2:00 PM PST. You don’t want […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Reggie!

Cheeseburger Picnic – Completely Retuned! New character and event, let’s go! Cheeseburger Picnic has been completely retuned, so it’s time to try new tactics. The event starts at 2:00 PM PST on January 25th and ends on January 29th at 2:00 PM PST. Get in there quick if you want to unlock Reggie! Win a New […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Win Cyrus!

Swayzie Express – New and Improved! The Swayzie Express event is back but with new updates! The event has been completely ref**kulated so you better change up your tactic because old strategies won’t work!  Win Cyrus! Cyrus is up for grabs in the latest event! He may be a jerk, but he’s going to boost profits […] Read More »

East Side Games’ Gundam Club

– Gundam Club Rules: 1) Have fun 2) Safety first 3) You don’t talk about Gundam Club 4) Tell everyone about Gundam Club 5) All nerds are welcome – In Episode 23 of Gundam Build Fighters, Tatsuya Yuki explains, “Gunpla is freedom. You can build as you like.” Do the members of East Side Games’ […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Rap Battle is Back!

Rap Battles and Snowmobiles Will J Roc get his swagger back? The Rap Battle event is coming back on January 11th at 2:00 PM PST! This greasy event will be live for 4 days, so make sure to play in order to win a brand new Snowmobile!  Ride Around Sunnyvale in Style This bad boy works all […] Read More »

East Side Games’ Favourite Mobile Games of 2017

  Another year comes to an end, and we know what that means! It’s time for content creators to assemble lists of their favourite games of 2017. We were stoked to see ourselves on Touch Arcade’s Best iPhone Games of 2017. Trailer Park Boys Greasy Money landed in their Simulation section. Eli Hodapp had some […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: New Years Event

New Years Event Smokes, let’s go! The Bornt Day event is coming back on the 29th at 11AM PST! This greasy event will be live for 4 days! New Costumes Since it’s running over the New Years, the boys are dressed up in their best New Years Eve costumes. Be sure to check it out […] Read More »

Thanks for the Awards, 2017!

    2017 is drawing to a close, and as we’ve said before, it’s been a big year. We’d like to take a moment to highlight a few rewards we were nominated for and to thank those who supported us. Giving us a spotlight bolstered our spirits and made us feel like we were producing […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Xmas Event Conclusion!

Xmas Event Part 3 We’re back for the third part of our Christmas event series! Check it out for the greasy conclusion to this festive tale of holiday cheer… or holiday debauchery. The event kicks off on the 22nd at 11am PST for 4 days! New Costumes! Phil’s a pretty convincing Santa, just needs to […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Xmas Event Part Two

Xmas Event Continues Ho ho ho, greaseballs! Part 2 of the Christmas Event is upon us! Starting on the 14th at 2PM PST, the event will run for 4 days.  New Costumes We’ve got a brand new prize to celebrate the holiday season! Bubbles is looking good in his new duds, and you can unlock […] Read More »

ESG and Friends’ Marathon for Meals

From 10am on December 2nd to 10am the following day, we hosted a 24 hour streaming extravaganza on Twitch. We called this Marathon for Meals. All proceeds that were donated went to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and boy was it a success. The 24 hour streaming marathon was a whirlwind of positivity. We want […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: New Seasonal Event!

New Seasonal Event Hits Sunnyvale! ‘Tis the season to get super drunk! On Thursday, December 7th at 2:00pm PST we have the first of a three-part Xmas theme to hit your brain-phones this winter season! Tune in to catch the Boys in some holiday hilarity and get some greasy prizes. Collect Holiday Currency It’s time […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Cheeseburger Picnic!

Cheeseburger Picnic Event It’s perfect weather for a Picnic, don’t you think? Get ready to cook up some hamburgers and dig into some new content with the latest update! The Cheeseburger Picnic event is running right now and will be live for 4 days starting Thursday, November 23 at 2 pm PST! What are you waiting for?! New Costumes […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Rap Battle in the Park

The Microphone Assassin You may not know this, but J Roc is actually a square. No really, it’s true! We know it’s hard to believe. Don’t worry, this new event will prove it, and it’s live now! The rap battle in the park is running right now and will be live for 4 days starting Thursday, […] Read More »

Staying Weird After 7 Years of Growth

2017 is drawing to a close, and it’s been a busy year for us at East Side Games.   We launched the Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money mobile game to great success in the app marketplace, and have continued to release content on a weekly basis for all of our titles. Hitting the top of […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Another Wedding Event

Jacob and Trinity Grab your tuxedos boys, it looks like Trinity and Jacob are getting married (again)! One of these weddings should stick… at least it’s just another chance to get a sweet prize! The wedding is running right now and will be live for 4 days starting Thursday, November 9 at 2 pm PST! What […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: New Seasons and Event!

