iPhone games publisher ngmoco announced today that it has hired MySpace executive Jason Oberfest to its executive team. Oberfest will head ngmoco's planned expansion into social web application development.
Oberfest previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Manager for MySpace's open platform for social web games and applications.
As ngmoco's new Vice President of Social Applications, Oberfest will bring ngmoco's franchises to the web and social networks. Oberfest will also work to develop and port social games to the iPhone and mobile devices.
"It's clear that, like the iPhone, social gaming is an essential facet of a next generation games company and Jason will bring a valuable perspective and incredible horsepower to an important segment of our business as we look to expand strategically to the social web," said ngmoco CEO Neil Young.
ngmoco emerged as a creative force on the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms with original titles like Topple, WordFu
, and the Rolando
series. The company has issued no details regarding which, if any, of its existing franchises will be coming to the web and social networks in the future.