One of the Most Notable Industry Veterans Makes the Leap to Mobile Games

Eugene, OR – March 1, 2012 - With the goal of bringing Jeff Tunnell’s 30 years of game industry experience to emerging markets, Spotkin will be developing new franchises and games by partnering with small development studios to bring them to market. The production company is being launched by Jeff Tunnell, along with co-founder Timothy Aste, formerly an Art Director and Producer at GarageGames and PushButtonLabs.

Jeff Tunnell has founded five game companies, including Dynamix, JTP, GarageGames, PushButtonLabs, and now Spotkin.  He created over 75 titles in the past 30 years, including Tribes, Trophy Bass, Marble Blast, The Incredible Machine, and Social City. Spotkin will focus primarily on free to play games and smartphone platforms such as iOS and Android, but will also produce games on tablets, PC, and web-based platforms.

“We are excited to be creating playful game designs with engaging characters in off-beat worlds.” said founder Jeff Tunnell.  “And we will partner with the right talent, developers and artists from around the world to bring those games to life.”

“We will leverage Spotkin's knowledge and experience with game design to assist our partners in developing the best possible games and launching across multiple platforms”, said co-founder Timothy Aste. “We are crafting a production company for the modern video game industry, keeping a small, agile team that creates innovative games in emerging marketplaces”.

Spotkin has secured the funding for its first round of titles and will be showing its ?rst title on iOS and Android behind closed doors at GDC. Which is slated for launch later this Spring.

Follow Spotkin’s current projects at www.facebook.com/spotkingames or on Google+ at www.spotkin.com/googleplus .

About Spotkin

An agile production company located in Eugene, Oregon, focused on creating fun characters, worlds and designs. Having fun while entertaining people around the world on all of the devices where they play, be it mobile phones, tablets, the Web, television, or some future brain implant device.  Make great games... have fun! Anywhere, anytime.

################

Contact: Jeff Richards at 541/357-7750 or email Jeff at marketing@spotkin.com.

Spotkin, LLC.,  296 E. 5th Ave. Ste 401, Eugene, OR 97401  


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.