Can’t stop the Greasy Money train, greaseballs! We’ve rolled out a new update, and the Swayzie Express Event is back with a brand new prize, but don’t worry, you can still get the Swayzie Train as well! The Swayzie event is live now and we have a new prize! It looks like the boys managed to drag a bank robot […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Halloween Event Part 3

The Zombley outbreak has infected more Sunnyvale residents this week – it’s survival of the fitness from here on out. Week 3 of the Halloween Zombley invasion is here, and things are getting pretty messed up. Somehow it’s come down to Cory, Randy, and Ricky. It’s time for a last stand, boys! Who will make it out alive? […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Halloween Event Part 2!

Zombleys are all over Sunnyvale and we’re just fighting for our lives. Raykins are everywhere, everybody’s turning, and Julian is bitten! Our brains are short circulating trying to keep up. What will happen next? There’s another Halloween event coming, and it’s picking up where the story left off. Forgot what happened? Don’t worry, Conky will […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money – Zombie Outbreak Hits Sunnyvale!

Get locked and loaded, boys (not too loaded)! Those greasy raykins are on the loose spreading the zombie plague. Look out for infected residents! The latest event is LIVE for the next four days so it’s survival of the fitness from here on out. Alright, you’ll be collecting brains in this one. Work hard and […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Live Event – He’s Cool Now!

We’re celebrating Orangie’s Bornt Day again! Which Orangie is this? Oh well, just get ready to crack some liquor and celebrate with a new prize: Cool Now! The event is live now and will end in four days! Ricky just busted this guy out of a hot car, and he’s cool now. Oh, that’s a […] Read More »

Game Jam – Just Making Games

When you work at a game studio that supports numerous live games, it’s easy to forget the pure pleasure of making a game from scratch. The simple joy of working with a small team and grinding out a prototype in under two days can be as refreshing as it is tiring. This is why we […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Wedding Event Live Now! ??

Hands down, greaseballs! Trinity and Jacob are getting married… again. We guess the first time didn’t stick. Oh well, just another chance to get a sweet prize! Grab your tuxedo and try to unlock the Vodka Kiddie Pool! Get two birds stoned at once as you cool off and get wasted at the same time. […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money – Event On Meow!

Get ready to grill up some cheese burgers, boys, because The Cheeseburger Picnic is back in Sunnyvale and live right MEOW!   Did you miss the chance to unlock the cutest greaseball in the park? That’s okay, because Gary Laser Eyes is back! More than just a cute face, this little guy boosts Kitty Land […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money Live Event – Trailer Park Drift!

Buckle up, boys! Bubble’s Go-Cart is coming to Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money! The latest event is NOW LIVE! Get the perfect vehicle to pick up your greaseball friends from jail. The event is live for 4 days, so what are you waiting for?! Smokes, let’s go! And for all you computer-box fans out there, Trailer […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money Featured on Facebook Gameroom

We’re proud to bring Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money to Facebook Gameroom. It’s still early days but check it out and replay your favourite seasons from the game.  Available now on Facebook Gameroom for Windows 7 and above. Currently, you’ll find us featured on the front page when you install Facebook Gameroom. Download Gameroom and […] Read More »

Get a FREE Month of SwearNet – SEPTEMBERFREE!

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the set of Trailer Park Boys, the Jim Lahey and Randy Show, and more. And it won’t cost you a penny!   Getting free sh*t is so much f**king fun – YEAH!  Enter the code SEPTEMBERFREE for a free month of SwearNet.  Watch the video below and learn more on the Swearnet Blog!   […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Cheeseburger Picnic is Back, Boys!

