Cie Games Bolsters Management Team, Bringing Experienced Industry Executives On Board to Spur Growth in Mobile Game Development

  Cie Games Bolsters Management Team, Bringing Experienced Industry Executives
  On Board to Spur Growth in Mobile Game Development

Matt Nutt to Lead Studio’s Business Development and Operations; and Chong Ahn
                          to Head Mobile Game Design

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- July 30, 2013

Cie Games, a leading developer and publisher of mobile and social games,
strengthens its executive roster with the appointment of Matt Nutt and Chong
Ahn. Matt assumes the role of vice president of business development and
operations, while Chong Ahn also joins the company as executive producer,
overseeing mobile game design and creative direction.

Cie Games publishes the popular Facebook platform game Car Town, which
recently celebrated its third year of live service and continued growth with
nearly 65 million registered players to date. The studio also is in active
development on Racing Rivals, a cutting-edge mobile drag racing game featuring
real-time competitive multiplayer and social features, a first for the genre.
Racing Rivals is scheduled to launch later this summer.

Matt brings to the award-winning studio more than 16 years of experience in
e-commerce and videogames. He oversees business development, marketing and
business intelligence while leading policies and business objectives
development for Cie Games’ growing games portfolio. He joins Cie Games from
Square Enix where he was part of a new studio publishing free-to-play mobile
and PC online titles based on original IP. Previously, Matt held management
positions at Blizzard Entertainment, where he was involved in the publishing
of record-breaking titles, including Diablo III, StarCraft II and World of
Warcraft expansions. He also was a founding shareholder and early member of
the Expedia team incubated within Microsoft.

Chong brings 10 years of gaming industry experience to Cie Games. He also
recently joined the company from Square Enix, where he led efforts to launch
game brands and digital initiatives. Previously Chong was with Ubisoft’s
Digital Publishing Group as a game manager, overseeing the development of
mobile, social and free-to-play titles based on notable franchises like Might
and Magic, Tom Clancy and licensed properties such as The Smurfs. In his role
as executive producer at Cie Games, Chong will help drive the creative
development and product management of the company’s growing mobile games
portfolio.

“Due to the phenomenal prolonged success of our Car Town franchise, we’re
increasing our production capabilities and developing multiple new titles,”
said Dennis Suggs, president and CEO, Cie Games. “Adding talent of the caliber
of Matt and Chong will help us to level up the company. With his ability to
combine business strategy with creative initiatives, Matt adds a unique
perspective to the executive management team, and Chong brings new creative
energy and insight into the design of our upcoming cutting-edge titles. We are
lucky to have them both on our roster.”

About Cie Games

Cie Games is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and social games. The
studio’s flagship title, Car Town, is the first Facebook game built around
brands and boasts nearly 65 million installs. The company released a follow
up, Car Town Streets, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which become a Top 10
Game on the App Store in multiple countries. Named one of America’s Most
Promising Companies by Forbes, and ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™,
Cie Games has developed licensing, advertising and marketing partnerships and
integrations with more than 35 major companies and brands, including NASCAR,
General Motors, NBCUniversal, Honda, Sony Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group,
and Walmart. Cie Games is a venture-backed company and is based in Long Beach,
Calif. For more information, visit www.ciegames.com.

Contact:

Cie Games
Chan Lim / Johner Riehl
310-477-2871, Ext. 670
clim@wonacottpr.com / jriehl@wonacottpr.com
 
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