Vancouver, British Columbia is back to Level Up at the Biggest Mobile Games Conference in Europe

Level Up: Vancouver, British Columbia


The Level Up: Vancouver, British Columbia pavilion is back for a third year in 2018! Jointly organized by the Province of British Columbia, Vancouver Economic Commission and DigiBC, the pavilion features top studios from the Vancouver, BC region who have travelled to London to showcase and network at the PG Connects London mobile games conference.

About Pocket Gamer Connects

Pocket Gamer Connects is the conference series at the heart of the mobile gaming industry. Curated by the teams responsible for the world’s leading mobile gaming publications, it’s the essential event for anyone wanting to meet, hear and learn from the leading figures from every corner of the mobile games world. PG Connects London is the best gateway to discovering coproduction and investment mobile games leads in Europe.

This year, XR Connects London – the new evolution of Virtual Reality Connects – is also a draw, featuring two full days of VR/AR/MR-focused content.


Meet the Level Up Delegation

The following companies represent the innovation, creativity and opportunity that Vancouver, and all of British Columbia, offers the global mobile games community.

In our mission to get today’s screen-savvy kids back outdoors and active, we have created a suite of mobile games that are specifically designed to work with the equipment found in your neighbourhood playground. And our research has shown that kids in a Biba-powered playground will play longer, harder and much more often. And Biba games also have an important side benefit: they translate that healthy gameplay into a series of advanced analytics that park operators, schools boards and families can use to learn more about their community’s place spaces! Working with PlayPower Inc – the world’s leading manufacturer of playgrounds and recreational equipment – more than 1000 Biba playgrounds are already active in cities across North America, with many more to come in 2018.

New Reality

We are a new BC-based studio dedicated to Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and Virtual Reality technologies and solutions. Founded by an experienced crew of developers and designers with decades of practical, hands-on experience making high-profile, high-quality interactive products and services across PC, mobile, console, VR and AR platforms. Enhancing reality is the future. At New Reality Garage, we will work with you to enhance your brands and blend the digital world with the real world in new, exciting, and measurably effective ways. Your customers want to interact with your products in their homes, at their dinner tables as a family, while they’re out and about, and at your locations. We’ll show you how.

East Side

East Side Games is a proudly independent and profitable game studio with a collaborative, creative, and fun culture. Our games fund all our new projects, and everyone who works here has a direct impact on the day-to-day business. East Side Games has released several hit mobile games including Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money, Pot Farm: Grass Roots, and Idle Paws. Some exciting new titles are in the works for 2018! specializes in the development of location-based AR games and apps. Our patented technology allows us to create engaging games and experiences which happen in the real world via a smartphone. Our platform makes this possible! Our platform is comprised of an online authoring tool and a set of Unity templates. It allows online authors to trigger media based on a smartphone’s many sensors and services. Triggers can be GPS, beacons, types of location such as a bank or park, time of day, weather, virtual inventory and more. Media can be text, images, audio, video, or AR.

Mythical City

Mythical City Games is a Vancouver based independent game studio with a focus on VR, desktop and mobile game development. Working closely with Valve, HTC, Oculus and Sony we have developed a set of expertise in VR design and production for the leading high end VR HMDs. Our games have been featured on Steam, the iOS and Mac app stores as well as Microsoft and GameStop physical storefronts across North America.

Pocket Pinata

Founded in 2011, Pocket Pinata Interactive is a mobile game development studio which has worked on multiple chart-topping mobile games including Adventure Time Card Wars, Card Wars: Kingdom, and WWE Champions. Incorporated as Wappworks Studio Inc. this 20-man studio is staffed with talented and passionate industry veterans and young up-and-comers with 120+ combined years of experience.

Saturn Animation Studios

Creating interactive bedtime stories based on treasured fairy tales, Saturn Animation Studios allows children to explore the world and enrich their imaginations. Since 2013 the Studio has released interactive storybooks based on a dozen classic tales including The Snow Queen, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs and Sleeping Beauty. In 2017 with the support from Canada Media Fund Saturn Studio started International co-production of 3D animated web-series and interactive application with Augmented Reality, based on an original script ‘The Condor’.

Session Games

Session Games is a production company specializing in creating, delivering, and operating original games. Our Vancouver-based team is uniquely experienced, driven by our passion for quality games. Session is growing a portfolio of profitable titles; for ourselves, and our selected partners. Currently, Session is doing live development and operations on several high-performing games the team built for Red Bull Media House, and working on an exciting new project with a major publishing partner.

Smoking Gun Interactive

Smoking Gun Interactive is a a game studio lead by industry veterans delivering high quality titles with some of the biggest brands & IP for mobile, PC and console.


V2 Games is an experienced developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games. Our latest project, Beast Brawlers, is a real-time multiplayer action MOBA title and got nominated by Google as one of the Top 10 Independent Games of 2017. In the past, we have worked with massive IPs such as PAC-MAN, the NFL and the NBA.