Boss Fight Adds Former EA SVP of Mobile Mike Verdu to Advisory Board
Allen, TX —October 1, 2018 —Boss Fight Entertainment, developer and publisher of the hit mobile game Dungeon Boss, announced today the addition of industry veteran Mike Verdu to its advisory board. As former SVP of EA Mobile and former Chief Creative Officer of Zynga, Verdu brings decades of experience to Boss Fight as the company enters its next phase of growth including establishing publishing capabilities.
“Mike has been a trusted voice for years, and we’ll lean on him to help accelerate Boss Fight’s transition from game maker and operator to developer and publisher of original properties beginning with Dungeon Boss,” said David Rippy, Boss Fight CEO.
“The stellar team at Boss Fight includes some of the most talented game developers in the industry,” said Verdu. “The core team has been together for more than a decade and has made high quality game experiences for consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. It’s an honor and privilege for me to work with Boss Fight as they transform into a full-featured game publisher as well as a world class developer and operator of live game services.”
Founded by Zynga Dallas veterans Bill Jackson, David Rippy, and Scott Winsett, Boss Fight has grown to one of the largest independent free-to-play developers in the US with over 90 employees and studios in Allen, TX and Austin, TX. The company expects to continue its rapid growth and has multiple titles scheduled to launch over the next two years. Equally significant, Boss Fight has begun building out its publishing capabilities and will begin self-publishing Dungeon Boss worldwide this month.
Mike Verdu is a veteran game industry executive, entrepreneur, and creative leader. He has held senior management positions at three leading game companies, serving as SVP of Mobile for Electronic Arts, President of Studios and Chief Creative Officer for Zynga, and President of Studios for Kabam. As a founding entrepreneur, Verdu started and sold three companies. Verdu is also a seasoned creative leader. Games that Verdu has contributed to as a creative director, CCO, or Executive Producer have sold over 20 million units at retail, garnered tens of millions of online players, and generated over $1.5B in revenues.
About Boss Fight Entertainment
Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles including Age of Empires, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Halo Wars, and the free-to-play mega-hit CastleVille. Most recently, Boss Fight’s team developed the hit mobile game Dungeon Boss. Boss Fight’s continuing mission is to bring simple, beautiful and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play.