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Andrew Sheppard

Andrew is the Chief Product Officer at Kabam where he is responsible for product strategy, product development and all microtransaction revenue. ... More »Andrew is the Chief Product Officer at Kabam where he is responsible for product strategy, product development and all microtransaction revenue. Prior to Kabam Andrew was Executive Producer at hi5 Networks where he led the company’s transformation from a social network into a social entertainment destination site. Andrew has extensive experience in the interactive experience industry having also worked at Outspark, Electronic Arts and CBS Interactive. Andrew has a Masters of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College.

Hit List Q&A: Kabam Studios President Andrew Sheppard

This week: Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam Studios. Andrew Sheppard is President of Kabam Studios, where he leads the company's game studios in San Francisco, Beijing and Vancouver. With more than a decade of gaming experience from companies such as EA and Outspark...

Forget Facebook. Kabam is launching its next big game on iOS and Android

“Kabam blends the art of game design and the science of free-to-play distribution to deliver blockbuster gaming experiences,” said Andrew Sheppard (pictured above), the president of Kabam Game Studios. “Kabam has aggressive plans for strategy games on mobile devices, and we’re energized ...

Casual Game Developer Acquires Realm of the Mad God

The game, which Kabam's Game Studios president Andrew Sheppard describes as a "massively multiplayer bullet hell" shooter, has already found success both on Steam and in its browser-based version, though Kabam is interested in bringing the game to new platforms. Since its release in June ...

Kabam acquires indie maker of Realm of the Mad God web game (exclusive)

Kabam was drawn to the game because so many of its own employees were playing the action-packed, web-based game, said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam’s Game Studios, in an interview with GamesBeat. Sheppard describes the game as a “massively multiplayer bullet hell” game where ...

EA layoffs show Darwinism at work

By Andrew Sheppard

Andrew Sheppard is president of Kabam Studios, a leading player in the western world for free-to-play core games. GamesBeat 2013 is our fifth annual conference on disruption in the video game market. You'll get 360-degree perspectives from top gaming executives, developers, and analysts ...

New Fast and Furious Mobile Game in Development

Kabam is proud to continue to collaborate with Universal on such a fun and mass-appeal franchise to develop a new mobile game that progresses with the same ambition of the series," said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios.. The film will include series regulars Vin Diesel, Paul ...

Kabam buys Battle Punks social game creator Gravity Bear (exclusive)

“With their terrific track record in developing high quality, engaging games for core gamers Phil and the Gravity Bear team make an outstanding addition to Kabam and our strong lineup of games,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Game Studio, in a statement. “The original Battle ...

Kabam launches its first hardcore social game on mobile

Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Game Studio, said. “We’ve applied all the knowledge we’ve gained building the leading free-to-play hardcore strategy games on the web to bring our first entry to the rapidly growing mobile games space.” Kabam has around 20 people working on mobile ...

This Week In The Business: Oh, Tomb Raider Was a Hit.

I think that's the elephant in the room that people aren't talking about.” - Kabam president Andrew Sheppard, talking about the free-to-play business model and why “F2P is the most democratic form of development .” QUOTE | “By removing itself from the pricing process on Steam, Valve has ...

Arcane Empires offers magical steampunk warfare on iOS, Android

"Kabam has aggressive plans for strategy games on mobile devices and we're energized by the raw potential of Arcane Empires on Android and iOS," Kabam Game Studios president Andrew Sheppard said in a release, "right on the heels of Kabam's blockbuster hit Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for ...

Kabam Promotes Andrew Sheppard and Amit Ranade to Lead Two ...

Kabam™, the leading developer of hardcore social games, today announced the promotion of two executives, Andrew Sheppard and Amit Ranade to head the company's two new business units. Sheppard will become President of Kabam Game Studios and Ranade will be President of Kabam Game ...

Kabam Brings Its Hardcore Games to Mobile with Exclusive Version of Groundbreaking Kingdoms of Camel...

“Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North offers a deeply engaging mobile MMO experience gamers can play anywhere on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch,” said Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam Game Studio. “We’ve applied all the knowledge we’ve gained building the leading free-to-play ...

Kabam Opens New Berlin Office

“Berlin is a vibrant tech hub with a unique multi-national workforce, and is the ideal place to expand Kabam’s European games support,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “Europe is a thriving free-to-play market where more than forty percent of Kabam revenue comes from...

Final Speaker Line-Up Revealed For The 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswi

... Brendan Iribe of Oculus VR; Steve Gaynor of The Fullbright Company; Austin Wintory, Journey composer; Andrew Sheppard of Kabam Studios; John Hanke of Niantic Labs at Google; Robin Hunicke of Funomena; Trip Hawkins of If You Can; David Helgason of Unity; Ed Fries; and Sundance DiGiovanni of MLG...

The 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit Adds Five New Speakers To The Lineup LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewsw

These industry experts will join the line-up of confirmed speakers: Steve Gaynor of The Fullbright Company; Austin Wintory, Journey composer; Andrew Sheppard of Kabam Studios; John Hanke of Niantic Labs at Google; Robin Hunicke of Funomena; Trip Hawkins of If You Can; David Helgason of ...

The Post-Apocalyptic Future Never Looked So Good: Kabam Releases Dark District for iPhone, iPad and...

“Dark District rises above the countless number of tower defense games on the market,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “By creating a high-fidelity 3D world that pushes the graphical capabilities of the latest hardware and empowers players to control every aspect of ...

Let the Robot Battles Begin: Kabam Launches Blastron on the App Store

“Following the success of Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Kabam’s Vancouver studio has once again delivered a AAA-quality product that showcases the company’s ability to merge the art and science of game design to create immersive titles across multiple genres,” said Andrew Sheppard...

TrialPay Mobile Revenue Surges 85% in Q1 as Company Announces In-Store...

"The ability for a customer to receive Gems in a Kabam game while making everyday purchases like buying coffee, household goods and clothing expands the reach of reward based advertising," says Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam. In-store offers are especially relevant on mobile devices ...

The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age Browser-Based Game Hits One Million New Users

“We’re elated that fans of The Hobbit have responded so enthusiastically to The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and we’re incredibly proud of how the game has performed in such a short time,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “With our mobile game, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of ...

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kabam Enter New Realm with Free-to-Play Browser Game The...

“The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth deliver two immersive and dramatically different ways to experience the most iconic fantasy world of all time, across the Web and mobile devices,” said Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam Game Studios...

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