Hey greaseballs! We have another event happening in Sunnyvale!   We’re re-running Cheeseburger Picnic STARTING NOW with Baby Randy as the prize this time. Word around the park is he came out with that hair… The lil’ tyke will boost your Dirty Dancer profits! The event will run for 5 days, so get in here! […] Read More »

FIVE more seasons added to Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money

Hey greaseballs, we have some hot new seasons for your brain phone! FIVE new seasons are live in Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money! Season #41: “I don’t care if you are just a projectile of my brainium.” Season #42: “Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor.”  Season #43: “Bangus Interruptus!”  Season #44: “Never Trust a Man with […] Read More »

#ESGUniversity: How to be a Game Studio Without an Actual Studio

What happens when a game studio with over 80 employees has to vacate their work space on a dime? Short answer: improvise and hustle. Keep reading for the long answer. East Side Games has roughly 80 employees, and as of this moment, we have no permanent studio space. In the words of Frank Sinatra, we’ve […] Read More »

New Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money Live Event – Orangie Rerun!

Blub blub, greaseballs! Did you miss the chance to grab Orangie? Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re running another event starting now with Orangie as the prize! Well, maybe not the EXACT same Orangie. This might be Orangie 4.0… or 12.0.  How many times do we need to tell Ricky that goldfish don’t drink shooters?! […] Read More »

Pot Farm Players Raise Funds for Vancouver Firefighter Charities

Hello Farmers! The province of British Columbia is experiencing the worst wildfire season it has seen since 1958. Wildfires continue to devastate the province as new evacuation orders come into effect for communities in the Interior, keeping approximately 6,000 B.C. residents away from their homes. On Friday, July 21, the Vancouver Firefighter Charitable Society held a boot […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money New Wedding Event!

Long stories get short, boys, there’s a wedding on the way! The event is starting on August 10th at 2pm PST, so get your best shirt on and get ready to crack some liquor. Jacob and Trinity are tying the knot in Sunnyvale! Everyone’s dressing for the occasion, and it’s shaping up to be a […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money now has 40 Seasons to Play!

We’re keeping this grease train running, boys! New seasons are here! There are five new ones to play through for a total of 40 seasons! No need to update, just restart the app and check it out! New Characters and Businesses! Lock and load greaseballs, because a hotdog eating, loincloth wearing, caveman is coming by […] Read More »

CHOO CHOO! The Swayzie Express is pulling in to Sunnyvale!

We have another event pulling into Sunnyvale station, boys! Starting on July 26th, the event will run for 4 days straight. We recommend pairing the event with some chicken fingers, pepperoni, and liquor. The Swayzie Express is up for grabs! We all know that smokin’ dope and playing with model trains is a good time. […] Read More »

Pot Farm Questpack Raising Funds for Firefighters’ Charity

Hello Farmers! We’re releasing a limited time Quest Pack for Pot Farm for two days only! All net proceeds from this pack will be donated to the Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society to help with relief efforts for communities threatened by wildfires in British Columbia. The Woodsy Wheeze Quest Pack will be our own way of […] Read More »

Standby this weekend for the most Canadian collaboration ever!

We’re not just talking about how Canada is turning 150 years old this weekend (congratulations, ya old dog), or the collaboration between fries, gravy, and cheese. We’re talking about how East Side Games came together with Trailer Park Boys to spawn a beautiful digital love child: a mobile game called “Trailer Park Boys Greasy Money” […] Read More »

Here at East Side Games, we have a motto: Community is everything

Here at East Side Games, we have a motto: Community is everything. As an independent studio, one without publishers, we thrive on our fans and their support. It drives us every day and fuels our products. This explains the constant buzz of excitement in the studio since the launch of Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money. […] Read More »

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money by East Side Games Launches Worldwide

Vancouver, Canada – April 20th, 2017 – In what some are calling the most “Canadian collaboration ever”, East Side Games and The Trailer Park Boys have paired up to create an all-new mobile game with exclusive content and addicting, one-handed gameplay.   Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money is a tongue-in-cheek idle game where you run […] Read More »

ESG In the Press – Business in Vancouver

In the battle for gaming business, Vancouver is about to ‘git gud’   With clinchers like talent, innovation and lifestyle, Vancouver is fast climbing the leaderboard to become the video game hub of Canada. As of 2015, 27.1% of video game firms were primarily located in BC, compared to Quebec with 29.4%. But, as the […] Read More »

A Letter From a Founder on Equality

After a very fiery vocal discussion about our health benefits forms in the office this morning, we (the entire studio) received an email from HR stating: Due to Jason Bailey’s passionate rant this morn about gender boxes on the benefit forms and forcing employees to state their sexual orientation by identifying their partner’s gender AND […] Read More »

