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Boss Fight Hires Veteran Free-to-Play and Strategy Game Designer

Paul Stephanouk Joins the Growing Dallas-Based Game Studio as Design Director

DALLAS, Texas – March 31, 2014Boss Fight Entertainment, an independent game company focused on creating breakthrough, original free-to-play games for mobile devices, today announced the addition of Paul Stephanouk, who will serve as the company’s Design Director. Stephanouk joins the Boss Fight team as it continues to grow capacity and talent for 2014. The Dallas based studio has multiple unannounced projects in the works and is comprised of a veteran team known for making award-winning strategy and free-to-play games that have helped define genres.

“Paul brings a wealth of experience in both strategy and free-to-play gaming,” said Bill Jackson, Chief Creative Officer of Boss Fight. “Our mission is to create high-quality experiences that provide incredible depth while still remaining approachable, simple, and fun. Paul’s track record of developing AAA traditional and free-to-play products, combined with his thoughtful and thorough approach to game making, are exactly the skills required to deliver on that mission.”

“I’m really excited to be joining old friends to make amazing new games. The titles Boss Fight has in the works are exactly the type of games that will excite the next generation of players,” said Stephanouk.

Paul Stephanouk is a 14 year veteran of the games industry with a background in strategy and social games. Paul began his game career at Big Huge Games where he worked on numerous projects including the award-winning Rise of Nations , Rise of Legends , and Catan! In 2009 Paul co-founded Zynga’s Baltimore studio where he was Executive Producer and Design Lead on multiple titles including Zynga’s blockbuster hit FrontierVille and CityVille 2 .

About Boss Fight Entertainment

Boss Fight Entertainment is a privately funded, independent game development studio based in Dallas, Texas.  Founded in late 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC and console platforms including the Age of Empires and Halo Wars franchises. Most recently, Boss Fight’s team developed the free-to-play mega-hit, CastleVille. The studio’s continuing mission is to bring simple, beautiful and fun game experiences to players wherever they want to play. For more information, please visit: www.bossfightentertainment.com

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