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Videogame data analytics and research platform expands company roster to encourage the development of an equalized gaming industry
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Playgroundz, a videogame data aggregation and research platform that analyzes gaming trends and allows gamers and developers to own and control their personal game data, announced today the addition of Dongpil Lim, a top videogame technical director, as Chief Technology Officer. Additionally, to support its rapid growth, the company brought on a group of valuable advisors with years of experience in the industry to work alongside Lim and the rest of the Playgroundz team. The group of advisors is comprised of leaders in the videogame space, including Louie Reyes, a former PlayStation executive, and Philippe Erwin, former Vice President of Warner Bros Interactive Group and currently the EVP of Business Development and General Counsel at Robot Cache.
Billed as a "Google" for videogames, Playgroundz was conceptualized and created by videogame developer and publisher PM Studios to serve as a database for gamers and developers, presenting an all-new gaming ecosystem that will bring new levels of transparency to the industry. The company, which launched just one month ago in October 2018, has already experienced rapid expansion thanks to a growing team of experts spanning videogame programming, software development and blockchain technology.
"We created Playgroundz to level the playing field between publishers, developers and gamers by decentralizing game data for all parties. By leveraging technological innovations such as big data, machine learning and blockchain technology, we're able to increase transparency and fluidity throughout the entire gaming industry," said Michael Yum, CEO and founder of Playgroundz. "In order to achieve our goals, we are excited to bring on Dongpil and a team of top-notch advisors, who will undoubtedly help develop key technological tools and drive company expansion and success."
Lim, who will serve as Playgroundz's CTO, brings more than a decade of programming experience to the team. A recipient of the Republic of Korea's award for top videogame programmer, Lim will oversee the technological advancements of Playgroundz.
"I joined Playgroundz because I believe in the company's core mission: to disrupt the current unbalanced videogame ecosystem," said Lim. "I intend to leverage my programming expertise to advance Playgroundz's behind-the-scenes technological tools that allow for accurate data aggregation. I am proud to be a part of such an impressive, industry-leading executive team that is tirelessly working to increase transparency and fairness across the gaming industry."
In addition to Lim, Playgroundz has brought on a team of advisors to help oversee company operations, provide legal counsel and advance relationships with countries such as Japan. Because of the rapid growth of the company, both Reyes and Erwin, who have a combined 40 years of experience in the videogame industry, will provide valuable legal and business insight and advice. In addition to Reyes and Erwin, Playgroundz will work with Ted Kim, former President of film production company CJ Entertainment, and videogame publishing company Acttil, to further advance their company mission.
"In a time of unprecedented growth in the videogame industry, we are bringing on our team of advisors to meet the expectations of gamers and developers – heightened transparency and greater access to new forms of compensation for their work," said Yum. "It is time for the industry to fully adjust to the new realities we will face in 2019 and beyond."
To learn more about Playgroundz, visit https://www.playgroundz.io/
Playgroundz is a videogame data aggregation and research platform that decentralizes data for gamers and developers. Consisting of an artificial intelligence system that utilizes big data and machine learning to analyze user traits and blockchain technology to support a reward-based loyalty system. Through decentralization, Playgroundz aims to increase transparency within the videogame industry among gamers, developers and publishers. For more information, visit https://www.playgroundz.io/
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