Interview

East Side Games on why it's not afraid of DeNA, GREE and TinyCo setting up shop in Vancouver

They can't compete with our fierce independence

East Side Games on why it's not afraid of DeNA, GREE and TinyCo setting up shop in Vancouver
With lots of the big social-mobile companies now setting up shop in Vancouver, we'd thought it the right time to find out from those already there what the scene's like.

One such is East Side Games, which describes itself as 'Canada's largest indie' and 'not just another social gaming company'.

We caught up with COO Josh Nilson and mobile producer Jacob Krarup to find out why they ain't afraid of no GREEs or TinyCos.

Pocket Gamer: Why do you think Vancouver has such as strong reputation as a game development hub?

Josh Nilson: First of all, Vancouver is an amazing city. It really is a work-life balance place. You can walk the seawall, snowboard in the afternoon and take off for the weekend surfing if you want. It's easy to get people to move here - lots of patio beers and fewer suit-laden meetings. Most of the successful companies are just head down getting shit done.

There is a strong foundation for talent starting at our universities, (UBC, SFU, Capilano, Emily Carr, etc) and also many strong game design programs like VFS, AI and Masters of Digital Media.

There also used to be loads of triple-A studios here, and now with many of them cutting back, there are start ups springing up and changing the landscape.

Jacob Krarup: Another thing... we have a strong tradition of smaller companies starting up as people leave established studios to do their own thing. It goes all the way back to when EA was a scrappy little start up. Plenty of the respectable Vancouver console studios were spawned if not directly from EA, then from companies that did. The current indie scene is just a further evolution of that.

That and once you've lived in Vancouver, you don't want to move anywhere else in Canada. Yes, it rains, but you don't have to shovel the rain. The talent is here and people are hungry for success. That feeds itself.

Or what I should have said... Vancouver has such a strong reputation as a great game development hub because it's true.


Jacob and Josh (left to right)

Are you worried that the likes of TinyCo and GREE are now setting up mobile/social shops on your patch?

JN: Not at all. We are very excited to see some larger companies move into Vancouver - it's booming here. It shows they know where the next wave of growth will be. Let's face it, in some areas it's really hard to hire and keep the best talent. In Vancouver we are close to everything.

We hope they will help build up our strong mobile and social gaming scene and build our community even more.

JK: They're welcome. The more action there is in Vancouver, the better for everyone as far as I'm concerned.

I have a lot of friends in console development who are curious about mobile and social but perhaps aren't ready to jump in the deep end as indies; they have too many commitments and need a steady pay cheque.

Working with the bigger companies can be a great transition for those people. They can get exposure and confidence to do their own thing further down the line. I think it's only going to be good for Vancouver, especially in the view of the console houses leaving in search of government subsidies.

How much of a co-operative indie scene is there in Vancouver?

JN: The indie scene is amazing. There is everything from powerhouse studios such as A Thinking Ape to up-and-comers like Blue Bat Games, Little Hero Games, Black Bird Interactive and Nine Tails Studios.

There are also some great success stories from a few people making a hit game like Grey Alien Games and Slick Entertainment. There studios like Slant Six and Hot Head who used to make triple-A games that are now thinking mobile - it's really exciting.

The meet up groups for Full Indie and Vancouver Social Games have waiting lists and they bring up speakers from all over to meet indie devs.

I think we all foster that by keeping communication open and the knowledge flowing. We don't want to have another triple-A studio environment where we are loaded with NDAs and no one is talking to each other.

For East Side Games, we work with indies that are starting out, helping them connect and some even work out of our office. We let our team members work on their own games, we want them to. We try to support the local indie scene as much as possible, because in the end this is the reason it's great to build games in Vancouver.

Indies are kicking ass and taking over. Vancouver is no different.

JK: It's more open and friendly. We go drinking with each other, we hang out, we talk shop...

If someone succeeds it's not a defeat for the other studios, it's an inspiration and something we can learn from. We're not fighting each other for limited publisher dollars or shelf space, there's still enough room for everyone. It's a great feeling to be honest.

You label yourselves as 'Canada's largest indie' and 'not just another social gaming company', so how do you try to stay distinctive?

JN: 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 on building great games. We let people work on their own games. We have our team meetings at the pub, team lunches once a week and soccer games during crunch time. We work and play hard.

But I think the main thing is we are honest and blunt. We share our success and failures with the team, and analytics and planning aren't hidden but shared with the entire team.

