Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 2 pm ET | Bought to you by Gala Games
Monetization in games has often been a one-way street. Microtransaction and subscription culture takes in billions from gamers each year, but gaming giants continue to insist that these purchases create no real ownership for the player.
The Web3 Revolution represents a way to escape from draconian RMT restrictions, finally allowing players real ownership over the content they engage with. This next step in the world of mainstream gaming allows a myriad of new possibilities; such as cross-title content, targeted community rewards, and simply more freedom for gamers.
In this webinar, you’ll hear veteran gaming professionals share their insights into player ownership and Web3 integrations in the gaming world. This event is for anyone interested in the future of gaming monetization and learning about the framework of more sustainable player purchases.
President of Games
John Osvald has a 15-year history in the gaming industry focused on free-to-play, joining Zynga as a product manager in the early days. There he was a pioneer of free-to-play and data driven product design, instrumental in some of Zynga's biggest hits including Farmville, Cafe World, FrontierVille and CastleVille. John left Zynga as Senior Vice President of games, joining former EA and Zynga COO John Schappert to found Shiver Entertainment, working with Nexon on mobile real-time strategy. Along with Gala CEO and Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer, John then founded Clan HQ, a mobile messenger for mobile gaming clans funded by Seqouia Capital and the Mayfield Fund. Before joining Gala as President of Games, John worked as Head of Product for Electronic Arts mobile.
President of Blockchain
Jason "BitBender" Brink is an entrepreneur, blockchain theorist, and avid gamer. He is currently the President of Blockchain for Gala Games, the world's leading gaming platform with blockchain integration.
Known in the cryptocurrency community with the moniker “BitBender,” his involvement in the cryptocurrency market space started in 2014 focusing on the use of Blockchain for the decentralization of various ecosystems. In 2014, he won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation / Global Development Network Prize for the creation of the "AidDollar", a novel blockchain-based solution to solve the problems endemic to foreign aid.
Jason is a strong believer in the ability of blockchain to create transformative change, both in business and society. As the President of Blockchain of Gala Games, he devotes considerable resources to the creation of stable play-to-earn ecosystems as a means to generate new opportunities for gamers around the world.
SVP of Business Development
Growing up in the wild wasn't easy, especially when Patrick's parents were a pack of wolves. But Patrick learned the ways of the pack and the importance of hunting for the next big hit. So when it was time for him to leave the pack and enter the human world, he knew exactly what to do. He put his skills to use in the gaming industry and now, as the Head of Business Development for a Gala Games, he brings the thrill of the hunt to every project. His coworkers may not understand his howls at meetings, but they can't deny his instincts always lead to amazing opportunities.
As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.
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