Aaron Magpayo has been appointed into the new role of Global Art Director as part of Spil Games’ continuing expansion in mobile gaming.
He will be responsible for steering the visual and UX elements of Spil Games’ mobile games.
“Pitch perfect artwork is an essential element in mobile gaming,” says Tung Nguyen-Khac, CEO of Spil Games. “Often, it can be the key to a game’s success in the app stores. Aaron brings us the skills and experience to ensure all our games are pin sharp.”
Aaron joins Spil Games from Nordeus Games where he was art director for the triumphant soccer manager game, Top Eleven 2015. Previous projects have included FarmVille 2 and NBA 2K14 and he has worked with a prestigious range of studios including Disney, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures.
“Mobile is the place to be right now but it comes with its own set of design challenges,” says Aaron.
“I’m excitedto be joining Spil Gamesas its mobile strategy hits full speed.”
Notes for Editors
Spil Games is a publisher and distributor with more than 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in native, mobile and web gaming.
Under new leadership, Spil has made the transition into mobile and achieved huge steps forward in the global app stores. In 2015, the company increased organically its weekly mobile installs by 1000%, reaching 2.6m weekly new installs in December. As a result, the company raced up App Annie’s publisher install ranks: it is now a top 30 publisher on Google Play and a top 90 publisher on iOS. The cumulative new installs exceeded 50m in 2015 and, with a powerful games line up, the company confidently expects to double that figure in 2016 as well as see a significant increase in its more than 1.5m DAUs.
Spil Games will roll out a number of significant mobile initiatives during 2016, in which Aaron Magpayo’s art direction will play a crucial part.
Connect with Aaron Magpayo at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronmagpayo