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Meet Stevie Lutgen, User Acquisition Manager!

How long have you worked for MobilityWare?

Seven glorious months. I’m still deep in the “honeymoon phase.”

How did you get into User Acquisition

I was working in biology/research but missed using my brain for creative reasons. That led me to marketing strategy.

What made you decide to work for MobilityWare?

Marketing strategy is only fun for me when I love  the product. Games have been a massive part of my life, and so I finally wanted to market a product I could really get behind.

What’s a typical day in the life of Stevie while at MobilityWare? 

I talk to people all day long, via skype, phone or email. My job, if done well, mandates constant contact and solid rapport with a number of ad partners, and I use our internal data to delegate our next, most cost effective moves. Communication is paramount.

What are some of your favorite mobile games?

Lately I like simple, puzzly games: Solitaire, 1010!, my own GameJam game (Antidote), and Destination Solitaire.

Describe yourself in 3 words:  

Pensive, Loud, Verbose

What advice would you give folks looking to get into the gaming industry?

Be persistent – show you’re passionate. Get involved, even if the game you’re working on isn’t your usual or die-hard jam.

What’s your FAVORITE thing at MobilityWare?  

Probably my manager, Issei. Weird answer but I’m generally attached to my team, and Issei has been a fantastic role model. He’s also my desktop background.

3 things you would bring with you on a deserted island:

My rat dog, a suitcase filled with books to entertain me, my Nintendo DS

Meet Chris Nguyen, User Acquisition Analyst!

How long have you worked for MobilityWare?

About 1.5 years now.

How did you get into User Aquisition?

I was headhunted from my previous role as a QA Analyst at a Biotech company specializing in dental lasers.

What made you decide to work for MobilityWare?

I loved the culture and the people. On top of that, I believe that the mobile industry is on the rise and I wanted to get my foot in the door.

What’s a typical day in the life of Chris while at MobilityWare? 

Working in Marketing is much different than working in the other departments in a video game studio. We get exposed to the product, development, publishing, as well as the eventual marketing of the games. We have one of the biggest apps in the market. My job is to new and creative ways to drive new users into titles that already have tens of millions of them.

What are some of your favorite mobile games?

Right now, I love Clash Royale! I think it’s a perfect game in almost every aspect (I’m almost officially a whale to SuperCell). Other than that, my second favorite app is Chess With Friends. My record is 95 – 30 – 6. Come at me bro! Username: chri$py_

Describe yourself in 3 words:  

Ball. Don’t. Lie.

What advice would you give folks looking to get into the gaming industry?

Marketing: Learn data analysis and have exceptional organization skills. Learn to triage.
Engineering: Specialize and hone your skills on a single platform: iOS or Android.

What’s your FAVORITE thing at MobilityWare?  

PING PONG. #1 Champ holla at ya boy.

3 things you would bring with you on a deserted island:

Fishing Pole, Water purifier, my Leatherman.

Meet Natasha Dressler, Associate Marketing Manager!

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How long have you worked for MobilityWare?

I’ve worked at MobilityWare for about 2 & a half years!

How did you get into Marketing?

Funny story. When I first started off in college I wanted to be the next Barbara Walters (yes, it’s true, I wanted to use my gift of gab for interviewing others). I began taking every Communications and Marketing class. Well, I then fell into doing makeup…which I did professionally for 13 years. Long story short, I left cosmetics and ended up as an Executive Assistant which REALLY helped shape my business & organizational leadership skills. Being an EA was truly one of the greatest experiences. Although I loved being an EA I realized that Marketing was really my true calling.

What made you decide to work for MobilityWare?

One of my former colleagues worked at MobilityWare, called me one day and RAVED about it. She raved about the cool culture, the financial stability and opportunity for growth. I was definitely intrigued! After interviewing and meeting with the Leadership Team, I knew this place was special. Perfect example: I started on Halloween 2014 and a few months later our CEO Dave Yonamine surprised us all at our Holiday Party by announcing he was taking the entire company TO HAWAII! It was like an episode of Oprah! Each year the company takes us on really cool paid trips. They’re fun, they help bond us closer together and they’re full of hilarious memories. 

What’s a typical day in the life of Natasha while at MobilityWare? 

I make my rounds and say hi to everyone while on the way to our super amazing coffee machine. When I’m back to my desk, I scroll through all our Social Media pages to engage with our players. I take notes when there is feedback, I give shout-outs and answer any outstanding questions they may have. From there I work on a number of projects- anything from planning next year’s company trip, creating content for the Social Media pages, attending meetings, etc.

What are some of your favorite mobile games?

Panda Pop, Jigsaw Puzzle, Solitaire (duh!) and our newly redone Pyramid Solitaire!!

Describe yourself in 3 words:  

Talkative, Creative and Loyal

What advice would you give folks looking to get into the gaming industry?

Play games and try your hand at developing indie projects yourself. Don’t be afraid to attend meetups, they’re an AWESOME way to network. Lastly to quote Drake, “started from the bottom now we here…” - Sometimes you have to start from the bottom! Work hard and pay your dues as it will pay off! 

What’s your FAVORITE thing at MobilityWare?  

Thing? My unicorn bouquet from Melissa, one of our artists here at MobilityWare. BUT if we’re talking ACTUAL thing at MobilityWare, my favorite ‘thing’ is our yearly GAME JAM! We ‘shut down’ the office for a week and anyone (and I mean anyone) can pitch a game concept to have their game created in that week. This last year I pitched a game and it was one of the hardest, yet rewarding things I have ever done. I learned more in that one week about the game industry than I had in the 2+ years I worked here. You’re thrown into almost every role here and it is the BEST experience. My game won ‘Most Likely for Commercial Success’ so maybe one day I can have the game I made published! 

3 things on your bucketlist:

Travel to Germany, be a rappers hype-man on stage and get on Shark Tank!

Congrats to our 1st Annual Dart’s Tournament Winners!!!L to R: 3rd, Alex 🎯 2nd, Ken 🎯 and 1st goes to Michael! 🎯🏆

In Loving Memory of Scott Hillier

Over the weekend, our friend and team mate, Scott Hillier, lost his battle to cancer.  He fought bravely, and we are honored to have had Scott as part of our organization for almost 18 years; we will always have fond memories of him. Scott was friendly, upbeat, giving, brave and truly positive during this battle.
Today, many of our team members wore Angel’s gear or red as The LA Angels of Anaheim were Scott’s favorite baseball team.
Forever in our hearts. ❤