Former VP of Microsoft Game Studios Joins Zipline Games Board of Directors

Mobile gaming has boomed and the number of players is rising every year. Casual games have dominated the mobile games market but the past year has seen a number of AAA titles make the move having a mobile version as well (Dead Space and Assassin’s Creed for example). Considering this combination it’s not surprising that a name known to work with big name titles has been appointed to the board of directors for a mobile game company.

Former corprorate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios Shane Kim has titles like Halo, Gears of War and Fable under his belt. Shane Kim will be working with Zipline Games in an effort to further their Moai platform and increase their game studio partnerships to assist in building cross-platform mobile games.

Read the full press release below:

Seattle, WA – August 8, 2011 – Zipline Games, creator of the Moai game development platform, today announced the addition of Shane Kim to its board of directors. Shane is the former corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, where he managed many top console franchises including Halo, Gears of War, Fable, and Forza Motorsport. Shane will help advise Zipline Games in expanding its game development platform and studio partnerships. Shane has recently taken roles with several gaming technology companies, including Jambool and GameStop (to help drive digital game distribution strategy).

“Shane has very deep experience working with AAA development studios and a world-class online gaming service,” said Todd Hooper, CEO of Zipline Games. “Shane’s knowledge, advice and help will be invaluable as we enhance the Moai platform and partner with more and more game studios.”

“With Moai, Zipline has a fresh and well-executed approach to helping studios build cross-platform mobile games and the cloud infrastructure those games need to be successful,” added Shane Kim. “I am looking forward to working with Zipline Games and helping shape its growth and success.

Billed as the mobile platform for pro game developers, the Moai platform differentiates itself through its cloud-based game services and rapid development of iOS and Android titles, all built in the industry standard Lua scripting language. Zipline has been targeting mobile development efforts at top studios and recently announced that Jordan Weisman’s Crimson, the first title published by Bungie Aerospace, is being built on the Moai platform. Developers interested in Moai are encouraged to create a beta account today at www.GetMoai.com.

About Zipline Games
Zipline Games is a Seattle-based mobile games company and the creator of the Moai game development platform. Zipline was founded by game industry veterans experienced with the challenges of mobile games development and with the vision of making development faster and easier so developers can focus on creating innovative games with great gameplay. Zipline’s investors include Founders Co-Op, Benaroya Capital and Groundspeak. For more information, please visit www.ziplinegames.com.

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