Combat strategy game developer Kixeye announced today that Alan Patmore will be joining the company as its new Vice President of Product. Patmore, who most recently served as the General Manager of CityVille at Zynga, will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of product strategy and development.
“I’m a big fan of KIXEYE and what they’ve been able to accomplish over the last couple of years. I believe that there’s a massive opportunity to bring AAA production value to core, free-to-play games and KIXEYE is perfectly positioned to lead that charge,” said Patmore. “I couldn’t be more excited about the team, strategy and product roadmap. There are some launches coming later this year that are going to set the industry on fire.”
Most recently, Patmore oversaw the success of Zynga’s key game franchises Mafia Wars and CityVille. Prior to Zynga, Patmore was Vice President of Product Development at Double Fine Productions where he was responsible for the development of critically acclaimed titles such as Stacking, Iron Brigade, and Costume Quest. Patmore was also President and CEO of Surreal Software, which he co-founded and later sold to Midway in 2004. At Surreal he was responsible for scaling the company’s development and technical capabilities including overseeing the development of its proprietary real-time game engine that powered numerous commercial and critical hits including The Suffering andDrakan franchises.
“What Alan brings to the table is a killer product instinct and an ability to deliver high quality games. Like everyone else here, he’s a passionate gamer and dedicated to taking free-to-play gaming to the next level,” said Will Harbin, CEO at KIXEYE. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”