We have a number of 'costanza' employees: indies whose contract is up but they still hang out, work part time or stay in touch. It is perfect for crunch times and I don't know many studios that can say this, people just have a great time on some projects and stay in touch to work with us on the future.

I guess the way we remain different is we stay to our indie roots. We fail lots, we ask questions when we don't know and we take risks.

JK: It's a no-bullshit, speak your mind kind of environment; so it really comes from the core of the company. That and a willingness to try things that are new and different, both for ourselves and for the market.

There aren't that many romantic exploration games out there, for example, and it's quite a stretch between that and Pot Farm or Zombinis or NomNom Combo.

The key is that we aren't beholden to anyone. We make the games we feel are right to make, because we think it'd be funny or entertaining (and hopefully it makes business sense too).

Even where we may work with a publisher, it's because we call them up and say "Hey, check out this cool thing we made... what can you do for us?" It's never "publisher X wants a game like this! Let's make it!" We don't do work for hire. We make shit we think is cool.

How do you deal with recruitment?

JN: It's always hard to find people who are amazing and fit into your culture. Vancouver has a tremendous talent pool but we have had team members move across the country to work for us.

As we grow we are looking everywhere for talent. We started last July at 12 people and excluding our 'costanza'-style employees are now close to 50.

JK: I'm constantly showing people around the office and fielding questions from people who are interested in transitioning from console to mobile and social. There's a lot of interest, that's for sure.

Of course, in the end you want to work in an environment where people get along well. In some ways it's more about the fit than anything... as long as you work hard and we get along it'll probably work out.

What should we be looking out from East Side Games next?

JN: Our romantic-adventure game Ruby Skies is coming out really soon. It looks great and not many people are making games like this right now so we are really excited.

Everyone is really pushing for core games, and we are pushing towards richer adventure games with mechanics we find interesting like love. We also are working on another iOS game that is really close to playable called Dragon Up and some super secret stuff I can only tell you about after I've three pints and a whiskey.

JK: Yeah, Josh covered it. Ruby Skies "any minute now" and Dragon Up is the next. We have some back-of-napkin-type designs, and some prototypes in various stage of progress but our big push is to get those two games out.

The great thing about being an indie is that we can pivot (business speech for "change our minds") on games as necessary. Not every idea we start working on is great, but we try to make sure everything we put out is. We have to make sure it the projects have legs to stand on before we talk too much about them.

Thanks to Josh and Jacob for their time.

You can check out East Side Games via its website.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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Scoobie A.
Pot Farm f'in ROCKS!! That's all there is to it. No need to be afraid of other gaming companies.. Keep up the awesome work ESG
Atilano Ringor
new to this very cool game!... i love it!... happy planting....
Kristopher Thomas
POTFARM!
Susan Comes
This is the best game on FB!! Great neighbors, great devs, great prizes... it's THE BEST :)
Demis Marley
!!! pot farm
Demis Marley
pooooottt farm !!!! :))))
Cat Ster
PotFarm ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS!
Kodee Lo
i love pot farm best game ever
Tamira Jean
I have come to love the Farm, My favorate game to date to play! Keep up the awesome work guys...
Tanya Rae
POTFARM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brandy Truman
Thanks guys Pot Farm is really awesome, I am going through some tough times right now and playing this game is helping me take things off my mind. Its really helping me through thees tough times by keeping me busy and its like my little piece of Heaven! If it was just legally ok it would be beautiful rainbows of color and happiness through out the lands! We all need a little touch of nature! I am not the one to play games but this is kick ass man! I have been called a Tree Huggn Hippie Chick! lol I Love nature and everything this ol world has to offer! So once again Thank You! Brandy,
Seth Coffing
potfarm!
Rocio Moreno
I'm not much of a GAMER but I'm definately a Potfarmer!
Konstantinos Papadopoulos-Kyzoulis
Hi guys plz pay attention to the jp seeds...and mistery seeds.they cant be the same..worth...:(
Vitor Moreira
bc dude
Alrhazdy Paber
pot farm plsss
V Henriquez
thanks
Stephen Mckenzie
bc buds
Dan Daniel
you guys will make a farmer out of me in no time,,, pf rocks !!!!!!!!!
Reginald Harp
Pot Farm auto post is not working. I have not seen any seed posts since it was turned back on earlier
Mike Gerage
awsome game every day i think i under stand a little more about how too play too my advandtage
eddie tweedy
mary.
Shelby Hayes
Pot farm is a lot of fun, easy to play, great user interface. I look forward to trying new games from these guys in the future.
Kathleen O'Connor
This quote is meaningful to me:

