Josh Sell, formerly of Tinder where he served as Chief Product Officer, has been signed on as the new Chief Operating Officer for N3twork Studios. N3twork Studios is a blockchain game developer and publisher. The company is composed of veteran game developers that have worked for companies such as EA, Kabam, Zynga, Glu, Disney, and others. Josh will be helping the team at N3twork Studio to speed the development of its next Web3 RPGs, Legendary: Heroes Unchained and Triumph, which are both scheduled for worldwide release in 2023.
During his time at Tinder, Josh oversaw the implementation of a plethora of features, the most notable of which was perhaps the “Explore Tab,” which presented a brand new method for singles all over the world to locate potential matches. Josh had previously worked in a similar product leadership role at Glu Mobile, which is a company that specializes in the gaming industry. There, he was in charge of the development of the popular Deer Hunter franchise.
He was able to revive the game at a time when its prominence was waning and convert it into one of the highest-grossing hits in the industry. In addition to that, he has held the positions of Vice President and General Manager at King, where he oversaw the Farm Heroes franchise, as well as the position of General Manager of Mobile at NCSoft. Josh’s most recent endeavor had him helping to develop an innovative Web3 gaming startup called Midnight. While there, he was the one who established the interoperability strategy for that particular company.
Leading the Web3 Gaming Revolution
This appointment reaffirms N3twork Studio’s position as a prominent role-playing game (RPG) studio and serves as yet another illustration of the outstanding talent that the Web3 gaming industry is now able to entice. The development team of N3twork Studios is composed of more than 80 veterans of the gaming industry. These individuals have made significant contributions to a wide variety of top-grossing free-to-play titles. Matt Ricchetti, President of N3twork Studios, worked for prominent companies such as PerBlue Entertainment, Kabam, and Zynga in the past, whilst Julius Hong, Executive Producer of N3twork Studios, formerly worked for EA, Glu Mobile, and KIXEYE.
Talking about his new position at N3twork Studio, Josh Sell said: “Web3 fundamentally changes how gamers can take ownership of their experience, both through the freedom of open economies and through the ability to influence development. Developers in the Web3 space have already learned a lot, and the next generation of titles will offer a deeper, more engaging experience on a level playing field to AAA games.”
N3twork Studios has a distinct legacy in the video games business as the business behind the breakthrough mobile RPG Legendary: Game of Heroes, which has provided over $300 million in lifetime revenue. Josh’s decision to join N3twork Studios was an easy one to make given that the team of world-class developers that the company employs is so highly skilled, experienced, and talented. N3twork Studios possesses all of the vital elements to take the helm of the Web3 gaming revolution and usher in a new era of high-quality games for the blockchain sector.
Josh further added: “What attracted me to N3twork Studios was a combination of talented people, awesome products, and a clear opportunity to make an impact. The folks I met with prior to joining were all intrinsically motivated by consumer experience. Their views lined up perfectly with my own around how Web3 can drive genuine and sustained player benefit. I also got my hands on the product(s) before joining and loved them; there’s a huge opportunity for success here.”
Attracting the Brightest Minds in the Web3 Space
The Web3 gaming sector is attracting some of the best minds in the space with its potential of transforming the internet for the better, and Josh’s decision to join N3twork Studios is simply another illustration of this trend. In addition to his prominent position in the development of Legendary: Heroes Unchained and Triumph, Josh will assist N3twork Studios President Matt Richetti in directing the day-to-day operations of the studio as the group works toward achieving success in 2023 and beyond.
Talking about Josh’s role at N3twork Studios, Matt Ricchetti said: “Josh is a world-class product executive who brings a ton of Web2 and Web3 gaming experience to N3twork Studios. With Josh on board, we’ll be able to take our two upcoming titles to the next level, particularly as we move into live operations on both in 2023.”
N3twork Studios is a recently established gaming studio with the goal of developing extraordinary experiences in, on, and all around the blockchain. The firm, which is composed of veteran game developers from companies like EA, Kabam, Zynga, Glu, and Disney, amongst others, is reimagining how games are developed, operated, sold, and funded in the wake of the groundbreaking technology of Web3. N3twork Studios is now hard at work developing a diversified portfolio of multiplatform projects, some of which include Triumph and Legendary Heroes Unchained.