Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 26, 2017
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


PopCap veteran Gwertzman wants to help build your backend
PopCap veteran Gwertzman wants to help build your backend
April 1, 2014 | By Mike Rose




James Gwertzman, formerly a PopCap business veteran, has launched a new outfit that aims to help developers organize a more robust back-end architecture for their games.

Talking to Geekwire, Gwertzman noted that PopCap found the transition to free-to-play tricky, and that the main problem was building the back-end infrastructure from scratch. With PlayFab, Gwertzman hopes to provide studios with a stable back-end from the get-go.

PlayFab is based in Seattle, and provides services like data storage, friend lists, leaderboards, custom game server hosting, and in-game purchasing. The company is looking for anyone, from small indie studios to major publishers, to jump onboard.

Notably, the company is a spin-out from Uber Entertainment -- apparently Uber heard Gwertzman's plans for PlayFab and wanted in on the action. PlayFab's back-end tech utilizes Uber's own tech.


Related Jobs

Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
[02.26.17]

Graphics Programmer
Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
[02.26.17]

Technical Environment Artist
Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
[02.26.17]

Design Intern
thatgamecompany
thatgamecompany — Santa Monica, California, United States
[02.25.17]

Senior Gameplay Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image