"But I think the main thing is we are honest and blunt. We share our success and failures with the team, and analytics and planning aren't hidden but shared with the entire team."
Tim Wade
BC Bud
Quentin Maclaw
POT FARM rules! <3 <3 keep rocking from Vancouver!!!
Joe Karanosky
I got it Pot Farm the Movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp!!
Van Cox
I love pot farm to an somkeing to
Kareem King
the shit
Dylan Kaskinen
you guys are doing great
Van Cox
Perry Stinson
clark park east van man
Perry Stinson
jake looks wasted lol great stuff guys
Matt Borum
I smoke two joints in time of peace and two in time of war, I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, then I somke two more.
Omar Alvarado
potfarm!
Cravin Morehead
pot farm is one of the most fun games so far ive played. the artists are brilliant and the devs are always giving us farmers wonderful goodies all the time. dont see ne other game do that :)
Devin Howard
WOOOOO!!! POT FARM YEAH! WOO!!..yeah!...
Jos Francisco
pot faaaaaaaaaaaaaarm loving <3
Crazypatch White
A Pot Farmer at heart, I love this game and Zombies, hell I love East Side Games. Their the only games I play. I use to play Zygna games alot, but I dumped all their games solely because they never kept up with their games. They never fixed any glitches and u just couldn't play with all the glitches. Then I found Pot Farm, man I love the game, and the people who play it along with the guys that made it. I never see anyone fighting about petty things like I did with Zygna games. There was always someone arguing about the game. With East Side they seem to have the formula with bring the players together and really playing as a team. And to that I say great work all u at East Side, I love u all for making a fantastic game we can really enjoy.
Ashley Nichole
I so love the pot farm game it is awesome.
Monica MommaDoobz
What can I say? Us potfarmers are a family and it will always be that way. This game is astounding.
Callan Leonscott
i like trains!!
Justin Paplow
love the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tracy Besancon
Not only is this a great game that they created. But these guys are easy on the eyes as well. Go Vancouver game creators!
Andrew Steele
waxer game
Tom Crawford
pot farm is an awesome
El Claire
pot farm ~ name says it all its full of pot farmers and its BANGING! hints and tips are good to have also on quests
Shavon Thompson
i luv pot farm...it is my stress reliever......i get on eryday b4 and after doin my daily mom/wife/womanly duties and jus relax and plant....lol...i luv this game...........
Jeremy Murray
potfarm is awesome
Julie Bate
yay its finally fun and safe to grow weed, i mean common man if the government cud work out a way to tax it we all be high xx
Kathy Johnston
Pot Farm is fun, you don't have to spend any money, and you meet people.
Gina Corser
I Love Potfarm.
Rocky Anderson
Fun game to play,time consuming and they give alot of freebies to players to help them out. Definitely one of my favorite games to play. Thanks pfarm!
Bill Mastrippolito
This is the only facebook game anyone ever needs to play. It has it all and will help you spend ALL your spare time, if you want to play that seriously.
Konstantinos Papadopoulos-Kyzoulis
Its a very good game with many hints and generaly good improvement too as you play it..I would only like a little bit,if you could be careful a little more the quest packs..;) to be really useful !!! thnx guys
Mon Gee
The Best game on FB, roll that shit, smoke that shit, like it!!!
PFarmer Bishop
Pot Farm is one of the VERY few games worth playing in my opinion, and IT ROCKS!!
Dana Antrobus
Bacon....BACON!!!!!
Pam Stephens
This is the best game on FB. When there are game play issues the Dev's solve them quickly. They are generous with free seeds and always come up with cool quest's for the players. Any time I have contacted the Dev's they respond to my problem and solve it faster than any other game developer I have contacted. Pot Farm rocks and so do the Dev's. I have the best neighbors in Pot Farm to. Pot Farm is by far the coolest game I have played via the internet. I spend about 10 - 12 hrs a day working my farm. I'm here for the long haul. Keep up the good work
Terri Grapner
POT FARM is awesome! I play every day, and find the quests to be fun and challenging at the same time! I love how the developers are continually working to improve the game, to enhance our gaming experience! I also enjoy the Freebies that they post for us daily! I know its not possible to get addicted to pot, but I must admit...I'm hooked on Pot Farm! Love you guys!
Jenna Stienecker
Love this game! Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into it!
Icis Triellis
You GUYS ROCKKKKKKK!!! hehe theres not much more to say about ESG but they have but alot of time,money,good ideas and lots lots of hard work.In my opinion they are the best.They give us lots of free stuff and when if something goes wrong with the game they are tring everything in their power to fix it on the spot and fast at doing it.Not to motion omg the game is very very addicting.Lots of cool stuff they have us doing and all the cute lil creatures they come up with.All I can tell them is to keep your heads up the air,chin up and dont let the anyone tell you guys different,you guys are great and we love you all there at ESG :)Big hugs
Patrick Lagac
Pot Farme Owners
Jodi Rizzitano
Addicted to this game. Always playing every single day. It's not just a pass time I have made many of good friends and have had lots of fun with the PF help groups. Always keeps me guessing what the next quest will be an egar to finish them in time. Thanks for the fun PF!
Princess Shilo
This game is great, the quest are fun and if there is one you cant do, then there is always another one. Potfarm is the first thing I go to when I log on to fb. Then I go and check out the other things. I swear I manly come to facebook to play potfarm. the plants look so pretty too. makes me envious lol
Jason Lange
Pot farm rocks woohoo!
Stephanie Lynn
EAST SIDE GAMES RULE !!! Thanks for POT FARM !!!! YAY!!
Darky Kong
TURKEY BACON
Mike Mcbride
gr8 game love that shit dont die
Nicole Dutil
loooooove pot farm!!! by far the only fb game that keeps my attention 99.9% of the time!!
Carl Ostrom
very cool game. 2 thumbs up. :)
Sarah Sheasley
love the game! Thanks for a great game!
Jennifer Ives
what they said;)
Aaron Glenn
legalize it POT FARM
Billy Carmona
Thank You < Be Kind!!!! Spleef Magic!!!
Kathleen Young
Pot Farm rocks by inspiring cool OLD memories!!!
PinkFloyd Gangafarmer
Pot farm Rules!!!
PinkFloyd Gangafarmer
Thanks for the awesome games guys!!!!
Fluffyz Farmer
wahhhhhh its just inc on paper unless u support it lol
Bradley Warren
'gissajob? hehe...
Jason Greenwood
i love the game! Thx guys for the great game and support!
Syd Tripper
Pot farm is my favorite game on facebook and the only one i play and i do play it daily. ps. jackpot seeds kickass!!




