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The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on what's going to be the most exciting Apple news of the week Oct 3rd, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on what's going to be the most exciting Apple news of the week

Plus a bonus gold versus APPL shares question

David Helgason Founder/CEO Unity Technologies
James Scalpello Sales Director App Studio

A highly experienced Mobile/Digital content executive with an excellent track record and over 17 years progressive experience working across entertainment software specifically for the console, mobile and digital app/content space.

Primarily working within digital/mobile content publishing with extensive International mobile / digital publishing experience covering marketing, sales, new product development, licensing and P&L ownership.

A skilled astute business professional with an excellent understanding of what it takes to develop, create and monetise content within a modern mobile/digital business and a key asset for any company wishing to create, develop and exploit digital content across mass marketing consumer platforms such as Apple, Android, web and consoles.

Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Paul Farley CEO / Founder Tag Games

Since founding Tag Games in 2006 Paul has built the studio from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and successful mobile and handheld developers in Europe.

He began a long, and some might say, distinguished, games industry career at legendary developer DMA Design, playing a key role in the development of the GTA series

Rowan Corben Head of Marketing / Business Development Director Bravo Game Studios
Will Luton Executive Producer Rovio

Recent articles

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss Sony's future in mobile and portable gaming Sep 26th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss Sony's future in mobile and portable gaming

Great brand, but where's the strategy?

Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Jani Kahrama Founder Secret Exit
Jared Steffes Co-founder Muxy
John Golden Senior Director of Marketing PlayPhone
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Thomas Nielsen Osao Games
Will Luton Executive Producer Rovio
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss the value of age ratings for mobile games Sep 16th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss the value of age ratings for mobile games

Age old question

Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Matt Meads Development Manager HeroCraft
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether Nintendo's next move should be mobile Sep 4th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether Nintendo's next move should be mobile

Go with the flow?

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
David Helgason Founder/CEO Unity Technologies
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Volker Hirsch Co-Founder / Board Member Blue Beck

Alongside multiple industry roles, Volker is the co-founder Oystercrowd, Blue Beck, and Digital M. Former posts at BlackBerry and Scoreloop add to an enviable CV, which also includes the co-founding of Connect2Me

Wen Chen COO Coconut Island Studio
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple's future prospects Aug 26th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple's future prospects

Use the Force, Tim

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Eddie Dowse Business Development Director Redwind Software
James Scalpello Sales Director App Studio

A highly experienced Mobile/Digital content executive with an excellent track record and over 17 years progressive experience working across entertainment software specifically for the console, mobile and digital app/content space.

Primarily working within digital/mobile content publishing with extensive International mobile / digital publishing experience covering marketing, sales, new product development, licensing and P&L ownership.

A skilled astute business professional with an excellent understanding of what it takes to develop, create and monetise content within a modern mobile/digital business and a key asset for any company wishing to create, develop and exploit digital content across mass marketing consumer platforms such as Apple, Android, web and consoles.

Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt Meads Development Manager HeroCraft
Volker Hirsch Co-Founder / Board Member Blue Beck

Alongside multiple industry roles, Volker is the co-founder Oystercrowd, Blue Beck, and Digital M. Former posts at BlackBerry and Scoreloop add to an enviable CV, which also includes the co-founding of Connect2Me

Wen Chen COO Coconut Island Studio
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on whether there are any options beyond freemium Aug 2nd, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on whether there are any options beyond freemium

Is grind really all there is?

Alex Bubb Head of Partner Management and Marketing Microsoft Mobile

An innovative and passionate senior marketing leader with a track record over 16 years driving propositions and brand development client-side for leading companies including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Electronic Arts, T-Mobile, Sony, and Canon.

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Eros Resmini Head of Marketing Studio9 Corporation
Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Tim Harrison Vice President, Global Communications & PR Sony Mobile Communications
Volker Hirsch Co-Founder / Board Member Blue Beck

Alongside multiple industry roles, Volker is the co-founder Oystercrowd, Blue Beck, and Digital M. Former posts at BlackBerry and Scoreloop add to an enviable CV, which also includes the co-founding of Connect2Me

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether mobile ecosystems are becoming restrictive Jul 25th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether mobile ecosystems are becoming restrictive

In the shadow of The Open And Free App Movement

Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Eddie Dowse Business Development Director Redwind Software
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Richard Hazenberg CEO Lunagames
Wen Chen COO Coconut Island Studio
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the value of developing games for niche platforms Jul 11th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the value of developing games for niche platforms

Is iOS, Android and Windows Mobile all there is?

Brian Baglow Executive Producer Team Rock Games
Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Jani Kahrama Founder Secret Exit
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Kyu Lee President (Gamevil USA) Gamevil

Kyu has been at GAMEVIL since the beginning in 2000 and has constantly played a key role in the evolution of Korean mobile gaming, continuously introducing innovation to the world.

Kyu graduated from Seoul National University with a BS in Physics and is currently on the board of advisory at GDC Mobile.

Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Matt Meads Development Manager HeroCraft
Richard Hazenberg CEO Lunagames
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the potential of HTML5, WebGL and Project Spartan Jul 4th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on the potential of HTML5, WebGL and Project Spartan

The rise of web gaming?

Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Jared Steffes Co-founder Muxy
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Volker Hirsch Co-Founder / Board Member Blue Beck

Alongside multiple industry roles, Volker is the co-founder Oystercrowd, Blue Beck, and Digital M. Former posts at BlackBerry and Scoreloop add to an enviable CV, which also includes the co-founding of Connect2Me

Wen Chen COO Coconut Island Studio
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on what was big and what was missing from E3 and WWDC  Jun 22nd, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on what was big and what was missing from E3 and WWDC

No news is bad news

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Eros Resmini Head of Marketing Studio9 Corporation
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Paul Farley CEO / Founder Tag Games

Since founding Tag Games in 2006 Paul has built the studio from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and successful mobile and handheld developers in Europe.

