Canada’s largest independent game developer is Vancouver’s East Side Games (at least according to their website).
Founded in July of 2011 by Jason Bailey with a “mountain of cash,” East Side Games is a profitable social and mobile gaming company with several live titles including, NomNom Combo, Zombinis, Blaze Runner and their flagship game, Pot Farm.
Bailey is legendary in Vancouver for bootstrapping Super Rewards to a $100 million run rate within 18 months and then selling it for a reported $50 million. He’s now an one of the founders of accelerator GrowLab.
East Side Games has had over six million installs and have well over half a million unique users across their games every month.
Their team has over 100 years of combined experience working at AAA studios such as Blizzard/Activision, THQ, Crytek, EA, Rockstar, Disney and Ubisoft and over 60 years experience in the social/mobile space at studios such as DES Games, Hothead Games, Nexon America, Club Penguin (Disney) and Magellan Interactive.
East Side Games’ is hiring across the board in Gastown including this role posted on the Techvibes Job Board.