Our Team

Our team has collectively developed and launched over a dozen hit console and online games, including several that have redefined their respective genres: Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, Diablo II, and Lineage II.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • SEOUL, KOREA
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Serial entrepreneur in the high-tech, online gaming sector. Co-founded nWay, Pixelberry, Nurien Software, and IvyConnection. Advisor to many successful startups including SundayToz, Cloudgine and Coffee Meets Bagel. President of Realtime Worlds Korea and early member of New Business Development team at Samsung Electronics where it spawned smartphone and mobile gaming businesses.

Favorite 90s game: Tekken 3

TAEHOON KIM

CEO/Alchemist (Co-Founder)

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Experienced in building brands with pop-culture relevance in interactive entertainment. Launched and managed Star Wars, DC Comics, and LEGO games in mobile and console. Held leadership positions at Warner Bros, YouTube and LucasArts. Former economic consultant at Arthur Andersen with an MBA from MIT.

Favorite 90s game: WWF No Mercy

GAVIN LEUNG

The Million Download Man (VP of Marketing)

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Animator turned designer with 12+ years in game development working on a wide range of projects including Jet Li’s Rise to Honor, Conan, Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, and Sly Cooper Thieves in Time.

Favorite 90s game: Mortal Kombat II

STEVE KUROKI

Foodie Ranger (VP of Creative)

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Business Development and Licensing executive with 20+ years’ experience developing and growing global brands: Toys“R”Us, WWE, Power Rangers, Halo, Star Wars.  Passionate about pop culture and expanding product lines to fan communities.

Favorite 90s game: Super Spike V’Ball

BRIAN MAEDA

The Dealmaker (VP of Business Development)

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Born in the 90’s and raised in the Bay Area with a love for video games. BA in Animation and Visual Effects. Enjoys seeing or applying the smallest details in art, especially animation.

Favorite 90s game: Jak 2

CHAD PERTH

Kinesthetic Engineer (Character TD/Animator)

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Grew up in the Philippines and Guam. Dropped the island life to come stateside and got my BFA in Animation/Illustration at SJSU. Been working in the game industry for the past 10 years. Have a deep love for raw fish and rice.

Favorite 90s game: NBA Jam

CHRIS CARRANZA

The Islander (Lead 3D Artist)

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A San Francisco native who majored in accounting. 10+ years in the financial industry and 6+ years in mobile gaming. Previously worked at Kabam on Marvel Contest of Champions, Transformers Forged to Fight, and Shop Titans. Loves sports, sci-fi and noodle soup.

Favorite 90s game: Final Fantasy VII

COLIN TONG

The Big Spender (Growth Marketing Lead)

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Growing up in the 80s, feeding countless quarters into arcade machines, I remember thinking “one day these games will look as cool as the illustrations on the sides of these game cabinets”. This fascination, with my obsession with control panels probably had something to do with me finding a home doing video game UI.

Favorite 90s game: MDK

DANIEL CHEVALIER

Coffee Surgeon (Sr. UI/UX Artist)

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Previously worked as a Programmer at EA, Namco, SmartBombInteractive, and KIXEYE. Previous titles include Godfather, Dead To Rights, Snoopy Vs RedBaron.

Favorite 90s game: ICO (almost 90s!)

DARYL TUNG

Professional Fixer (Lead Software Engineer)

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Video games have been my passion since I was a kid. Went to school to design video games, 8+ years developing my skills to break a game before it’s even in development.

Favorite 90s game: Final Fantasy 7

DAVID LU

Breaker of Games (QA Analyst)

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Graduated from UC Berkeley and landed in the world of PvP mobile games. Claims to play games for fun, but is that really true?

Favorite 90s game: Final Fantasy Tactics

DON ARBOLEDA

Supererogatory Sesquipedalia Connoisseur (Software Engineer)

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Previously worked at Popcap Studios on Plants vs. Zombies 3. An expert gamer who excels at mashing.

Favorite 90s game: 2nd Super Robot Wars G

GRANT WANG

The Delete Key (Software Engineer)

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Majored in Computer Engineering from Ajou University, Korea. Previously worked at Wonder and Neople, where he worked on Dungeon and Fighter. Loves music, photography, and travelling.

