Shiver Entertainment Adds Former Zynga SVP John Osvald and Tiburon
Entertainment Co-Founder Jason Andersen to Leadership Team
MIAMI -- September 18, 2013
Shiver Entertainment announced two veteran additions to their founding team
today. John Osvald will join as Co-Founder and Vice President of Production
and Jason Andersen will join as Co-Founder and Vice President of Technology.
The news comes on the heels of Nexon Co. Ltd's multi-year, multi-game
strategic partnership and equity investment in the Miami based start-up last
"The future of gaming is free-to-play and I'm excited to help create a company
that is going to attack things the right way - from culture to strategy to
execution," said Osvald. Osvald was instrumental in the rise of Zynga -
helping establish the data-driven product design methodology that was key to
their early success. During his tenure, Osvald worked on a variety of titles
includingFarmville, Café World, FrontierVille, and CastleVille. He was
regarded as one of the company’s brightest stars and held a variety of
leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Games where he oversaw
much of Zynga’s Ville business.
"Since founding Tiburon almost 20 years ago, I've seen many transitions in the
gaming industry - from cartridges to discs, from 2-D to 3-D, and from offline
to online. But the transition to free-to-play is the biggest yet. I can't wait
to tackle the technical challenges this new playing field provides," said
Andersen. After Tiburon, Andersen founded developer Budcat Creations, which
was later acquired by Activision. Jason has worked on some of the industry's
largest franchises includingMadden NFL, Guitar Hero,and, everyone's
favorite, Clay Fighterfor the Super NES.
"Shiver is focused on creating the world's best free-to-play games, and to do
that we need the world's best talent. John and Jason are a great start towards
assembling the best team in the industry and I look forward to many more
talented folks joining the shiver," said John Schappert, CEO and Founder.
About Shiver Entertainment
Shiver Entertainment, Inc. is a PC and mobile/tablet developer focused on
creating the world's best free-to-play games. The company is headquartered in
sunny, shark friendly, Miami, Florida. Go tojoinshiver.comfor more
information and to apply – we’re hiring all disciplines.
Shiver Entertainment, Inc.
Alana Logan, Publicist, 650-868-2341
John Schappert, CEO
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