Jane Stroud
Pot Farm is great. The developers interact with the players and actually listen to what we have to say. Keep up the great job!
Dave Goniwiecha
Pot farm rules, they give away freebies every single day... good stuff!
Jim Heywood
im 40 something lol and i think this game is great TY FACEBOOK FOR LETTING US HAVE "POT FARM"
Courtney Tooke
incase you didnt already know........ Pot farm is AWESOME!!! best game on fb, HANDS DOWN!!!!
Suzette Hanlon
love potfarm!!! i play it every day. i've met some awesome people thru playing pf. can't wait till the new games are up and running. keep up the wonderful job guys!! YOU ROCK!!!!
Jason Smith
pretty decent interview, good job! ... it's awesome that you guys have more games in the works, I'll be sure to check them out upon their release =) keep up the good work guys n gals of potfarm team!! POTFARM RAWKZZZZZZ!!!! mmm bacon =)
alwolf Crase
eastside games needs to leave facebook.
Shawna Marsh
pot farmm all the way
Cindy Flud
Cant wait for Ruby Skies!!!
Nora Parnell
I like playing pot farm
Henry Charles
PF FTW
Jarod Tilley
I like pot farm.
Jenna Kosowicz
pot farmer!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robin Marie
pot farm is the only game i will play :)
Jason Smith
pretty decent interview, good job! ... it's awesome that you guys have more games in the works, I'll be sure to check them out upon their release =) keep up the good work guys n gals of potfarm team!! POTFARM RAWKZZZZZZ!!!! mmm bacon =)
James Koenig
pot farm is awesome
Tahxae Haami
pot farm <3
Johnnie Lopez
ifuckin love pot farm
roma bassett
I'd like to see East Side Games remember to focus on their on-line games as well. The oldies but goodies still need to be looked after as much as the newer games
Sacha Curtis
Pot Farm Rocks Along with Eat Side Games
Johnny LoBue
VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE
Mike Mcbride
jon jordan
I like throwing pots as much as the next man. Can we have more clay in the next update?