Favorite 90s game: Command and Conquer

HYOJIN KIM

Diver (Sr. Software Engineer)

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Majored in English at UCLA and studied Literature Translation at KLTI.

Favorite 90s game: Chrono Trigger

IVY LEE

Miss Biz (Business Operations Manager)

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Has 9 years of 3D graphic and lead concept artist experience. Formerly worked at GameHi and Doobic Entertainment (both acquired by Nexon) in South Korea.

Favorite 90s game: Dungeon Keeper

JACOB HYUNSEOK KIM

The Illusionist (Lead Character Artist)

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Experienced product manager with a passion for solving problems and delighting users. Worked on titles such as Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, and King’s Road. Loves food, loves games, loves music.

Favorite 90s game: Super Mario Bros. 3

JAIME LAI

Sultan of SWOT (Sr. Product Manager)

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MFA in Visual Development at Academy of Art and BA in Graphic Art and Animation at SF State University. Worked as freelance concept artist in animation at Helpful Bear Production Inc. and Carlos Baena LLC.

Favorite 90s game: NBA Jam

JAMES PASCUAL

Figment Projector (Associate Art Director)

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Passionate gaming veteran with 15 years experience who brings order to the chaos with a focus on quality, stability and Team success. I march to the a beat of a different drum.

Favorite 90s game: Diddy Kong Racing

JEFF DIAZ

Summoner of Order (Sr. Project Manager)

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Developer Liaison, SME extraordinaire turned QA nerd. I don’t like to break things; I like to dispel the illusion that things work.

Favorite 90s game: Doom

JERRY DICKERSON

Sunshine (QA Analyst)

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Majored in Psychology at Stanford University and liked the Bay Area so much I never left. Previously worked at Jam City on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spreadsheets for both fun and profit.

Favorite 90s game: Age of Empires II

JOE DOMENICI

Spreadsheet Wrangler (Lead Designer)

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Grew up reading, writing, & playing arcade fighting games. Spent much of the late 90s and 00s organizing and competing in tournaments, which led to becoming one of the lead authors for Brady/Prima Games (double RIP). Now puts that time spent crunching frame data into designing combat.

Favorite 90s game: all things Street Fighter

JOE EPSTEIN

Street Fighting Man (Associate Combat Designer)

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Former Nullsoft Llama whipper, life-long gamer, unabashed Nintendo fan, and experienced community manager that has spent over two decades growing audiences for various entertainment applications.

Favorite 90s game: Super Metroid

JONATHAN WARD

Sower of Discord (Group Manager, Community)

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BFA in Animation at the Academy of Art University. He has spent the last 10 years creating fun and interactive VFX for video games with styles ranging from cartoony, to realistic. Some previous titles include Heroes of Newerth, Strife, and Savage Resurrection.

Favorite 90s game: Mario Kart 64

KRIS ZIMIN

The Pixel Pusher (Associate Tech Art Director/Lead VFX Artist)

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Food scientist before shifting careers to game designer 7 years ago. Mentored designers, led teams, and shipped multiple titles across his tenure in Gameloft and Hothead Games. Treats games as books.

Favorite 90s game: Final Fantasy 7

KRISTYAN QUEANO

Mechanics Monger (Sr. Gameplay Designer)

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Ate too many sandwiches over the years and evolved into an artist. Loves to pet dogs and lift heavy.

Favorite 90s game: Street Fighter 2

KYLE WANG

The Dog Lifter (Sr. Concept Artist)

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10+ years of experience in the game industry. Previously worked at Nexon and Neople. Previous titles include Dungeon and Fighter and Mabinogi. Likes to spend time with his cat named Momo.

Favorite 90s game: Lunar Silver Star Story

KYUNGHUN CHO

Calm Striker (Sr. Software Engineer)

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Competitive gamer for most of the aughts, specializing in 2D fighting games and achieving multiple top 8 finishes in the Evo Championship Series for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and Street Fighter IV. Worked in the industry as an author for several years before ending up as a combat designer. Big fan of stand-up comedy and Quentin Tarantino films.

Favorite 90s game: Quest for Glory Anthology

LONG TRAN

The X-Factor (Sr. Combat Designer)

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Started career in Florida, moved to San Francisco in 2011. Avid tabletop RPG player, foodie, beer lover.

