Nifty Games Inc. a developer and publisher focused on quick-session, head-to-head sports games for mobile, announced today the appointment of industry veteran William Schmitt, who will be joining as General Manager effective immediately for a yet-to-be-announced officially licensed sports product. This news follows Nifty’s recent announcement that it has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and THINK450 to bring authentic NBA basketball games to mobile devices.
Well-known and highly respected, Mr. William Schmitt has been in the video game business for over 26 years, having held roles at AAA publishers and developers such as Electronic Arts, Activision, THQ and Disney Interactive. Mr. Schmitt joins Nifty Games as General Manager following his successful tenure at Scopely Inc., where he served as Executive Producer for the blockbuster WWE Champions game on iOS & Android platforms.
Issuing a joint comment, Jon Middleton and Pete Wanat, Founders of Nifty Games, commented:
We’re thrilled to have William join our talented team. William’s success and experience of having worked with top licensed IPs including WWE, UFC and Marvel Avengers will be a key asset as Nifty Games looks to radically transform the mobile sports games landscape.
Commenting on his appointment, William Schmitt stated:
The opportunity to deliver head-to-heads sports action for mobile devices has never been better. Nifty’s forthcoming NBA basketball game is just the beginning. I look forward to leading the charge at Nifty Games, as we look to deliver the next generation of sports games for fans globally.
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About Nifty Games
Nifty Games, is a venture-funded games developer & publisher focused on quick session, head-to-head sports games for mobile devices. Nifty Games is a proud partner of the NBA & NBPA. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Learn more at www.niftygamesinc.com
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