Google Takes First Step Into Games Business, Hires Games Boss

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

Industry, Mobile

Google has taken the initial steps into possible game development by hiring former SCEA associate Mark DeLoura as ‘developer advocate for video games.’ DeLoura will start in the position today and marks Google’s initial step into the video game development world.

DeLoura said in an interview with GamaSutra: “I personally feel that Google hiring someone specifically to focus on games is a signal from the company that they recognise the growing importance of games as a medium. Now how do we make it easier for developers to express themselves and share the experiences they create? The position of developer advocate for games at Google is “both inward- and outward-facing.”

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