Officials from mobile publisher and developer I-play have confirmed the appointment of David Gosen as the company’s CEO, after he took on the role of acting CEO following the departure of Brain Greasley
in October last year.
Gosen joined I-play, then known as Digital Bridges, as COO in 2004 after quitting his position as MD of Nintendo of Europe
. Since then he has fronted the company’s sales and publishing operations, championing the concept of “one thumb” gaming in an attempt to broaden the appeal of mobile games, as well as helping to launch the I-play consumer brand. The company has begun 2006 in profit with hopes to expand further in Western and world markets.
“David has made an enormously impressive impact on the company’s operations since he joined us in 2004. After a thorough review, the board is pleased to confirm that David has its full backing to lead the company to its next level of growth,” commented I-play chairman Richard Eyre.
Gosen was recently interviewed
by Gamasutra regarding his company's stance on a multitude of issues, also referencing recent I-Play mobile titles, which include 24, The Mobile Game
, the Torino 2006
Winter Olympics game, and Korean-developed 'one thumb' standout Skipping Stone
“I am very pleased to be given the opportunity as CEO to provide continued leadership for I-play’s exciting future. The mobile entertainment industry is simply the most dynamic and inspirational industry to be working in today and I-play is already one of the industry’s leading independent mobile games companies. Together with the fantastic team we have here, I look forward to capitalizing on the massive potential we now see as the company and the industry matures,” said Gosen.