SOURCE: Jawfish Games

Jawfish Games

May 07, 2013 06:00 ET

Jawfish Games Unveils Advisory Board Including Executives From Google, Activision and Microsoft

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Jawfish Games, the industry leader in real-time, multiplayer tournament games for mobile and web, today announced its Board of Advisors, bringing together executives from companies including Google, Activision and Microsoft. The Advisory Board will play an active role guiding Jawfish as the company accelerates their growth in casual gaming.

Charter members of the Advisory Board include:

  • Ms. Sarah Boatman, VP of Business Development at Microsoft
  • Mr. Ben Cary, CPA and CFO of Ingrooves
  • Mr. Don Dodge, Google Developer Advocate
  • Mr. Ron Doornink, former CEO of Activision Publishing
  • Mr. Scott Greenburg, Partner at K&L Gates
  • Mr. Adam Gries, Founder of Smart Bites
  • Mr. Martin Tobias, founder of tippr.com and Venture Partner at Ignition

Jawfish Games, in partnership with Big Fish, recently launched the first real-time, multiplayer tournament game for iOS. Match-Up! launched to an Apple feature, and rave reviews. The game has generated nearly double the industry average for engagement. Match-Up! players registered more than five million tournament entries in the first month.

"I'm extremely impressed with the quality of games Jawfish can build," said Ron Doornink, former CEO and President of Activision Publishing. "No other mobile gaming company in the world does real-time, multiplayer for mobile as well. Real-time gaming is clearly the next big trend for mobile, and Jawfish is leading the way."

Don Dodge, Google's Developer Advocate said, "Mobile social games are a huge opportunity. Phil Gordon and the Jawfish team have a compelling vision for real-time, multiplayer, social games of skill, for the web and mobile platforms. They have the industry experience and the passion to execute. Jawfish is poised to lead the mobile gaming industry by offering world-class games that will be extremely difficult for competitors to copy." 

"We've got a royal flush with this advisory board," said Phil Gordon, CEO of Jawfish Games. "These advisors are the brightest minds from multiple industries and will help us grow and build a dominant force in mobile gaming."

Additional titles are in development and will be released in Q2 2013.

About Jawfish Games
Jawfish Games is the industry leader in real-time, multiplayer tournaments for mobile and web. The Jawfish platform is scalable, lightweight, and built for the possibility of real-money gaming. Jawfish is venture-backed and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Founders of Jawfish include CEO and former professional poker player, Phil Gordon, as well as three of the lead engineers from the online poker site, Full Tilt Poker. Real-time, multiplayer games released to date include Match-Up! (developed in partnership with Big Fish), Jawfish Words, and Jawfish Poker.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact:
    Morgan Bradley
    Barokas PR for Jawfish Games
    Email Contact
    206.264.8220