Favorite 90s game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

LUKE GAMBLE

Art Warlord (Art Producer)

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The chosen one who’s born able to draw before writing. Getting dragged to Architecture Side and by the power of “Wholly Artengel” converted back to Art Side. Currently facing the problem of running out of space from toy collecting.

Favorite 90s game: Link to the Past, MK, SF2 Turbo

MARCO LITYA

Art Templar (Principal 2D Artist)

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Former Capcom, Namco, Sony. Tradeshows and E-sports production. Fighting game enthusiast (non-pro), Souls fanatic, platformer born and raised, RPG explorer, sharpshooter and license revoked. “They say I’m I.T. but I’m not…they say I’m a video editor but I’m not…they say I’m asleep but I’m n — okay you got me there.”

Favorite 90s game: Breakers Revenge

MIKE DESENGANIO

The Firefighter (Associate Combat Designer)

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25+ years voraciously consuming games, 2+ years chiseling away at them. Why live one life when you can play all of them?

Favorite 90s game: Pajama Sam, Golden Sun (2001.. counts?)

PHILLIP CHOI

'That Doesn't Look Right' Sleuth (QA Analyst)

Hakiki Rene

Emmy-nominated producer with a passion for developing innovative products. Held senior and executive producer positions at Digital Domain, Digital Funk Machine, Konami, Hijinx Studios, and Interplay working on iconic franchises such as Voltron, Dance Dance Revolution, Karaoke Revolution, Silent Hill, Castlevania, NBA Jam, Barbie, Vandal Hearts, Touchmaster, Fallout, and Star Trek.

Favorite 90s game: GoldenEye 007, Starcraft, Metal Gear Solid

RENE HAKIKI

Old-fashioned Technophile (Lead Producer)

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Bay Area native, musician/audio engineer, leveled up to SW development customer service pro.

Favorite 90s game: Doom II, Myst.

BILL THOMPSON

Customer Whisperer (Customer Service Manager)

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Experienced product manager with industry experience in fintech, e-commerce, crypto, and banking. Worked on B2C marketplaces at Amazon and OKCoin and defined and managed B2B cross border payments products at Ripple and JPMorgan. Living back in PA after spending some time in NYC, Seattle, and the Bay Area.

Favorite 90s game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

SUMIT RASTOGI

Codename King (Sr. Product Manager)

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8+ years exp. as a server engineer in CDNetworks and startup. I like meat, python, mongodb, linux and golang. I am member of PyCon Korea Organizer. Do everything just for fun.

Favorite 90s game: The War of Genesis 3

YEAJI SHIN

Codingmon (Sr. Server Engineer)

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Always had a strong passion for game development and art since he had his first Nintendo system. He got into drawing animated effects and shooting movie videos with his camcorders. In his free time, he still makes games, art, and shoots videos with his phone… only difference is that he does it with his kids now.

Favorite 90s game: Super Metroid

KEITH DUNNG

Visual Manipulator (Motion Graphics Artist)

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Majored in Computer Engineering. Has worked in the gaming industry close to a decade. Passionate about creating a company culture based on growth, transparency, and feedback.

Favorite 90s Game: Super Mario’s World

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Yingie (Sr. HR Manager)

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Lifelong gamer and 10+ year QA veteran born and raised in San Jose, CA. Film & Digital Media/Philosophy double major from UC Santa Cruz. Spent a month filming in India. Worked on previous titles including Dead Space, Burnout Paradise City, Madden NFL, Rockband Beatles, Army of Two, Command and Conquer, the Sims, Soul Calibur 5, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, Game of War, Mobile Strike, Star Trek Fleet Command, Avatar: Pandora Rising and Magic Legends.

Favorite 90s game: Myth 2: Soulblighter

ANTHONY MOURA

Azorkian (QA Analyst)

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Majored in Computer Science at Swarthmore College; favorite courses were operating systems, computer graphics, and algorithms. Hobbies include karaoke, going on scenic hikes, and playing DotA 2.

Favorite 90s game: StarCraft: Brood War

AARON KANG

Coding Mercenary (Jr. Engineer)

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Seasoned Bay Area game developer with over 16+ years creating mobile games at glu, Kongregate, Zynga and Skillz.  Passionate about anything and everything gaming from handheld to PC/console and arcades.

