I am excited to announce that I have joined Scopely as the General Manager for Casual Games. These games will include Dice with Buddies and other far-reaching titles meant to appeal to broad audiences.
I was attracted to Scopely because of the culture. Colleagues of mine who had joined praised the atmosphere of candor and accountability. From my first meetings with Walter and Javier, who came far out of their way to discuss Scopely and mobile gaming with me, I got a glimpse of this first-hand. We found common ground in wanting to make games that truly deliver on being social, and enable players to form communities and hobbies they enjoy investing their time in. I was convinced that this environment and vision would enable Scopely to produce great products.
Scopely is laser focused on bringing talented and experienced professionals into their halls. As the Head of Game Design at Storm8, I designed games in a variety of genres which accumulated over 10M DAU. With my experience and focus on quality gameplay, we’re going to make Game Design and Product Management two sides of the same coin at Scopely. Engagement and revenue in a game are not two challenges to be tackled separately by separate teams. Revenue is a function of player satisfaction and the overall entertainment value of the games Scopely and its partners develop.
Scopely is in a unique position to develop games with very long-term engagement in-house, and work with independent game companies to create immensely enjoyable products. LA is the entertainment capital of the world and combined with all of the technology movement going on in the area, it makes for very exciting partnership opportunities! I am incredibly excited to start this new journey and looking forward to working with such dedicated and knowledgeable people to make games and work with brands that millions will love!