NaturalMotion Games has reportedly hired Dan Borthwick, formerly common technology lead at Electronic Arts' social game subsidiary Playfish, to lead its mobile-focused studio in London.
Borthwick is the latest in a string of social game veterans who have recently departed from EA, including Playfish's former London headquarters GM and VP John Earner
, Playfish CTO Sami Lababidi, EA Interactive head Barry Cottle
, and EA Interactive VP Sebastien de Halleux.
One of the founding developers for Playfish, Borthwick will oversee the London studio's efforts producing free-to-play iPhone and Android titles, according to a report
from UK trade site Develop. Its previous releases include My Horse, Jenga,
and the Backbreaker