|[November 08, 2012]
Machine Zone Hires Industry Veteran Sim Dietrich to Lead Graphic Technologies Teams for Upcoming Community-Based Mobile MMO Titles
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Leading free-to-play community-based mobile MMO game developer,
Machine Zone, has tapped Sim Dietrich as Senior Technical Director of
Graphics Technologies. In his new role at Machine Zone, Dietrich will
head-up the client side of the platform team, helping to deploy a faster
and more scalable development cycle. Dietrich joins Machine Zone from
OnLive, where he managed the platform, UI, engineering and game
"Sim is a legend in the 3D graphics world and will be a tremendous asset
to Machine Zone," said Gabriel Leydon, CEO Machine Zone. "Adding Sim to
our team will help us to evolve our platform and create the most
graphically advanced mobile MMO games available."
Dietrich has nearly 20 years of experience in software engineering, game
design and 3D graphics technologies at leading companies such as OnLive,
Composite Studios, Intel (News - Alert) Corp and NVIDIA, where he developed and
evangelized real-time graphics techniques. He is the inventor and
co-inventor of several patente technologies surrounding low-latency
processing, video processing, shading languages and anti-aliasing.
"Machine Zone's technology is charting new waters in the mobile gaming
space. I'm thrilled to help drive this technology further with such a
talented team," Dietrich said.
Machine Zone is a leader in mobile free-to-play community-based titles
that leverage truly mobile features of smartphones. Machine Zone's
arsenal of games includes iMob 2, Original Gangstaz and Global
War, which have each reached the App Store's top free and top
grossing charts. To date, the company has seen more than 40 million
downloads of its iPhone (News - Alert) games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies
Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup.
To learn more about Machine Zone and its games please visit http://www.machinezone.com/.
About Machine Zone
Headquartered in Palo Alto (News - Alert), California, Machine Zone, Inc. is a leading
free-to-play, community-based massively multiplayer mobile
game developer. Machine Zone, founded as Addmired in 2008, boasts more
than 40 million downloads of its titles, including iMob, Original
Gangstaz, Global War, iMob 2, Race
or Die 2, Jet Fighters II, among others. The company
received the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped
Startup. Machine Zone is backed by Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and
Menlo Ventures (News - Alert). For more information, visit www.machinezone.com.
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