Hold on. I've got the wrong end of the stick...
Dori Frederick
I've been playing Pot Farm for 2yrs now and unlike the rest of the games on facebook, its one of 3 that didn't get blocked. Love all the critters (especially the kitties), the quests... and of course, the freebies =D Keep up the good work!
Terry Gilbert
~~~~~~~~~~~POT FARM ROOOCCCKKSSSSS~~~~~~~~~~
Albert Luis
i havent been playing long but im addicted ! even though im 31 , this is away to keep me busy during down time. i talked about it so much i got my mom hooked on it as well! so keep up the good job people!!!!
Dylan Jones-Spencer
PF All day!!
Jerry White
pot farm is a very good game i don't care what anyone says
Jarrad Gollihue
PF rocks
David Young
pot farm rocks!!!
Michael Hensley
PF is the best
Alicia Lovemesomegames
Pot Farm Rocks!! One of many games I have played... But for some reason this is the one game I don't get bored with!
Colleen Paterson
I've tried many games and grown tired, but once I started this one, I've been farming daily and enjoying the neighbours I have.....Love this game, the kritters, contraptions, quests, freebies, etc!!!
Adam Buckstar
liking the free jackpot seeds keep em cumin ;-)
Tyler WagonBurning
yeaaaa
Larry Shrum
love potfarm best game ever
Dorothy Christy
Loyal Farmer here!
Tab Adams
pot farm rocks!!!
Jody Van
Love this game and LOVE the new BC Bud theme! BC is one of the most beautiful and diverse patch of earth and I'm proud to call it home!! :-)
Rox Valdez
Pot Farm is the shit!!
Andrea Fassio
pot farm good social game
Amanda Still
I'm ADDICTED to pot farm!!!!
Tam N
pot farm
Erin Halverson
Pot Farm Rawks!!!!!
Adrian Voinea
Random comment for Jackpot seeds.
Damien White
POT FARM ROCKS!
Marty Phillips
Thanks for the enjoyment of a game that any stonier can play stoned or not
Hypnotyk Spyrolls
pot farm is the greatest game ever thought of
Michaela Gartrell
Love Pot Farm...best game ever!
Robert Lee
the best game... ever!
Scotty Brown
EAST SIIIIDE!!!!
Tracey Ann
I have played many games, but Pot Farm is the best, the new ideas keep me interested, and it is a lot of fun for a disabled old hippie like me. It's the ONLY game I play every day
Jamie Mobley
Great game!
Florence Marie
Great interview! I love Pot Farm. It's my favorite game and I play it daily. :)
Andrew Sekel
Pot Farm rocks keep up the good work
Christine Terry
These guys know what their doing :) great games !
Tahxae Haami
jack pot seeds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniel Tellone
MORE JACKPOT SEED MUTHA FUCKA
Tiam Amir
i love pot farm <3
Hm Humm
Groove
Nicole Beauchemin
pot farm is the best
Dolly Nash
Adam Buckstar
sick game keep the free shit cumin !!!!!
Brian Spanko
AWESOME!!!!!!!
Jeannette Mares
such an awsome game love it pot farm rocks
Owen Lee
sup goof!
Afonso Cunha
This game is perfect
my favorite game ever
Monica Sonnier
best!
Rodas Rodrigues
BEST GAME EVER ! THIS IS AN EPIC GAM LOVE IT !
Stewie MacNeil
bring on the seeds! :)
Joseph Niples
ESG the only place to be!
Krystal Olmstead
Been playing the game forever it seems. im addicted
Lindsey Smith
Canada is amazing!
David Mays
I play one game online: POTFARM. It is just too much fun
Rick Chandler
I'm an older guy, disabled and I don't get to get out much. All about the funds, but reading this article and listening to you guys describing the city, I would hope that it would be tourist-ly friendly as well. Just a Southern boy who's never gotten to go to Canada. The article also fired me up for a multi-platform project I'm working on. Thanks East Side Games and PocketGamer.biz!!
Dee Ventress
Just wanted to say hands down Pot Farm is the best game on face book. Yeah sometimes it has it's problems but when you remove yourself from all the drama players you learn it's just small ones. Not only that but Pot Farm has gave me the chance to meet some of the most coolest people and i never would have got to do that on just facebook alone. I wake up and it's the first game i play and 9 times out of 10 it's the last game i play before i go to bed. Oh yeah one more thing..POT FARMS ROCKS!!!!!
Jimmy White
