SOURCE: Blue Fang Games

Blue Fang Games

August 25, 2009 10:01 ET

Blue Fang Announces Eduardo Baraf as Director, Online / Mobile

Accomplished Game Development Executive Heads Product Development for Online and Mobile Platforms

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Blue Fang Games™, (www.bluefang.com) developer of Zoo Tycoon™ franchise and the upcoming World of Zoo™ game today announced Eduardo Baraf as the studio's Director, Online / Mobile. His first game in this role is the recently released iPhone game "Lion Pride" which has received early critical praise and has been featured in the iTunes "New and Noteworthy" section.

Baraf is responsible for end-to-end product development for online and mobile platforms. In addition to ongoing work on mobile products, Baraf is actively pushing new online endeavors at Blue Fang. These efforts supplement Blue Fang's console and PC development capabilities.

"Ed's entrepreneurial sprit, leadership abilities and game development skills make him the perfect fit for this important new role," said Hank Howie, president of Blue Fang Games. "Blue Fang sees tremendous potential in applying our unmatched development expertise in animal and zoo games to mobile and online platforms, and Ed will play a key role in turning this potential into reality."

Prior to joining Blue Fang Games, Baraf was Director of Product Management at Tabula Digita responsible for its PC and Casual Online products in the educational game space. Specific projects he was involved in include the Single and Multiplayer education FPS series "Dimension M" and the MMO casual education game "The League of Scientists." Prior to Tabula Digita, Baraf was Studio Head at Mind Control Software where he oversaw all of Mind Control's development efforts and day-to-day studio operations while the company developed casual, online, and handheld products.

"Blue Fang's opportunities in the online and mobile space are impressive -- I am excited to head product development for these initiatives," said Eduardo Baraf, Director, Online / Mobile. "We've assembled an outstanding, experienced team and it is personally and professionally rewarding to lead these efforts and work with this talent to deliver new and exciting interactive experiences on these platforms."

About Blue Fang Games

Blue Fang Games is an independent game developer dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactive entertainment to deliver original and engaging experiences that stand out from the noise on the shelves. Blue Fang's Zoo Tycoon™ franchise has sold over 8 million units worldwide and the studio is now developing World of Zoo which will be released by THQ, Inc this Fall on the Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ and Windows® PC platforms. Founded in 1998, Blue Fang Games is located in Waltham, MA. For more information visit Blue Fang Games on the web at www.bluefang.com and join Blue Fang's Twitter at https://twitter.com/BlueFangGames.

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