#ESGcares – Crabtree Corner

    As with yesterday’s Valentine’s Day treats, we’ve been on a roll with our determination to be more active in our charitable mindset. . Every year around the Christmas holidays, with the help of our families, and friends, we raise money to support Crabtree. But in 2015, we decided to do something a little bit […] Read More »

#ESGcares – Valentines Day

There’s a reason why we are coined Eastside Games, and it’s because we are part of the Eastside in Vancouver (or DTES as it’s known). We live in it — a lot of us do, anyways –, we work in it, we love it, and we aren’t keen on turning a blind eye to the rest of […] Read More »

Vancouver Global Game Jam 2016

    Last weekend, into the wee hours, games were made. The Global Game Jam, is the largest event of it’s kind. It’s global! These “jams” are events where large groups of people gather in a central place to destroy the internet… I kid. Game Developers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds gather to make […] Read More »


Vancouver Game Studio Spotlight: East Side Games   Rooted in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community since 2011, East Side Games is an independent game studio that knows what it’s about and loves what it does. Their flagship title “Pot Farm” garnered a huge fan base as a Facebook game, then made waves as “Pot Farm: Grass […] Read More »

Global Game Jam Van 2016 Kick-off Party!

Last year, our very own Josh Nilson (CEO) noticed an odd trend when stopping by the Global Game Jam Vancouver; there was a serious lack of local studio involvement. This year, we’re extremely proud to see that nearly the entire list of sponsors for the event are Vancouver Game Dev studios. Including us. We wanted […] Read More »


All the news are belong to us! Since we launched the announcement last Thursday about the TPB (Trailer Park Boys) game, we’ve had Android  Headlines, Touch Arcade, Mobile Syrup and Tech Vibes cover us in their articles! Read them here: This week in video games: November 2, 2015 – Georgia Straight East Side Games Working On Trailer […] Read More »

Press Release: Trailer Park Boys Mobile Game

VANCOUVER, October 22, 2015 – East Side Games is very proud to announce their next mobile title: Trailer Park Boys: The Mobile Game! For the first time ever… Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, along with all your favorite citizens of Sunnyvale have made it to the even smaller screen! Join the boys on a misguided mission to […] Read More »

ESG introduces the Outside Referrals Program

It’s a new season and I encourage you to encourage your friends to apply because we’ve just launched our Outside Referral program! Check out the full time permanent positions available here. If you know a friend, partner, classmate or someone who has a superb personality, is an avid player of video games and just kicks ass in general who’s […] Read More »

ESG Is a part of the Vancouver Climate Pledge at Climate Week NYC!

As an active supporter on reducing carbon footprints, the whole team at East Side Games has been making actions to help keep the planet healthy for generations to come. We are proud to announce that we’re one of the 10 companies and organizations that support the Vancouver Climate Pledge!!! Mayor Gregor Robertson announced today the launch of Vancouver’s […] Read More »

Hiring New Positions!

We are currently looking to recruit new faces in the office ! A Unity Engineer East Side Games has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer with Unity experience.  As our Unity Engineer, you’ll make use of your prior technical experience in game development in Unity3D to create multi-platform games for Android and iOS. You’ll work with […] Read More »

Idle Paws Kitty Clicker Update

Apple Store! After a little wait, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched Idle Paws build 1.2.10 on iOS devices in the AppStore. An update is already on the way to assist in catching up our iOS players with the current build out on the Google Play Store. Download Idle Paws iOS right now HERE. […] Read More »

East Side Games Stream On

February 27th, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST SIDE GAMES STARTS EPIC TWITCH CHANNEL, INVOLVES FANS IN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Going live on February 18th, 2015, Vancouver social games mainstay East Side Games have launched a dedicated channel on the video streaming service Twitch, with the purpose of doubling down on their commitment to being a transparent, […] Read More »

Pot Farm Board Game Available Online!

