Google and MySpace veteran Ulf Waschbusch has joined MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe at his social gaming company MindJolt, where he will head the company's internal mobile game development.
In his new role as the head of mobile products, Waschbusch will develop the company's mobile product strategy and marketing initiatives, and will lead a thirty-person development team at the company's Benuos Aires-based SGN studio (Mini Tycoon Casino
, Skies of Glory
), which the company acquired earlier this year
"The opportunity to join MindJolt and lead the SGN studio was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse," said Waschbusch. "Creating an ecosystem that benefits from social, web and mobile interconnectedness is a visionary idea, and one that I am firmly committed to. My contribution will be to drive the quality and sophistication of SGN games."
Waschbusch is also a veteran of T-Mobile and, most recently, developed product strategy at Chinese PC game company Garena.
"The acquisition of SGN in April 2011 provided MindJolt with a talented game studio with a roster of hit mobile games," said MindJolt CEO Chris DeWolfe. "In tapping mobile industry veteran Ulf Waschbusch to lead that team, we are confident that our social mobile games will continue to engage and impress mobile game fans."
In addition to SGN, MindJolt also recently acquired online game network Hallpass Media, which operates sites that include WordGames.com, VirtualPets.com and StickGames.com.