The newly-revealed Gazillion Entertainment, which is working on Marvel super hero MMOs, among other titles, has appointed to VP of studios Stuart Moulder, Microsoft Game Studios’ former general manager.
Charged with overseeing overall management of Gazillion’s internal studios, Moulder will lead NetDevil, Gargantuan, Amazing Society and Slipgate Ironworks as they collectively continue their work on two Marvel super hero MMOs, Jumpgate Evolution
and other online games both announced and unannounced.
Moulder has also worked for Sierra before spending eight years with Microsoft, where he helped acquire and manage studios including Bungie, Ensemble and FASA. After Microsoft, he was SVP at Screenlife, helping bring Scene It?
to Xbox 360.
Privately-held Gazillion is based in San Mateo, Calif. It emerged from stealth mode
earlier this year, announcing major licensing deals and acquisitions right out of the gate.
One of Gazillion’s big licenses is a 10-year Marvel comics deal. The first game to release under that agreement is the kid-friendly Marvel Super Hero Squad
in 2010, developed by WA.-based Amazing Society.
"The mass market MMO space is adding new gamers at a stunning pace and, with the team and titles already in place at Gazillion, the company is well positioned to contend for leadership within the market space in the years ahead,” Stuart said in a press release.