Wahoooooo!!! The Pot Farm Board Game is NOW AVAILABLE but only with a limited amount at Amazon! Our Kickstarter backers have been loving their games so far, so get yours now! We did a limited edition run, so get one before they sell out. Thanks again, have fun playing! Uncle Floyd and the Pot Farm gang […] Read More »

Pot Farm Board Game 2015 Shipping Update

Hello everyone! We want to thank you so much for being so patient! The board games have passed through customs and have arrived to our distributer safely on December 22nd!!! However, our fulfillment/distribution partner, Game Salute, has stopped operations until after they’ve returned from the holidays on January 5th. We expect them to mail you […] Read More »

East Side Games Sponsors Hat Jam 7: Meow Tales

  East Side Games was a proud sponsor of the 7th Hat Jam; Meow Tales. Hosted by VFS Game Design alumni, at the VFS Game Design campus, Hat Jam is a game jam where creative minds have 48-hours to make a game from start to finish. This time, they drew fairytale themes out of our magical hats! […] Read More »

Pot Farm Board Game Shipping Update

Here’s a quick update for everyone. We’ve been hard at work on making sure the board game and the rewards are assembled perfectly for all the backers. The printing and curing process of the board games are complete and they are on their way from China to the United States, but due to the congestion […] Read More »

Limited 2x Pot Farm Board Game Bundle

We’re pretty ecstatic to have our board game in production, it’s currently in the printing stage so they’re just around the corner until they arrive. In the meantime, we are having a sale for the next pre-ordered 30 Pot Farm board games! You’ll receive not 1, but 2 board games for $50 instead of $80. […] Read More »

Pot Farm On CTV

This morning CTV briefly mentioned Pot Farm the Board Game on their morning news segment! We’re still early on our Kickstarter campaign! Go help us reach our goal!     Read More »

Indie Art Concepts for Mighty Bots

    East Side Games has been working with Indie Artist Jesse Turner (@Jouste) to create some cool concept art for our latest game, Mighty Bots. Check out his amazing work:     Like what you see? Click here to play Mighty Bots! Read More »

East Side Games featured in CMC Magazine

  Here at ESG, we don’t limit what people can make. If people are the next Zuckerbergs, and you’re hiring these geniuses that want to go off and build their own company, you should be nurturing them, not restricting them. – Josh Nilson, CEO Check out the rest of the feature here. Read More »

East Side Games Studio Hosts IGDA

East Side Games was delighted to host Vancouver IGDA’s mixer at our studio on October 8th. Our studio was packed with passionate game devs from Vancouver! We gave out cute Dragon Up cookies and Jason Bailey gave a talk on Women in the Indie game industry. For the full story check out Geek Badge’s recap […] Read More »

Indie Power Parties

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Indie Power Happy Hour with Facebook at PAX Dev 2013 this year down in Seattle at the same time as our Indie Power Happy Hour in Vancouver on Thursday August 29th. This exclusive party is open to anyone who RSVPs on our eventbrite page! […] Read More »

Help Aieron, Get PAX Ticket

We here at East Side Games was touched by Keith “Aieron” Knight‘s story of going to fulfill his dream in watching the League of Legend’s (LoL) World Championship in person. Keith has muscular dystrophy, but rather than letting that stop him, he’s an accomplished LoL player. He has raised awareness and funds for muscular dystrophy […] Read More »

The Gamesauce Behind Dragon Up and an Indie Prize Award

Full Article: Click Here Popular gaming site Gamesauce released a post-mortem story about the development behind Dragon Up. The article covers the game’s production and humble beginnings as well as dives deeper into the design and economy within the vomit-harvesting adventure. Before jumping into the meat of the game, Gamesauce begins their story with an […] Read More »

Dragon Up Wins the Indie Prize Showcase

Nominated for its quirky humour and whimsical art style, East Side Game’s Dragon Up went down to this year’s Casual Connect 2013 and took home the Best Art Award at the Indie Prize Showcase. Dragon Up, originally released on iOS and recently released on Facebook, has been the talk of several media outlets. Time after […] Read More »

ESG at Casual Connect 2013

    Casual Connect 2013 (July 30 – August 1) is just around the corner and East Side Games is going to be well represented! Josh Nilson will be speaking on Wednesday July 30th at 11 AM on Building an Amazing Company Culture. Josh will also be speaking about Community Management in FTP Games on […] Read More »

ESG at Full Indie Summit!

Hey everyone! If you have $10 and love games you should come to Full Indie Summit this weekend!  East Side Games will also be co-hosting two parties around this event: Full Indie Summit Kick-Off Happy Hour (in conjunction with Tapjoy) Friday, April 19th from 5 – 7pm The Portside Pub Register here! Full Indie Summit […] Read More »

East Side Games is Interviewed on Shogun Gamer

Check out Shogun Gamer‘s interview with East Side Games’s Co-founder and COO, Josh Nilson, on the history of our games and the future of being an indie developer. Vancouver’s East Side Games launched themselves from the arguably inauspicious beginnings of Pot Farm to become a stable, successful, and growing indie shop currently approaching the ripe old […] Read More »

Dragon Up is on The Portable Podcast!

