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Welcome to World Gaming Executives


John Armstrong WGE Director


hat is WGE?


Many magazines, groups, associations and networks claim to be by the Game Development Industry for the


Game Development Industry; the World Gaming Executives Magazine and Group is about the individuals who make the games, gaming, mobile and comics industry what it is today...and what it could be tomorrow.


Over recent years the ‘Executives’ portion of the title (bit too late to change it now) has become somwhat of a misnomer, as the group also incorporates the people who want to become Executives in the industry or people who over time will almost certainly affect decisions made by Industry execs.


This new WGE monthly digital magazine will showcase some of their work and histories in article and interview formats: to include new studio start-ups, game artists, pro game players ‘gamers’, executives, innovators, gamification, marketers, voice over actors, in fact every facet of the games world.


EDITOR IN CHIEF Michael Rohde


ASSISTANT EDITOR John Armstrong


CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ian Howarth


IMAGE CREDITS: VoxPop - Arcade: Antonio Aiello Women In Games - Wonder Woman: Eithne OHanlon Adam Howden - Dragon Age: fortyseven communications David Sobolov - Diablo III: Blizzard PR - Halo Wars: Edelman


CONTACT:


Editor: editor@worldgamingexecutives.com Sales: sales@worldgamingexecutives.com Articles: articles@worldgamingexecutives.com


PUBLISHER Moshen Ltd / www.moshenltd.com


CONNECT WITH US HERE:


WGE Advisory Panel: Since its inception in 2007 WGE has been approached by a number of journalists and bloggers to contribute our thoughts on News items and PR from the world of games. Believing that the people best qualified to answer many of these questions are industry specialists from within the WGE Membership, we have created an Advisory Panel.


POKER Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott Pro Poker Player - WSOP Bracelet Winner


GAME ASSETS Ruke


Game Nation - Founder


INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT Sam Collins


GAMIFICATION Gabe Zichermann


GAMBLING Kevin Flood


Manu Gambhir Justin Thouin Julian Beck


VIDEO GAMES Dee Jay Randall


Aaron Pulkka Lee Jacobson


UKIE - Commercial Manager Gamification Summit - Conference Chair Pureplay Ryzing - Founder & CEO ex-Virgin Gaming & Cryptologic - COO Sky Betting and Gaming - Games Delivery Manager Capcom Vancouver - Technical Director


Jonathan Seidenfeld Ex-Licensing Manager at Sony and Sega - Radiance Digital Entertainment (Shanghai) VP Publishing & Business Development Disney, Sony, THQ, Blizzard, Global Distributor ATARI - SVP Licensing/Digital Publishing


MOBILE GAMES Tony Pearce


Suresh Sudera Jani Karlsson Tim Satchell Axel Hoehnke Neil Wooding


AUDIO David Sobolov


Adam Harrington Zach Hanks Mary Kurek


Khris Brown ART


Miguel Oubina COMICS


Antonio Ribeiro Wayno


KIDS GAMES Bravo Valenti


Kevin Richardson


JOBS/CAREERS Marc Mencher


TV/MOVIES Jeffrey Dickson


LICENSING Scott Kirk


Voice Actor Voice Actor Voice Actor


Visibility Consulting - Professional Networker, IGDA/Casual Connect Writer


Studio Director - KBA Nuclei3d - Director of Creative Services


Anima Serra (Brazil) Producer ToonSeum - Board Member


Bravo’s World - CEO Nickelodeon Games - Senior Producer Gamerecruiter.com - COO Paramount Pictures and Games, Video Games Producer GameLicenses.com - CEO and Managing Director for Game Gurus


WOMEN IN GAMES Maryann Morrison Woman Poker Player Magazine Editor & Womens Poker Club President


Belinda Van Sickle Women in Games - President/CEO


Our thanks to all these people who have volunteered to help and contribute to the continued success of World Gaming Executives.


Michael Rohde has over 20 years of professional experience as a writer and editor. He was recently named the Editor in Chief for World Gaming Executives new magazine, which is proving to be an exciting adventure through which he hopes to meet many innovative people in the gaming industry. Mike is available for freelance work to edit manuals, technical specs, in-game content, website pages or any content that requires a professional touch. You may contact him at rohde.mj@gmail.com.


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Neil Channing Black Belt Poker


47


Breaking Stereotypes: Russian market


48


Women In Games International


40


Profile: Jonathan Seidenfeld


42 Antix Labs TeePee Games - CEO


Head of Games - Vodafone Head of Games (ex-Nokia)


Infomedia, ex-Head of Mobile at BSkyB Mobile Monday Hamburg - Founder EA Mobile - Development Director at EA


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FIksu: Measuring an Apps success


34 Game licensing


36 Interview with Tony Pearce from TeePee Games


37 Stuck in the Past 38


KidnAPP prevention app!


12


The making of Drogba


18


Spider-Man: Edge of Time


22 Starting out: WGE speaks to Students new to the Gaming world


24 Adam Howden: Interview with Adam Howden VO artist.


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Game Nation: Interview with Ruke


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Interview: David Sobolov VO artist


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