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Former Microsoft Game Studios Exec Joins Gazillion As VP

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT

Gazillion Entertainment announced that former Microsoft Game Studios Executive Stuart Moulder has joined as Vice President of Studios, and be responsible for the overall management of Gazillion’s game development efforts across the its studios.

A seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the gaming space, Mr. Moulder began his career with Sierra On-line and Sierra’s online gaming network The ImagiNation Network. Following Sierra, Stuart was General Manager of Microsoft Game Studios. During his eight years at Microsoft, Stuart managed Microsoft’s game development business and was responsible for acquiring and managing developers such as the iconic Bungie (Halo), Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) and FASA (MechWarrior) teams.

Most recently, Stuart was Senior Vice President at Screenlife where he helped the company bring their Scene It? franchise to the Xbox 360 and mobile phone platforms, and where he helped lead the sale of Screenlife to Paramount Digital.

"Stuart is widely recognized as an industry leader with a wealth of experience managing teams who have developed multiple blockbuster titles," said Rob Hutter, CEO of Gazillion. "We’re pleased that Stuart has elected to contribute his deep game industry expertise and proven game development leadership."

"I’m thoroughly excited about the chance to join the team at Gazillion Entertainment," said Stuart. "The mass market MMO space is adding new gamers at a stunning pace and, with the team and titles already in place at Gazillion, the company is well positioned to contend for leadership within the market space in the years ahead."

Stuart Moulder will be based out of Gazillion Headquarters in San Mateo, CA and out of Amazing Society in Issaquah, WA.

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