SANTA ANA, Calif. July 10, 2008 -- True Games Interactive
a new global online game publisher announced today that it has added a key member to its executive team with the hiring of Peter Cesario as Director of New Business and Product Development. Cesario recently held the Director of Product development post at K2 Network and prior to that was in key production roles with Namco, Vivendi Universal and 20th Century Fox Interactive. Over the course of his 11 years in the industry Cesario has worked on high-profile games and properties including Hellgate: London, The Lord of the Rings franchise, the Peanuts franchise, Curious George, Alien Vs. Predator, and many more.
"True Games is serious about becoming the leading micro-transaction online game publisher in the U.S.," said Jeff Lujan, Founder of True Games. "Attracting and nurturing key management talent is an important part of accomplishing our goal and Peter is exactly the kind of talent we need."
In the position of Director of new business and product development at True Games Interactive Cesario will oversee all development initiatives and manage all development and licensing relationships, including the company's recently announced Petroglyph Studios-developed title.
"I am excited to join True Games when it is just beginning its climb to the top," said Cesario. "I have worked with the key management personnel who started the company and I have the utmost respect for their experience and knowledge of the industry and am proud to be part of their team."
In his most recent position heading up product development at K2 Network, Cesario was responsible for the product development strategy for the company where he implemented several new development processes for its massively multi-player titles. Prior to that while at Namco, Cesario managed external and internal development on some of Namco's highest profile PC, handheld and console titles including Hellgate:
London, Namco Museum, Snoopy vs. the Red baron, Curious George and many more. At Vivendi, Cesario worked with licensors such as Tolkien Enterprises for The Lord of the Rings properties and at 20th Century Fox, Cesario was involved with key franchises such as Aliens Vs.
Predator, X-Files, The Die Hard Trilogy, Fox Sports College Hoops and more.
For more information on the company and its products visit www.truegamesinteractive.com.
About True Games Interactive
True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers to create games exclusively for online play. The company is based in Orange County, California and plans to release its first title in Q3 of 2008.