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Machine Zone Hires Industry Veteran Sim Dietrich to Lead Graphic Technologies Teams for Upcoming Community-Based Mobile MMO Titles

Leading free-to-play community-based mobile MMO game developer, Machine Zone, has tapped Sim Dietrich as Senior Technical Director of Graphics Technologies. In his new role at Machine Zone, Dietrich will head-up the client side of the platform team, helping to deploy a faster and more scalable development cycle. Dietrich joins Machine Zone from OnLive, where he managed the platform, UI, engineering and game performance teams.

“Sim is a legend in the 3D graphics world and will be a tremendous asset to Machine Zone,” said Gabriel Leydon, CEO Machine Zone. “Adding Sim to our team will help us to evolve our platform and create the most graphically advanced mobile MMO games available.”

Dietrich has nearly 20 years of experience in software engineering, game design and 3D graphics technologies at leading companies such as OnLive, Composite Studios, Intel Corp and NVIDIA, where he developed and evangelized real-time graphics techniques. He is the inventor and co-inventor of several patented technologies surrounding low-latency processing, video processing, shading languages and anti-aliasing.

“Machine Zone's technology is charting new waters in the mobile gaming space. I'm thrilled to help drive this technology further with such a talented team,” Dietrich said.

Machine Zone is a leader in mobile free-to-play community-based titles that leverage truly mobile features of smartphones. Machine Zone’s arsenal of games includes iMob 2, Original Gangstaz and Global War, which have each reached the App Store’s top free and top grossing charts. To date, the company has seen more than 40 million downloads of its iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup.

To learn more about Machine Zone and its games please visit http://www.machinezone.com/.

About Machine Zone

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Machine Zone, Inc. is a leading free-to-playcommunity-based massively multiplayer mobile game developer. Machine Zone, founded as Addmired in 2008, boasts more than 40 million downloads of its titles, including iMobOriginal GangstazGlobal WariMob 2Race or Die 2Jet Fighters II, among others. The company received the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone is backed by Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures. For more information, visit www.machinezone.com.

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