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  Criterion Co-Founder becomes PlayJam CTO. 
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05/29/2012
 


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Old Street, London - Tuesday 29th, May 2012 - PlayJam, the premier platform for games on Smart TV today announces the appointment of co-founder and former CTO of Criterion Software Adam Billyard as CTO.

Criterion Software is accredited with revolutionizing the video games industry with Renderware - the 3D graphics rendering technology utilized in major titles including Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III and the hugely successful Burnout series, developed in-house by Criterion. The company was later acquired by EA.

Adam's role within PlayJam will be to lead and deliver PlayJam's vision across all aspects of the company's technological development as well as play an integral role in it's strategic direction and future growth.

"Adam joins a long list of industry veterans supporting PlayJam's absolute belief that Smart TV will emerge as one of the most important games platforms over the coming years." says Jasper Smith, CEO, "His extensive experience will help ensure PlayJam maintains its already significant momentum and position as the dominant games service in this space". 

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About PlayJam 

PlayJam is the premier global platform for casual and social games on TV. By partnering with all major TV brands, we've created the largest and most vibrant games network for millions of players around the world.

The PlayJam Platform provides developers with a fast way to enhance and monetize games on smart TV. A free to download SDK provides access to global in-app billing, advertising, rewards programs, tournaments, leader-boards, messaging, recommendation engines, full analytics and integration with Social Networks.

The PlayJam Network is a global games publishing platform for Smart TV games. Integrated with all leading Smart TV brands (Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, etc.), PlayJam has negotiated prominent placement in Smart TVs App stores generating increased consumer traffic and exposure to the developers' games. In addition PlayJam can offer to promote developers games in their own branded section of the PlayJam Network.

PlayJam has offices in San Francisco, London, Seoul and Kraków. Visit www.playjam.com for more info.

 

 

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