Pot Farm has the best devs !!!
Wolfie Dee
Wooohooo, almost 600 likes alone, and we have enough comments to total 600..... show me the seedz :D
Orion Shard
If East Side Games is making it, I'm willing 2 give it a shot!
Allen Mcclelland
kool game
John Green
Those dudes in the photo look they they know what is up!
Sseveruss Ssnape
Love these guys - in a world of throwaway facebook apps, dime a dozen and bored to tears, this game holds my attention. Nor does my interest have anything to do with the sometimes controversial subject matter (that's why I checked it out to begin with lol). No, I stick with Pot Farm, and play Zombinis (another East Side game) purely for the pleasure of playing a game that feels, looks, and plays like the devs give a damn what their audience is getting. And that, my friends, is what it's all about. Zynga and Kabaam have nothing at all on East Side!
Joann Lawrence
Pot farm is goood but you guys REALLLLY need to let us expain the farms more its been far to long for an upgrade to the farm and unlike zynga's farmvillie it has 5 or 6 farms I think its time Eastside needs to give us new farms or something.
A Marshall
ALL OF EASTSIDE GAMES ROCK with POT FARM being my FAVORITE!!!!!!
Mike Gerage
thank you for haveing such a cool game that is easy and fun i have gone for days and a few nites , doing nothing but palying this game its very informative and fun at the same time if going too school or reading a book was anything like this game when i was younger id be a genius the time i spend playing this game has taught me so much more about life and the why people feel about things that i had forgotton about growing up i think you have found a universial meeting place that may work at brakeing all kinds of ways we the people use to think about how nice it would be too have some thing that we could all do together and have fun doing it legaelize pot and helo make the world a better place or at lease a lest stressful place peace still has a chance long live happy thoughts. thanks agien;
Jahkari Johnson
POTFARM RULES! Best game on Facebook!
Mike Senishen
pot farm rockes!!!!!!
Sean Bales
Yeah Buddy!!!!!
Shawn Shifflett
Definitely cool as always...
Sunshinendrako Girard
you rock
Miguel Torres
Best game on FACEBOOK EVAAAAAAA!!!
Gabe Borquez
love that garden
Lyn Jones
Hey EastSide You guys ROCK... Thanks for the awesome game and all you put into it to make it always fun... Keep it up ... Peace Love and lots of Buds... *S*
Adonis Dimitropoulos
nice
Lyn Jones
Hey EastSide You guys ROCK... Thanks for the awesome game and all you put into it to make it always fun... Keep it up ... Peace Love and lots of Buds... *S*
Guru Steve
Love Pot Farm!!!
I'm so hooked on it that I created a complete guide for it at www.potfarm.info.
Tonya Payne
Pot farm is great I play it every day. No other farm game on facebook compares.
Cajun Lezbhonest
i love pot farm i usually dont play games but i freakin love this one and im hooked lol keep up the good work
Steven Hooper
this potfarm game is so relaxing to play!!!! awsome work guys!!!!!!!!!
Mike Mccall
yeah man .......lets grow some more
Matthew Nestle
potfarms a great game keep up the good work :)
Ross Watson
sweet love free seeds
Becky Cressler
Awesome Man!!
Jimmy White
I love playing Pot Farm. It's the game I play the most. It is the bomb.
Stephanie Lynn
EAST SIDE GAMES RULE !!! Thanks for POT FARM !!!! YAY!!
Valerie Ball
Love Potfarm no other could compete!!!
Coby Feazell
Pot Farm is the only game I play on Facebook anymore....it's casual and laid back. And you can go with your own pace, no hardcore competitive scene.
Mary Geraghty
I love Pot Farm because you don't need energy to play it and it's more fun than Farmville. It's the perfect game for old deadheads like me. Ruby Skies sounds interesting, can't wait to learn more.
Allen Davenport
nice
Nathan Evans
Only game I play, it's the best
Zach Albie
yeah pot farm
Michael Smith
No small new corp can compete with pot farm.. It has an awesome community and a great interaction between the players. Many of which, like me, only play pot farm - because it is AWESOME!!! Hope you guys keep up the great work and remember your loyal fan base who have been with you "all the way back to when EA was a scrappy little start up". :)