Our very own Josh Nilson and Jim Wagner were guests on 148Apps‘ The Portable Podcast, Episode 175. Carter talks with East Side Games about their newest free-to-play title Dragon Up, why they think it fits their “indie freemium” ethos, and the analytics of dragon barf. Check out the Podcast on 148Apps. Read More »

Animation World Network Covers the Art and Animation in Dragon Up

The Animation World Network recently sat down with Dragon Up’s art and animation team and talked about the direction behind Dragon Up’s unique art style and the future of animation in mobile gaming. To successfully create the quantity of unique visuals called for in the game, the artistic team stuck with the restrictions they had assigned […] Read More »

Dragon Up Covered by The iPhone Mom

The iPhone Mom recently covered Dragon Up in their Ten For Tuesday feature. We’re super excited that Dragon Up is a game that really captivated the iPhone moms’ attention. We’re always happy when families can enjoy endless hours of dragon treasure barfing and rainbow gold pooping. The Dragon Up app is designed as a fun game.  With […] Read More »

Digital Trends says “Dragon Up for iPhone is Disgustingly Good”

Dragon Up was recently reviewed by Digital Trends. Dragon biology is quite a complicated subject but we think this review captures it perfectly. East Side Games breaks the mold that most games starring dragons tend to fall victim. Instead of casting these scaly, oversized lizards as the villains of the game, the developers have crafted a unique […] Read More »

Dragon Up Reviewed by Kotaku

Dragon Up got reviewed by Kotaku with the headline “The Best Thing About This Dragon Breeding Game is Definitely the Vomit” It’s not the hand-animated visuals, crafted by artists whose resumes include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Atomic Betty. It’s not the challenge of matching each dragon with their favorite treasures, collecting and combining items to […] Read More »

Press Release – Dragon Up

Play Dragon Up for iOS! Hatch a whimsical flock of dragons in the new mobile game from East Side Games. East Side Games has launched Dragon Up, its newest game for iOS! Hatch and raise beautiful, hand-animated dragons and send them on trips to juggle gnomes, collect treasure, and barf gold! ★ Play with dozens of […] Read More »

Pot Farm Featured on Mashable

Pot Farm was mentioned on Mashable’s article “11 Bizarre Facebook Apps You Won’t Believe” alongside a flurry of other interesting Facebook apps. This game is essentially FarmVille on marijuana. Though it’s intended for ages 21 and up, the game’s description invites users to be part of “the other ‘green’ movement.” The goal is to grow cash crops […] Read More »

Dragon Up Limited Release

Dragon Up is live on the iTunes Store in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Ireland! Check out the features of our latest title for iOS: Hatch a whimsical flock of dragons and rebuild the Legendary Roost of the Dragons! Dragon questing, gold barfing, treasuring hunting: Dragon Up’s got it all! Features: ★ Play with […] Read More »

East Side Games Year in Review 2012

2012 was a massive year for us. Take a look at everything the amazing people here at East Side Games have done in the past year! View the full year here. View the entire year here.     Read More »

Pot Farm Year in Review

Everyone loves numbers!  Check out some amazing stats about everything that our fans accomplished in the past 365 days! Thanks for being awesome everyone. Read More »

Geek Badge Visits East Side Games

Geek Badge dropped by the East Side Games office to get an inside look at our fiercely independent studio: East Side Games in Vancouver has grown into the prime example of not only how to grow an indie development company, but also what it can bring to the industry. Seeds of big time developers has sprouted one […] Read More »

Ruby Skies is Fiercely Independent!