Favorite 90s Game:  Super Metroid, Sonic 2, Unreal

KEVIN DUPUY

Maker of Games (Director of Production)

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MA in Animation from DePaul University. Fan of all things 80s/90s cartoons and a Disney expert. Artist by day, fitness enthusiast by lunch, toy collector by dinner and gamer by night.

Favorite 90s Game: Primal Rage

BRITTON BUCCIARELLI

Half-Shell Hero (3D Artist)

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Passionate about social media and community management, growing a healthy community wherever I go! Fan of all things Disney and bears, love them to infinity and beyond! Creating content by day, and drawing bears by night.

Favorite 90s Game: Super Mario Kart

RANDIE LIN

The Bearfluencer (Community Manager)

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Lifelong gamer and esports fan. Recent graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Information Science. Love watching sports, cooking, and playing golf!

Favorite 90s game: Pokemon Red

GREG EUM

The Bay Native (Associate Producer)

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Crytpo fanatic and growth marketer, former Director of Growth at ShapeShift. He has spent nearly a decade in the crypto space, converging a focus on future tech and a passion for data-driven innovation. Enjoys cooking, cold beers, NFTs, traveling with his wife and spending time with their cat named Beef.

Favorite 90s game: Pokémon Red Version

NICK PITTS

Crypto Crusader (NFT Marketing Lead)

Sangjin Hyun

15+ years online game industry veteran. Previously worked as a Chief Architect at Innospark and as a platform director at Nurien Software. Interested in backend open source projects and new technologies which can make fun game.

Favorite 90s game: Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

SANGJIN HYUN

Fire Fighter (Director of Server Engineering)

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MS in Media from Ajou University.11+ years of experience as software engineer. Previously worked as development director at Innospark. Previous titles include Rule the Sky, Dragon Friends, and Hero Sky. Enjoy board games and golf.

Favorite 90s game: Dune2 and Command and Conquer series.

JINHYUN KIM

Eli (Lead Client Engineer)

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Server engineer with 5 years of experience. Previously worked at InnoSpark and released HeroSky, a mobile strategy game. An enthusiastic gamer and a huge NBA fan.

Favorite 90s game: One Must Fall 2097

JUNHEE LEE

Mr.Fanboy (Sr. Server Engineer)

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HR career at Neowiz and Webzen in the game industry since 2011. Love listening to the music of Hip-Hop, EDM, Ballad.

Favorite 90s game: Prince of Persia

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Kay (HR Manager)

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Client engineer of 10 years of experience, Previously I mainly created TPS, SNG and Strategy game types and liked fighting games and movies.

Favorite 90s game: Samurai Shodown 4

SEONUNG KIM

Guardian(Sr. Client Engineer)

Yeonjin Choe

Long-time gamer who has played games since Nov 1980. Enjoy collecting retro games and writing articles and reviews on various games in different genres.

Favorite 90s game: Tactics ogre – Let us cling together. (SNES)

YEONJIN CHOE

AlcoholGamer (Sr. Game Designer)

Yountae Kang

BS in Computer Science from the SoongSil University, Korea. Previously worked on my own mobile service based on web-server and android environment with several team members. Loves to listen, rather than to talk.

Favorite 90s game: Pocket Monsters

YOUNTAE KANG

Archer (Sr. Server Engineer)

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14 years of game development experience, working at NCsoft. Art director, lead artist, and senior character modeler.

Favorite 90s game: WarCraft3

JAESUNG KIM

Super minion (Art Director)

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Previously worked as Project Director of Seven Knights Japan at Netmarble nexus. Previous titles include Keroro Fighters and Gunbound.  I like action RPG and strategy simulation genre.

Favorite 90s game: Xak3, The Legend of Heroes Ⅳ, Devil Force3, Diablo, Starcraft

KYEJOO JEON

Relay (Sr. Game Designer)

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Bs. in Computer Engineering from Sogang University in Korea. Have Worked in gaming industry since 2014.

Memorize memories!

Favorite 90s game: Wonder Boy in Monster Land

MIN SONG

theoBurp (Client Engineer)

Wonjin Cho

After graduating from university, I created animation and film effects. About 14 years ago I came to the game and created the effects of Sun Online and The Day online. I like movies or games and I like to communicate with people.

