TEL-AVIV – August 23, 2011 – Overwolf, a software company specializing in the socialization of online games, today announced that Ezra Hoch, Ph.D. has joined the company as vice president of research and development. The addition of Hoch as well as the addition of Chris Kirmse, the person behind Xfire’s technology, to the company’s advisory board solidifies the company’s engineering direction for years to come and firmly establishes a competitive advantage in the market.
Hoch is a 10 year veteran of the software development industry, as a system architect, development leader and seasoned programmer. He is highly experienced in building client-server systems that continue working for years and combines extensive academic research experience in the field of distributed algorithms with hands-on experience in infrastructure software engineering.
Chris Kirmse is the former VP of engineering for Xfire. “I’ve joined the Overwolf team as an advisor and found a talented group of smart engineers and product professionals,” said Chris Kirmse. “I’m now applying my experience to help the team create the next generation of cross game products, with an unparalleled user experience.”
“Engineering is a core focus of Overwolf since we need to work on so many systems and with hundreds of online games,” said Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf. “Ezra’s vast experience, as well as the additional guidance from Chris Kirmse is enabling us to push Overwolf further, faster.”
To see the client in action, please visit: www.Overwolf.com and download the beta.
Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the “Overwolf Client”, adds social features and functionality to games enabling players to share, socialize and evangelize for their favorite games. With support for Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN, an integrated web browser and the ability to record and share game play videos and screenshots, publishers are adding social features and increasing the stickiness of their games quickly and easily using Overwolf. To join the beta, please visit: www.Overwolf.com.
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International Digital Entertainment Agency