Paul Gouge is games industry veteran and the current CEO of Playdemic, a leading mobile video game studio part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Gouge co-founded his first games company, BattleMail, in 1999, which at its peak had 1 million active players. After the sale of BattleMail, Gouge went on to co-found Rockpool Games and grew the company into one of Europe’s leading mobile game developers, creating titles for a number of top properties such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Monkey Ball, WWE, Tomb Raider and SpongeBob SquarePants, as part of partnerships with SEGA, THQ, Codemasters and Eidos. Following the acquisition of Rockpool Games by Eidos/Square Enix in 2007, Gouge co-founded Playdemic as a free-to-play mobile games studio, launching its first title, Gourmet Ranch, in July 2010. Playdemic has enjoyed great success with its three lead franchises, Gourmet Ranch, Village Life and Golf Clash, each achieving over 1 million daily active users. Playdemic’s latest hit, Golf Clash, is currently one of the top 10 grossing mobile games in the world.

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