London, 24th August, 2010– Zattikka, a major new player in social and casual gaming across online and mobile platforms today announced the appointment of Peter Jones to the position of Executive Producer within the company. Peter Jones joins Zattikka from his recent role of Director of Product Development role for Codemasters Software, taking general responsibility for the development of external partners and products.
His early experiences working saw him begin his career at Mirrorsoft; moving through positions at Sega Europe and Acclaim Entertainment, the latter spent working on the classic Alien Trilogy and other major film licenses. From there his experience took him to Virgin Interactive as General Manager, Publishing where he took responsibility for delivery of all of the externally developed titles from partners such as Capcom. A spell at Argonaut Games as Executive producer on the Harry Potter projects for EA led to employment at Lionhead Studios on high profile titles including the award winning Fable 2 and Black and White 2.
In his new role as Executive Producer, Peter will work closely with industry stalwart Matt Spall to manage the rapidly expanding portfolio of products under development, and ensure that Zattikka delivers high quality games that will drive a fantastic user experience.
“I’m delighted that another senior industry figure such as Peter has chosen to join our rapidly growing team” said Zattikka Ltd Founder&CEO, Tim Chaney.“he will play a key role in ensuring that our users see Zattikka as a provider of premium product and experiences”
“I believe that social and casual gaming is going to be a big part of the future of software entertainment.” Peter commented.“Zattikka is a really innovative new business and joining their team was a great opportunity for me to be part of building and growing this exciting new market.”
Zattikka Ltd was founded in 2009 by Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer. Chaney has worked at the top of the videogame industry for 25 years, engineering two sales of and two MBOs of Virgin Interactive companies. Opzoomer as CEO of Yahoo! Europe and Rambler Media strategized and executed major business turnarounds. Zattikka is a blend of videogame, internet platform/distribution and internet/mobile gaming talent, targeting fast track growth via acquisition of development talent and creation of IP. As well as boasting over 1 million unique user visits to company IP per month, Zattikka has recently announced that it has raised $5.5m through its parent company Expedite 5, Inc. This new funding will be used to invest in recruitment, research and development and marketing to further broaden its portfolio of browser and mobile games, taking advantage of the diversifying audiences for social gaming. Zattikka Ltd, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ. Tel (+44) 2072683628.