Thanks to all of our fans for the great beta feedback! Ruby Skies is temporarily unavailable for download (but don’t worry, if you have it already you can still play). “We’re very excited to be relaunching Ruby Skies under our own label,” says COO Josh Nilson, “it will be in the App Store as soon […] Read More »

East Side Games Launches Ruby Skies Worldwide

  Play Ruby Skies Now! Developer East Side Games and publishing partner 6waves want to spread love to the world in the worldwide release of their newest iOS game Ruby Skies. East Side Games, creators of popular Facebook game Pot Farm, launches Ruby Skies across the world. A game of exploration and romance. Gamers in […] Read More »

East Side Games Joins Effort to Protect Eagle Habitat

The Globe and Mail interviewed East Side Games CEO Jason Bailey, who discussed his studio’s support for an Ancient Forest Alliance campaign: A Vancouver-based video-game company has joined an environmental group’s quest to protect a bald eagle habitat, and plans to integrate the bird of prey into its games.   East Side Games announced its support […] Read More »

ESG Joins Cause to Save Eagle Habitat

Metro News interviewed East Side Games CEO Jason Bailey on the studio’s partnership with Ancient Forest Alliance: A Vancouver-based game developer has joined forces with an environmental group to make sure it’s not game over for B.C.’s old-growth forests and bald eagle habitat.   East Side Games CEO Jason Bailey announced Wednesday that the company has […] Read More »

ESG is Pumped for PAX!

Vancouver Sun interviewed East Side Games co-founder and COO Josh Nilson on the studio’s presence at the PAX Dev conference in Seattle: Josh Nilson wants to get his games in front of more people. But to do that, the chief operating officer of Vancouver-based East Side Games will have to figure out a new strategy for […] Read More »

East Side Games Releases Ruby Skies for iOS

    Romance through the open clouds on this lovely iPad adventure from developer East Side Games in collaboration with publishing partner 6waves. East Side Games, makers of the fan-favourite Facebook game Pot Farm, wants players to do the work of the angels with their newly released Ruby Skies, a game of exploration and romance. […] Read More »

Gamezebo Flies ESG’s Ruby Skies

Gamezebo just released a preview of Ruby Skies, East Side Games’ latest title for iOS: Billed as a game of “exploration and romance,” East Side’s latest is part time management sim., part comedy adventure, part harlequin romance novel. Venus has determined (as gods are wont to do) that the world needs more love, and sends Cupid […] Read More »

Inside Social Games Interview on Ruby Skies for iOS

Inside Social Games interviewed East Side Games CEO Jason Bailey and Ruby Skies producer Jacob Krarup on the company’s latest release for iOS, which is like “waffles for the eyes”: Ruby Skies is a combination of relationship-building, item collection and exploration genres. The game has players controlling Cupid, in all his cherubic glory. Cupid’s been instructed […] Read More »

Welcome to the new I Like Slots!

Welcome to the new I Like Slots! The classic slots title by developer East Side Games receives a major update and modern-day reboot. East Side Games, makers of Pot Farm, have brought back the classic hit I Like Slots. Originally released in 2009, it is one of the first community-driven slots games on Facebook. The new […] Read More » features East Side Games! wrote an awesome feature on East Side Games and how the company stays “fiercely independent”: Our culture is king. We have a very unique culture and team. We have fun – I mean we built and support Pot Farm and we like to say we are fiercely independent. We love our fans and work with them […] Read More »

The First Stereoscopic 3D Item in Social Games

THE FIRST STEREOSCOPIC 3D ITEM FROM EAST SIDE GAMES Psychedelic! East Side Games released its first 3D item: The Psychedelic 3D Chick. Sporting stereoscopic 3D shades, this chick is a prime example of the brewing creativity among the Pot Farm art team. This little tweeter can be viewed in full 3D using stereoscopic 3D glasses […] Read More »

PotFarm and ESG Featured on Inside Social Games!

We’ve got an awesome writeup on Inside Social Games! Pot Farm is proof a Facebook game can succeed on the social network without any actual promotion. According to Creative Director Galan Akin, this was no easy task. “Facebook has made it really hard to survive and grow without advertising,” he says. That was problematic for […] Read More » Revisits Pot Farm surprised the Pot Farm team with a stellar article on the game’s recent successes. “It’s not clear if it was a single contributing factor that has led to the resurgence in popularity for Pot Farm, or whether it was a combination of things. The developers have certainly been making strong efforts to promote the […] Read More »

Press Release – Pot Farm Ranks Top 20; Almost at 1 Million Likes

POT FARM RANKS TOP 20 FASTEST-GROWING FACEBOOK GAMES; ALMOST AT 1 MILLION LIKES Jun 13, 2012.   Pot Farm, a two year old marijuana-themed farming game by East Side Games, hit the top 20 fastest-growing Facebook games on Inside Social Games this week and is approaching 1 million likes on its fan page. Originally released in April […] Read More »

