Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 7, 2021
arrowPress Releases

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

Lionside Secures $1.6M for Social Sports Games

Lionside Secures $1.6M for Social Sports Games

November 29, 2010 | By Eric Caoili

November 29, 2010 | By Eric Caoili
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC

Lionside (formerly Popside), a social game developer focused on sports titles, has secured around $1.6 million in its first round of funding, according to an SEC filing.

Founded in 2009, Lionside is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London and Surabaya, Indonesia. The start-up is committed to "combining powerful social gaming mechanics with the proven affinity between fans and the teams and sports that they love."

The developer is headed by Doug Scott, who previously spent six years at Electronic Arts in a variety of roles, including VP of Global Online and VP of Sports, Entertainment, and Lifestyle Marketing. Most recently, he was VP of Marketing and Business Development for RMG Networks.

Scott co-founded Lionside with several other game industry vets, such as Zynga's former marketing VP Brandon Barber, who is now VP of Marketing and Production at the developer. Ali Nazer, who also once worked at EA's marketing division, is VP of Operations at Lionside.

The company's only release so far is Lionside Football, which released in September and currently has 307,990 monthly active users, according to figures from AppData.

Related Jobs

Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan

Experienced Game Developer
Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games — Los Angeles, California, United States

Mid-Senior Gameplay Programmer
Grove Street Games
Grove Street Games — Gainesville, Florida, United States

Systems Engineer
Visual Concepts
Visual Concepts — Austin, Texas, United States

Sr Designer

Loading Comments

loader image