Live Gamer, a microtransaction solutions provider for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks, announced the appointment of Stevana "Stevie" Case as its senior director of business development.
Case first caught the attention of the industry as a professional gamer when she defeated Quake
-designer John Romero in a Quake
deathmatch. She later worked at Ion Storm (Deus Ex, Thief
) as a game tester and eventually a level designer, then went on to co-found Monkeystone Games, where she served as CEO.
Since then, she's held several management and executive roles, working as the manager of Product Development at Warner Bros.'s wireless division and most recently as the vice president of Business Development and Sales at microtransaction software company Fatfoogoo.
Founded in 2007, Live Gamer is headquartered in New York and has offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and Seoul.
It provides microtransaction services for a number of gaming, social, and entertainment companies such as Acclaim, Funcom, NHN USA, and Sony Online Entertainment. The company currently supports more than 65 million users in 23 countries.
"Stevie Case is something of an icon in the gaming industry, and has in recent years made her mark as a successful business development professional," says Live Gamer co-founder and president Andrew Schneider. "We’re thrilled to bring her industry expertise into the Live Gamer family."