Everyone who has played Gobang Social will know exactly how much fun this turn based strategy game is. The technology behind the game involves a dedicated Kwalee server running bespoke Kwalee software.
This proprietary capability will be developed over time to give ever more features for players to enjoy.
The unique technology is now in the capable hands of a Server Ninja. When he’s not scuttling over roof-tops, Steve Clark is managing our server and steadily enhancing it to make gameplay as smooth as possible.
When it comes to server technology Steve is a real Ninja. After graduating from Bedfordshire University (then Luton University) in 2002, with a 2:1 in Computer Science, Steve has accumulated much server experience.
Steve has used an immense number of tools including C#, Classic ASP, VB.NET, PHP, MySQL and SQL Server code while working for a number of high profile companies.
As a very keen gamer, Steve is delighted to be working for Kwalee:
"Working here is a fun and intellectually invigorating experience. Working at the very forefront of this technology is a dream job and I look forward to bringing useful new gameplay features to large numbers of gamers."
David Darling, Kwalee CEO, is also pleased:
"We have built a great team in a short time and are doing exciting things. Steve brings a whole pile of new capabilities to the company that are essential to our strategic direction. However, we have not stopped recruiting. We are employing good programmers just as fast as we can find them."
Current vacancies can be seen in the careers section of the Kwalee website.
Steve currently manages the server responsible for Kwalee’s debut game, Gobang Social which is available on the iPhone and iPad for free from the App Store now.
More photos of Server Ninja are available on the Kwalee photostream on Flickr.