REVERB PUBLISHING EXPANDS TO KEEP UP WITH GROWING ROSTER OF TITLES

Twain Harte, CA – August 9, 2012 – Reverb Publishing, a dedicated digital publisher focused on bringing the intellectual property of independent game developers to market, announced today several new hires to grow the marketing, public relations, sales and production team within the publisher. Having published the multi-million selling smash-hit Dungeon Defenders as well as the recently-launched Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad and JAM Live Music Arcade, Reverb Publishing has a full docket of titles slated for release later this year and into early 2013, including Primal Carnage, Sanctum 2, Black Knight Sword, Beatbuddy and much more.

Reverb also announced that long time team member Jerry Whitehead III has been promoted to Director of Public Relations for Reverb Publishing. Having been with Reverb Publishing since its inception in 2010 and with Reverb Communications since 2007, Jerry now oversees all communications efforts and campaigns for each published title.

“We’ve been extremely fortunate to work with some amazing independent development teams and truly fantastic games,” said Doug Kennedy, president and CEO of Reverb Communications, the parent company of Reverb Publishing. “This trend will only continue and we are proud to announce the addition of several industry veterans that will help us navigate the company’s success as we push to the next level.”      

Reverb Publishing’s new staff members include:

  • Steven Hopper, Senior Public Relations Manager ( steven@reverbinc.com) – Steven has nearly 11 years of experience as a journalist with a focus on the gaming industry, producing and overseeing content for publications like GameZone, the Idaho Press Tribune and most recently, serving as the executive editor of IGN’s Xbox 360 channel.

     

  • Balázs Horváth, Senior Producer ( balazs@reverbinc.com) – Coming from a successful career in various industries, Balázs pursued his lifelong dream and entered the game industry in 2008 by setting up his own game studio. He soon got headhunted by Digital Reality where he led the publishing arm to bring multiple titles to market including SkyDrift, the upcoming Black Knight Sword and the critically acclaimed Sine Mora.

     

  • Scott Jenkins, Creative Director ( scott@reverbinc.com) – Scott is an industry veteran of 20 years, having served as Creative Director for Acclaim Entertainment and working on titles from the original Mortal Kombat for Super Nintendo to the Turok and Burnout franchises. Most recently, Scott served as VP of Creative for SouthPeak Games.

     

  • Tim Page, Vice President of Sales ( tim@reverbinc.com) – Tim has over 12 years experience selling products and services in the videogame business. He has held various sales and sales management positions with Criterion Software (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts) and Emergent Game Technologies.  Tim started his own sales and business development firm in 2009 focused on technology solutions for game developers and recently joined Reverb's team.

To learn more about Reverb Publishing, please visit: www.reverbpublishing.com

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ABOUT REVERB PUBLISHING

Founded in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, PC, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.

The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and the critically-acclaimed Dungeon Defenders.

 

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