AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FarBridge, Inc., a leading game development studio, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Taylor Gates as Chief Technology Officer of the company. Gates has worked for FarBridge since the company was founded in 2017, increasing his roles and responsibilities alongside the company, which now employs more than 25 people. In this new role, they will oversee internal and external projects as the company pursues a phase of strong growth.
FarBridge was founded in 2017 by veteran game and media company executives with a mission to bring people into unique virtual worlds. The studio is currently working with Wizards of the Coast, Gearbox Software and with Electronic Arts on the Battlefield franchise. Recent projects include the development of RWBY Grimm Eclipse: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch, and bringing the popular VR game Ambulatory mini-golf to new platforms.
“Taylor is an invaluable member of the FarBridge team, and it’s so exciting to see them take on this new role at the studio,” said Patrick Curry, CEO of FarBridge. “I’m impressed not only by Taylor’s growth as we’ve worked side by side, but how they’ve supported and expanded our team, championing both people and technology along the way.”
As an early member of the FarBridge team, Gates led the development of the company’s technology infrastructure and many of the company’s internal tools, including their FarBridge Worlds toolkit. These reusable technologies have allowed the studio to ship 28 SKUs across 11 platforms over the past five years. Recent highlights include directing the port of Mighty Coconut’s Ambulatory mini-golf to new platforms and adding a cloud-based backend, and leading the development of the company’s current project with Wizards of the Coast.
“My career began at FarBridge, and I’m extremely grateful to receive this promotion. I’ve grown so much personally alongside the company over the past five years,” said Taylor Gates. “I’m really excited to be able to leverage this growth to help the company continue to be successful over the next five years.”
As Chief Technology Officer, Gates will oversee day-to-day operations and project management of FarBridge’s engineering department, IT resources, security policies and business continuity, supporting FarBridge as a fully-fledged studio. distant.
“This role is critical to not only driving technology success within FarBridge, but also driving growth and providing guidance to our team as a whole,” said Melissa Swanepoel, COO of FarBridge. “We are so fortunate to have Taylor take on this role – throughout their time at FarBridge, they have made profound contributions to our culture and our process, and I am excited for this next evolution of their involvement.”
FarBridge develops new games and intellectual properties for all major gaming platforms: PC, console, mobile and virtual reality. The studio is expanding its game development team and capabilities, recruiting talented developers across the United States. For more information about FarBridge, their work, and opportunities to join their team, visit farbridge.com.
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