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November 23, 2020

Poornima Seetharaman, a game developer, entrepreneur, the leading lady behind ‘Farmville 2’, and a gamer herself, has entered the Global Hall of Fame for Women In Gaming. With 15-years dedicated to the craft and running her own gaming blog Drowlife, she’s currently the Lead Game Designer at Zynga Gaming, the brain behind games like Zynga Poker, CSR2, and…

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October 29, 2020

Rhett Lezama has been working in the gaming industry for almost 10 years and is a Senior Programmer on the CSR team in our London Natural Motion Studio. Holding a degree in computer science with a focus on games development, Rhett is passionate about his craft, and the teamwork and creativity that go into creating…

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October 29, 2020

NaturalMotion concludes its celebration of Black History Month this week with a profile on Esther Sodeke – Product Marketing Manager. She is a crucial part of the employee resource group, Black Zynga Union (BZU) and has also lead initiatives for NaturalMotion Education Outreach programme. Continue reading to learn more about Esther Sodeke’s career journey and her…

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October 14, 2020

Dan Joseph joined Zynga in 2014 and is NaturalMotion’s Senior Game Designer on the Racing franchise. With the support and growth opportunities provided by the design team, throughout the last six years Dan worked his way from QA Tester, to Designer, to Senior Game Designer. Dan says that being a game designer is heavily based…

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October 6, 2020

When Antonia Oguntokun joined NaturalMotion almost three years ago, she went through the culture shock of transitioning from a strictly corporate environment to the more fun, creative and laid back atmosphere within the colourful walls of our London studio.  Having always worked as an accountant, her transferable profession has opened her doors to the games…

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August 19, 2020

As a passionate and avid gamer, Ponappa was thrilled to begin his career with Zynga as a Product Manager at our Bangalore studio in 2015. Two years later, he transferred to our London studio where he currently works as a Lead Product Manager for the Action-Strategy group which comprises Dawn of Titans, Star Wars: Commander…

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August 12, 2020

Betty is BossAlien’s indomitable Art Director overseeing the Character Team. She brings deep experience and a keen perspective, gained over more than 11 years in the games industry, to keep all aspects of character concept, modeling, and animation on track and in top shape. Betty embodies BossAlien’s passion and values towards reflecting diverse inclusion across…

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August 10, 2020

Whitney’s Story When Whitney graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in computer engineering, she chose to build her career at Zynga because the company’s highly creative environment allowed her to combine her passion for both art and technology. She worked her way up from being a software engineer to a manager position,…

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July 27, 2020

Having joined Zynga in January 2020, James Nicholls is the General Manager of our new NaturalMotion Racing Studio in Birmingham. Throughout his 17 year gaming journey, James’ love for the game-making process and the entrepreneurial and team-oriented culture helped him advance from programmer, to designer, to creative director and finally, general manager. One of the…

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