Juan heads the production at Joju Games. Joju produces Casual Games for web, PC downloads, consoles and mobile platforms, and for clients such as RealArcade, MTV Networks, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. Previously, and as one of the first members of the Yahoo! Games team, Juan was the lead producer for the downloadable games area and community manager of multi player games. In the last year of his tenure at Yahoo!, Juan was the head of Yahoo! Games Studios.
Juan is one of the editors of the IGDA Casual Games White Paper, a Program Advisor at the Casual Games Association, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Juan holds a BFA in Electronic Media from the University of Illinois.
Features by Juan Gril:
Innovative Casual Game Design: A Year in Review [06.19.09]
The State of Indie Gaming [04.30.08]
Innovation in Casual Games: A Rallying Cry [10.11.07]