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PlaySimple Games announces senior leadership appointments

These announcements come at a time when PlaySimple is looking towards the next phase of expansion after hitting a successful five-year milestone.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 04.59 PM IST
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Headquartered in Bengaluru, PlaySimple Games has reached a multi-million player base with games like WordTrek, WordTrip, and, DailyThemedCrossword.
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MUMBAI: Mobile game development start-up PlaySimple Games on Thursday announced senior leadership appointments to drive its growth and product innovation.

The startup, which has raised $4 million Series A funding from SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures, has appointed Shiv Dulipati as the General Manager. He comes with sixteen years of experience in gaming and has titles like Mafia Wars, FarmVille 2, Crazy Cake Swap, and Draw Something under his belt.

Felix Manojh, Ex-founder of Flixy Games steps in as the Director of Product. Under Felix’s leadership, the company aims to drive its product innovation. Rajeeb VC who has a decade of game development under his belt, having worked on Zynga titles like Mafia Wars, Farmville, and Farmville 2 has joined as the Director of Engineering.

These announcements come at a time when PlaySimple is looking towards the next phase of expansion after hitting a successful five-year milestone.

"It's our constant endeavour at PlaySimple to bring the brightest minds from the gaming business under one roof and having on board such experienced folks to lead innovation and development will be vital to the growth of the company," Siddharth Jain, CEO, PlaySimple, said.

Headquartered in Bengaluru, PlaySimple Games has reached a multi-million player base with games like WordTrek, WordTrip, and, DailyThemedCrossword, the company said in a press release.

Speaking on his appointment, Dulipati said, "The Indian gaming industry has come into its own. Home-grown gaming studios like PlaySimple have successfully developed games that are the top contenders in their categories and are competing with flagship products from global studios.”

"The appetite for word games among casual players continues to grow exponentially and I'm excited to work with the team and add to the legion of successful word games developed by PlaySimple," said Manojh.

In the past, the company’s senior hires included Eashwar Subbiah, VP – Product and Nitin Dhawan, VP – Data Science & Analytics.

Commenting on his new role, Rajeeb said, "The gaming ecosystem is ever-evolving and with increasing accessibility to more sophisticated devices, we are constantly trying to adapt and innovate to maintain the high quality of player experience."

Founded in 2014 with a vision to create a network of social word games, PlaySimple Games has launched a network of products that have millions of daily users.

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