Thursday, October 4, 2012 : ARISTOCRAT ADDS MORE GAMES DEVELOPMENT FIREPOWER
Aussie online and land gambling content developer contracts in two top developers
Online and land gambling content provider Aristocrat has announced the appointment of two top industry game developers, Daniel Marks and Scott Olive, who will be working exclusively for Aristocrat on a third-party basis.
Marks brings with him a wealth of experience including managing member and lead game designer for High 5 Games. During his tenure, High 5 Games became one of the premier independent casino game companies in the world with numerous top-selling titles in the global market. He is a creative force in the industry and has more than 60 patents and patent applications to his name.
Olive is returning to Aristocrat, having started his career in the company. He is respected as one of the most creative talents in the industry, and was instrumental in establishing the Hyperlink family of games including Born To Be Wild and Cash Express, and Millioni$er (Aristocrat's first wide area progressive).
Other successful U.S. gaming operations products developed by Olive include Jackpot Deluxe and Bank Buster. He was also the lead designer for high performing titles such as King Of The Nile, Super Bucks 3, Double Dolphins, Big Ben and Red Baron.
Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell said: "Both Dan and Scott have a long history of developing successful gaming products and their addition to the team on an exclusive basis will no doubt strengthen and support our already strong talent pool in both the US and Australian markets, ensuring we are producing the best content for the right markets."