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
Taehoon Kim – Headshot Square

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: Super Mario Kart

GAVIN LEUNG

Bring the Sizzle (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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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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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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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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Author, painter, swordswoman, and veteran game designer. Connoisseur of cheese, dice, fighting games, and media tropes.

Favorite 90s game: Guardian Heroes

HEATHER G.

Lore Elemental (Sr. Systems Designer)

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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

A Little Bit of Everything (Biz Ops 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 (Lead 2D Artist)

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Industry veteran with years of experience working with and leading teams from the trenches for titles such as Call of Duty: MW3, Tomb Raider, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: WWII. Video game nerd, musician, certified crazy cat man.

Favorite 90s game: Spyro the Dragon

JASON GAVAZZA

Wrecking Crew Foreman (QA Lead)

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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 (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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Graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BA in English, working in Customer Support for games for the past 8 years previously at Blizzard and Trion Worlds. I enjoy cats and long walks on the beach with my cat.

Favorite 90s game: Diablo

JOANNA PALDINO

The Destroyer (Associate Producer)

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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 (Sr. Systems Designer)

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We break it, you buy it! Born and raised in San Francisco. 5+ years doing what I love to do. previously worked for Tribaloid, Kabam, and Kixeye on a variety of titles. On my spare time I enjoy playing Disc Golf and being a Father.

Favorite 90s game: Resident Evil II

KELVIN PRECIADO

Bug Hunter (QA Analyst)

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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 (Lead VFX 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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Started off as a medical professional, but turned my love for games and their communities into a career! My experience has ranged from collaborating with some big-name companies and gaming devs for their events, traveling the U.S to photograph tournaments, to hosting the biggest fighting game weekly in NorCal!

Favorite 90s game: Tekken 2

ROSE SILVESTRE

Meower Ranger (Community, Social Media and Marketing)

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Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. Previously worked on various types of projects from interactive shows to casino games, and even a hacking competition. Loves to play League of Legends.

Favorite 90s game: Age of Empires

RYAN SHEN

The Hunter (Sr. Software Engineer)

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Studied Business Marketing at Hongik University. MFA in Animation & VFX at Academy of Art. Likes to play games, especially League of Legends.

Favorite 90s game: The King of Fighters ’98

SANGMIN LEE

Puppeteer (animator)

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Obsessed with making stuff (games, videos, music) and consuming stuff (994 games, 922 movies, and 1851 albums and counting!). Also a rule-breaker that’s gonna tell you his favorite game of all time that’s NOT 90’s: BLOODBORNE B A B Y

Favorite 90s Game: Tekken 3

TRI NGUYEN

Chaos Personified (Systems Designer)

Yeaji Shin

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)

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)

Junhyoung Park

Animator with SW engineering background. Have both Master of engineering and Master of fine arts degree. Have experience in cinematic, VFX film, Feature
film, TV series and in-game animation. Love movies, games, basketball, skiing, acting.

Favorite 90s game: All versions of Street Fighters 2

JUNHYOUNG PARK

JJun (Animator)

Kyungtae Kim

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

KYUNGTAE KIM

Kay (HR Manager)

Seonung Kim

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)

Jaesung_Kim

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 (Lead Artist)

Kyejoo Jeon

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)

Minsong

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)

Hojin Lee

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

YOUNGMIN SEOK

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

JIWOO LEE

Jiodu (2D Concept Artist)

Cecilia JM Lee

Majored in MDes Animation in the UK. Started work as a 3D Environment artist and shifted to a 3D Character artist. Like going to new places, playing games, and drawing or painting something.

Favorite 90s game: RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dance Dance Revolution, Princess Maker2

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Minnie (Character Artist)

Jongtae_Choi

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

Jongtae Jon Choi

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)