SilverbackHalifax-based Silverback Productions is the latest company to join ESAC as an associate member. Formed in 2007, Silverback employs approximately 15 people in the development of casual games. The company has made a name for itself developing best-selling Hidden Object games for Big Fish Games and other casual portals. Five of its games have reached the Top 10 on the Big Fish PC download chart as well as having had best-selling titles on the apple iOS store, on Google Play and Android marketplaces.

“Silverback embodies the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship so prevalent in Canada’s video game industry,” said Jayson Hilchie, President and CEO of ESAC. “Silverback is a great addition to our associate members and we look forward to working on their behalf,” he added.

“We commend ESAC for its work promoting, protecting and encouraging Canada’s video game industry,” said Willie Stevenson, founder and owner of Silverback Productions. “We look forward to working with the Association to build on our collective successes and to continue to ensure that Canada is the best place to make games in the world,” said Stevenson.

Silverback’s latest game, Empress of the Deep 3, recently reached #3 on the Big Fish PC Chart and is the third in a series of successful Empress of the Deep games.