Mark Skaggs, the co-creator of the popular game FarmVille has joined Bangalore based Moonfrog Labs as a director. In his new role, he plans to develop new games for Indian smartphone users.
After leaving Zynga, Mark Skaggs had remotely worked with Moonfrog Labs and will now join the startup’s leadership team. He will now help in launching new projects as well as mentor the founders.
In his blogpost, he wrote, “Needless to say, I’m stoked to be part of Moonfrog’s mission. In my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have learned from and been mentored by some of the greats of the industry like Brett Sperry, Louis Castle, Bing Gordon, Luc Barthelet, Don Mattrick and numerous super very smart people on the teams I’ve worked with. Joining Moonfrog on their mission means making great games and also an opportunity to “give back” by helping and mentoring smart, creative and hungry game makers like others did for me.”
According to Newzoo-OneSky , India’s mobile gaming market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 134.5% and is expected to hit $571.6 million by this year.