Joe Karanosky
POT FARM ROCKS!!!! BEEN PLAYING FOR 2 YEARS NOW!!
Cory Teames
potheads worldwide love jackpot seeds :)
Gail Young
LOVE your games.....KEEP ON ROCKIN' !!!!! 8)
Nathan Evans
Mary Bailey
POTFARM RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gail Young
LOVE your games...KEEP ON ROCKIN' !!!!! 8)
Finnian Rowan
POTFARM YO
Nadine Evelyne
I didn't think I would like pot farm and was pleasantly surprised.
Best of its class.
Donny Cassidy
My fav is potfarm its really the only game i play on facebook since i cant grow weed here in utah atleast i have a game that i can do it on til legalize 2012 keep up the great work and add some new plants like og kush sensi star chocolate tai pure indica sweet goo superman og and so on just dont put them to where u have to get to a super high level to get them thanx east side games keep us growin!!!!!!!!!!
Elizabeth Lindsay
Love to play Pot Farm
Stacey Ilysia-paige's
pot farm is so addictive love itttt
Corey Ebright
uhg i hate written interviews, my adhd makes it tl;dr
April Smith
been playin potfarm for years, gonna keep playin' it, always reccomend to ppl, <3 it! ;0)
Nicolai Jensen
pot farm ROCKS!!! play it all day long
Teodor Petre
nice game :D
Shane Pell
pot farm is the shit
Paulo Henrique
Niice!
Carlos Eliseo
pot farm is the best game ever
Koga Herbals
meow
Cody Dylan
pot farm is that game, the updates are always well timed. The creativity in the game development is quite impressive. This game can be enjoyable for those in favor of and those that are against the counter-culture of cannabis. It truely is just all around well designed game!
Darwin Ism
awesome shit
Georgene Fritz
great game
Rain Gentry
East Side Games Rocks and so does Pot Farm!!!!!! I love it!!!!
Mary A
east side games are awesome i love pot farm
Charlie De
Yo, Eastside games! You guys made a good choice when making pot farm. Kicks any Zynga game in the teeth :p
Jeff Deist
far out man keep on rockin the games man!
Brynn Hackett
Best game ever!!!
Jay Roll
Love me some Eastside games... better then zynga and a few others!!!! Pot Farm Rocks!!!!
Violet Krawchuk
All different game companies make different games, with different graphics and styles. Which is why it shouldn't matter if they move to Vancouver. I love Pot Farm, it's the only game that I've really played on Facebook and liked. =) Keep up the great work!
Richard Palmer
Pot Farm is a lot of fun!!
Brenda Patrick
Sweet !!!!!!!!!
LilShaun Williams
potfarm rocks, from the game to the players to the admins,out of all the games i stuck with potfarm, made many cool friends, and even chat with admins. games seem to be so much better when the admins actually socialize with the players!
Brenda Patrick
Dik Parkes
easily pleased with jackpot seeds.
Rufus M.
By the way, how can I get an East Side Games t shirt?
Cathy Boston
This is the company that developed Pot Farm! They do good work. I love Pot Farm. It is the only FB game appl. I use. Awesome. Can't wait to see the new games coming out
Rufus M.
Great interview! You're future seems so bright that you're going to have to wear shades!
Pot Farm is a great game, and the ONLY game I play on Facebook.
Keep up the great work guys!
Michele Rentschler
i love this game i have been playing it since i started facebook
Nathan Evans
Pot Farm is probably the best game on facebook I've played, Love the work... Just a cool game :D
Dave Amond
cool
Dolly Nash
I LOVE PLAYING GAMES!!!!!
Jenelle Fukital
Pot Farm is the best game out there man.
Rab Gary
A comment.
David Anderson
Eastside Games ROCKS!!!
Darky Kong
i get less sleep due to this game
Christine Terry
WTG guys , keep making awesome games !!
Michael David
POT FARM ROCKS
Adriana Z
Thins is the first game i've ever been addicted to. I love it. It's my stress release! :)
Molly Wilson
excellent
Melanie Putz
Great article! Pot Farm is the only game I play on Facebook, and I've tried them all. Keep up the good work guys :-)
Tommy O'hara
best game ever