InsideMobileApps covers NomNom Combo 2.0

The folks over at InsideMobileApps took a round 2 perspective at NomNom Combo. In this piece, author Pete Davison, who originally reviewed NomNom Combo in February, gives his two cents on the game’s recent improvements. Davison comments on how the game’s stronger social functionality its ability to connect with Facebook, allowing players to invite friends […] Read More »

Press Release – NomNom Combo 2.0

SPIN WHILE YOU NOM! NomNom Combo 2.0 is out! Check it out here. East Side Games, notorious for the successful social game Pot Farm, has just released a major update to their iOS title NomNom Combo – a game full of hungry critters and plenty of nomnoming. In this big update, East Side Games added special […] Read More »

Pot Farm makes the News!

Our hit game Pot Farm made the news! Play our game to grow weed with no repercussions!! WHNT News interviews gamers William Bullock and Chance McMorrow, as well as Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray. “It seems pretty cool, I guess.” – McMorrow “I don’t think it teaches you how to be a pot farmer or a […] Read More »

Pocket Next – Rebel With a Cause

Pocket Next is featuring an interview with our local “Robin Hood”, Jason Bailey, talking about innovation in the industry. Check out this excerpt from the article: “And everybody in the industry, we’re all adding our little +1s. If it’s [not] changing the world or changing the gaming industry? Well you know, fuck you, that’s not […] Read More »

Something Wicked This Way Noms!

Pocket Next has a preview of the stage of NomNom Combo!! This update will be all about turning the game’s fun factor up to 11. “With this next update coming, we feel it’s really going to be time for a big push, to turn [NomNom] into a real story.” The theme of that story? Fun […] Read More »

Zombinis on Inside Social Games

Zombinis has been featured on Inside Social Games! Zombinis from Eastside Games recently launched on Google+ as a 30-day timed exclusive. The game tasks players with building up an army of zombified monsters and then using them to win battles, complete missions and expand their own arsenal of creatures. It combines elements of Pokémon and […] Read More »

Google+ digs up 30-day exclusive with Eastside Games’ Zombinis

MARCH 6, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE East Side Games is excited to bring ZOMBINIS to the Google+ platform for a 30 day exclusive. Zombinis is a collecting/ battle game featuring adorable and somewhat explosive zombie animals with detachable body parts and addicting gameplay. The game will go live on the social network on Tuesday, […] Read More »

East Side Game Studio Announces Ruby Skies for iOS

MARCH 6, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: FROM POT TO ROMANCE East Side Game Announces Ruby Skies for iOS East Side Games, notorious for it’s successful social game Pot Farm, has just announced that its next game, Ruby Skies – a game of romance, exploration and treasures – will be coming soon to […] Read More »

NomNom Combo on Pocket Next!

NomNom Combo is now available for FREE worldwide! Pocket Next has got us covered: Like oh so many others, East Side Games want NomNom Combo to make you a less productive person. “In the end, I want to make a game that makes you late for work,” Josh Nilson of East Side Games told us. […] Read More »

NomNom Combo in iTunes Store!

East Side Games Inc. has just launched their newest iOS title, NomNom Combo. A classic match 3 progressive game perfect for puzzlers and hipsters alike. Create awesome combos of both predator and prey in this fun and addictive game. You’ve reached rainbow status when you Nom Nom a Unicorn. Initial launch is in Canada only […] Read More »

Nom Nom Combo on Inside Mobile Apps

Nom Nom Combo’s getting some pre-release press! The following is from Inside Mobile NomNom Combo is a puzzle game based on a Triple Town-like mechanic of matching three like objects together to “promote” them to a higher-value object. Rather than being a lazy clone of Triple Town, however, NomNom Combo adds a number of […] Read More »

ESG in the Vancouver Sun

Check it out! East Side Games and Jason Bailey are in the Vancouver Sun with our friends from A Thinking Ape! From the article: There’s one other mobile app developer of similar size in Vancouver, East Side Games. It’s the brainchild of a veteran entrepreneur and angel investor on the local high-tech scene, Jason Bailey. […] Read More »

Press Release

DES Games, Jason Bailey, and a mountain of cash have all gotten together to form the latest greatest games studio, EASTSIDE GAMES. This exciting new studio aims to be a powerhouse of Social and Mobile games... Read More »

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