Favorite 90s game: Romance of The Three Kingdoms 2

WONJIN CHO

Jin (VFX Artist)

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Has 13+ years of software engineer experience. Previously worked with FPS and Strategy games. I like listen to the music, and play games.

Favorite 90s game: The legend of the heroes , Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch

HOJIN LEE

armoredcode (Sr. Client Engineer)

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I’ve worked as UI designer and made 5 games since 2017. I really love playing game , making game, design game.

Favorite 90s game: Metal slug

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Mini (UI Artist)

Junghyun Hwang

I have about six years of experience in motion design. The previous company made VR games with RPG. I like to play games.

Favorite 90s game: Age of Empires 2

JUNGHYUN HWANG

Timon (Animator)

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Majored in Game Devlopment BFA, graduated from University in San Francisco. Have experiences in 2D and 3D Environment Art for mobile and steam based games. Sometimes like to walk around the town, and sometimes like to just chill in home drawing something.

Favorite 90s game: The sims Original

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Chlolo (Environment Artist)

Soyeon Park

I majored in graphic design. When I fell in love with game graphics and woldview, I decided to work in the game industry. I’ve made 2D, 3D characters, and also I’m going to make attractive characters. I love old things like 80, 90s music, old game graphics, design posters.

Favorite 90s game: Princess maker 3, Puzzle Bobble

SOYEON PARK

Batto (3D Character Artist)

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Majored in Sculpture and Psychology from Ewha w. University. I like comics, games and walking with my dog.

Favorite 90s game: Sonic the hedgehog 3

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Jiodu (2D Concept Artist)

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Born in Korea, raised in Latin America, and educated in the US. Dedicated gamer, experienced in live game servicing and new project management.

Favorite 90s game: Final Fantasy 6

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Shapeshifter (Project Manager)

Youhyun Kim

I like games, so I came to the game industry and working on game quality assurance for over 2 years. Previous titles include Chunha Mussang, Elion and Rogue Universe.

Favorite 90s game: Worms Armageddon, Metal Slug, Ninja Baseball Bat Man

YOUHYUN KIM

KingU (QA Analyst)

Eunbi Choi

I majored in game graphics at Chungkang College of Culture Industry.
I became an environment modeler because I enjoyed playing games and creating a new world.
I like walking in nature, swimming, talking, and playing PvP games.

Favorite 90s game: Kirby, Disney’s Tarzan

EUNBI CHOI

Bee (Environment Artist)

Hyunah Kim

I majored in Education at Ewha W. University.
I worked at Sindoh as a SW engineer more than 3 years.
I like playing games or taking pictures in free time.

Favorite 90s game: Roller coaster tycoon

HYUNAH KIM

Emilia (Server Engineer)

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I majored Communication Design and worked 4 years in advertising agency.
I feel happy when I am getting positive reviews through my works.

Favorite 90s game: Bubble Bobble, Puyo Puyo, Tetris, Princess Maker3

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Lusia (2D Artist)

Seungho Lee

I majored in video animation. I love drawing, music, and peace. May everyone have peace of mind.

Favorite 90s game: Kirby WarCraft3

SEUNGHO LEE

Winner (2D Concept Artist)

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I majored in Chinese translation and EU study in university but chose different path after graduation from univ and have studied animating for 3 months, 3D character modeling for more than a year in private institute.
I personally love manga, anime and games such kind of things.

Favorite 90s game: Pokemon

MINSEONG SEON

Min (3D Character Artist)

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I am a web developer majoring in psychology and computer engineering. I like to create services by collaborating with planners and designers.
Interested in and investing in virtual assets.

Favorite 90s game: Super Mario world

WONKYU KIM

Walter (Web Developer)

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I’m a software engineer and worked in various startup companies.
Developing software is my only hobby, specialty, and major.
Therefore, I want to get various experiences as a software engineer.

Favorite 90s game: Heroes of Might & Magic 3

MINSOO PARK

Rex (Web Developer)

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I’m a self-motivated person with some work experience in the fintech industry. I’ve tried my best to be resilient under any circumstances and loved to challenge myself.

Favorite 90s game: The kingdom of the winds

MINKYEONG JUNG

Min (Project Manager)