Cambridge, UK— Thursday 15th July 2010— Jagex Games Studio, the UK's largest independent games developer and publisher, today announced the appointment of Peter Lorenz to the newly-formed position of Head of Business Development, a landmark role for Jagex.
“We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Jagex team,” commented Riaan Hodgson, Jagex’s CFO.“Peter brings a wealth of industry experience to the role and joins the company at an extremely exciting time. We are always looking for ways to introduce new players to our exciting and fun games portfolio and Peter will play a significant role in establishing some of these new relationships and cement our reputation as the gamer’s developer and developer’s publisher.”
“I’m very excited to join Jagex, a company that has pioneered browser-based MMO gaming since 2001,” commented Peter Lorenz.“All Jagex games have strong social gaming components, compatibility with emerging platforms and unparalleled game experiences. This provides exceptional growth potential that I’m looking forward to developing as Head of Business Development.”
Peter will be responsible for managing Jagex’s business development function and will be exploring a variety of new opportunities to expand the player base and connect Jagex with exciting and innovative developers. Peter has worked for a host of online technology companies including Oberon Media and, most recently, WildTangent.
About Jagex Games Studio
Jagex Games Studio is a world-leading independent computer games developer specialising in the development of high-quality browser-based games.
The studio is best known for RuneScape, the world’s largest free-to-play MMORPG and Jagex.com, the captivating online gaming portal.
Underpinning all Jagex games are proprietary network communication and graphics compression technologies, all developed by Jagex’s in-house technology team. These technologies have allowed Jagex to develop and publish multiple online titles which are enjoyed by millions of players around the world.
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