He began a long, and some might say, distinguished, games industry career at legendary developer DMA Design, playing a key role in the development of the GTA series

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens make their predictions for E3 and WWDC Jun 2nd, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens make their predictions for E3 and WWDC

Double trouble, or twice the fun?

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
David MacQueen Executive Director Strategy Analytics
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Leo Tan Digital Communications Manager Turbine
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Wen Chen COO Coconut Island Studio
Xinghan 'Jenova' Chen Co-founder thatgamecompany
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens argue whether Mark Rein's definition of triple-A mobile games will rule May 26th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens argue whether Mark Rein's definition of triple-A mobile games will rule

Epic Games right?

Adam Telfer Consultant MobileFreeToPlay

Adam has been in the mobile game industry since 2007, creating games independently. He's since grown into a full 50+ person studio manager.

Recently he's taken a position at Wooga in Berlin to sharpen his design skills and work with the world's best to create amazing, well-crafted products onto the mobile marketplace.

Alex Bubb Head of Partner Management and Marketing Microsoft Mobile

An innovative and passionate senior marketing leader with a track record over 16 years driving propositions and brand development client-side for leading companies including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Electronic Arts, T-Mobile, Sony, and Canon.

Brian Baglow Executive Producer Team Rock Games
Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Eros Resmini Head of Marketing Studio9 Corporation
Jani Kahrama Founder Secret Exit
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Matt Meads Development Manager HeroCraft
Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Oliver Breitfeld Senior Product Manager: Mobile & E-Commerce Baumarkt Direkt GmbH & Co KG
Richard Hazenberg CEO Lunagames
Volker Hirsch Co-Founder / Board Member Blue Beck

Alongside multiple industry roles, Volker is the co-founder Oystercrowd, Blue Beck, and Digital M. Former posts at BlackBerry and Scoreloop add to an enviable CV, which also includes the co-founding of Connect2Me

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether Android can be fixed as a commercial opportunity May 19th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate whether Android can be fixed as a commercial opportunity

Reliving the sins of the past

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Eros Resmini Head of Marketing Studio9 Corporation
James Kaye Director Dimoso

Boasting over 17 years of B2B and B2C marketing experience, James is the co-founder of Dimoso, an integrated PR and marketing agency that specialises in mobile and tech. He is also co-founder of appromoter.

Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Richard Hazenberg CEO Lunagames
Sarah Thomson Account Executive - F2P and Mobile Sony Computer Entertainment
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss how to make a successful iOS game May 11th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens discuss how to make a successful iOS game

Does it have to have a bird in it?

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
Jon Hare Owner Tower Studios
Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Kyu Lee President (Gamevil USA) Gamevil

Kyu has been at GAMEVIL since the beginning in 2000 and has constantly played a key role in the evolution of Korean mobile gaming, continuously introducing innovation to the world.

Kyu graduated from Seoul National University with a BS in Physics and is currently on the board of advisory at GDC Mobile.

Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Paul Farley CEO / Founder Tag Games

Since founding Tag Games in 2006 Paul has built the studio from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and successful mobile and handheld developers in Europe.

He began a long, and some might say, distinguished, games industry career at legendary developer DMA Design, playing a key role in the development of the GTA series

Sarah Thomson Account Executive - F2P and Mobile Sony Computer Entertainment
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate the future of social mobile platforms May 5th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens debate the future of social mobile platforms

Will it be OpenFeint/GREE or DeNA/mobage or another?

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
David MacQueen Executive Director Strategy Analytics
Eros Resmini Head of Marketing Studio9 Corporation
Joony Koo CMO Playground Publishing
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Matt Meads Development Manager HeroCraft
Matt Tubergen Project Management Recharge Studios
Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Paul Chen Sr. Developer Relations Director PapayaMobile
Richard Hazenberg CEO Lunagames
Tony Pearce CEO TeePee Games
The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on: IGDA versus Amazon Appstore Apr 25th, 2011

The PG.biz Mobile Gaming Mavens on: IGDA versus Amazon Appstore

Responses range from the right thing to cheap publicity

Brian Baglow Executive Producer Team Rock Games
Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative
David MacQueen Executive Director Strategy Analytics
James Kaye Director Dimoso

Boasting over 17 years of B2B and B2C marketing experience, James is the co-founder of Dimoso, an integrated PR and marketing agency that specialises in mobile and tech. He is also co-founder of appromoter.

Jani Kahrama Founder Secret Exit
Kevin Dent CEO Tiswaz Entertainment
Maarten Noyons CEO Playground Publishing

As well as creating Playground Publishing in June 2012 with Japanese mobile content company MTI, Maarten is also senior consultant at NCC, and the founder and chairman of the IMGA.

Matt 'Mills' Miller Co-Founder / CEO ustwo

Mills co-founded ustwo, a digital products and services studio back in 2004.

In 2013, after successfully launching Whale Trail, he set up ustwo games to focus on creating beautiful gaming experiences. Recent titles include Blip Blupand the forthcoming Monument Valley.

Michael Breslin Senior Director, Brand Strategy & Marketing Hasbro
Michael Schade CEO / Co-Founder Rockfish Games
Paul Farley CEO / Founder Tag Games

Since founding Tag Games in 2006 Paul has built the studio from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and successful mobile and handheld developers in Europe.

He began a long, and some might say, distinguished, games industry career at legendary developer DMA Design, playing a key role in the development of the GTA series

Sarah Thomson Account Executive - F2P and Mobile Sony Computer Entertainment
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