A partnership from early concept through to a 4.8 (and growing) store rating!

First-time game-makers LBC Studios partnered with AC+A in 2015 to create what became Hempire, the world’s greatest weed-growing game! AC+A leveraged key expertise in freemium design, networking and team-building, and product management leadership, and continues to provide that expertise today as Hempire’s KPIs continue to grow.

Team- and Resource-Building: AC+A assisted LBC in all aspects of team-building, from establishing a local leadership team to securing a deal with an international development studio to act as the core development and art team, and AC+A provides ongoing support in talent networking, candidate interviewing, and hiring. LBC’s in-house Vancouver-area leadership and marketing teams are comprised of over a dozen industry vets and up-and-comers.

Design: With the assistance of LBC’s subject-matter experts, AC+A sourced quality designers, onboarded them, and led the early design concepts to create Hempire’s original gameplay systems and economy. Hempire currently boasts an average 4.8 rating in both the Google Play store and App stores, making it the leader in its genre and subject, even against titles with powerful intellectual properties attached.

Product Management: AC+A continues to perform regular audits of the gameplay and monetization systems while providing holistic support in design and project management, supporting Hempire’s continued impressive KPI performance. Hempire boasts leading KPIs for the farming/building-genre (and in some cases, genre-exceeding), for D1, D7, and D30 Retention, conversion to paying players, and average purchase price.


“AC+A were instrumental in bringing Hempire to reality. We brought the passion; they brought the expertise, and two years later with Hempire we have the highest-rated weed-growing game anywhere. It has massive potential and we are incredibly proud of it!”
– Dennis Molloy, President, LBC Studios

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