REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WildTangent, the leading online Games Network, expanded its team today by announcing the appointment of AJ Redmer to Executive Vice President of WildTangent Studios. AJ joins WildTangent from Microsoft Game Studios where he was most recently General Manager of Microsoft Game Studios Asia. "WildTangent has always defined and been the leader in the online game business, and we are thrilled for AJ to be joining our team," said Alex St John, CEO and Founder of WildTangent. "This is not only great news for WildTangent, but for gamers worldwide. With AJ's brilliant vision for the next generation of games, which we will be launching in the coming months, we expect to continue to lead by breaking new ground in innovative online game design." A game industry veteran, AJ has over 20 years of experience working for leading gaming companies. During his seven years at Microsoft he oversaw the development and publishing of Microsoft branded entertainment products for Windows, Xbox and Xbox 360, where he was part of the original team that created the leading gaming platform. Prior to that, he was Director of Game Design at Nintendo Software Technology and Director of Development at Lucasfilm Games working on global franchise games including Indiana Jones and Star Wars. AJ was also a founder of Maxis where he worked on the original Sim City. "I am excited to be joining WildTangent when the company's drive towards innovation and creativity is at the forefront of its strategy, and about being reunited with Ed Fries, who is currently a board director at WildTangent," said AJ Redmer of his appointment. "I know the company is in an exceptional position to make great strides moving forward and I look forward to applying my experience to the business and enhancing the tradition of innovation that is WildTangent Games." About WildTangent Studios WildTangent Studios was the first to create 3D online games, the first to create advergames that served in game ads and will expect to continue its tradition of cutting edge innovation with a new generation of online games. WildTangent Studios has developed hundreds of leading and innovative casual games since its inception in 1998, including the exceedingly popular Penguins! and this year's sequel to the extremely successful BlasterBall franchises, which offers gamers the option to edit and share their own levels. A number of WildTangent Studios hit titles, including Penguins, FATE, and the Polar Series will also be available at major retailers this holiday season. About WildTangent Founded in 1998, WildTangent is the fastest growing Online Game Network in North America with 6.5 million unique monthly gamers (comScore October 2006). WildTangent's offering includes over 300 of the most popular online and downloadable games from all the top publishers; WildCoins(TM), an arcade style, per session payment system; a virtual game console, making the discovery of and access to games fast and simple; and an industry leading In Game and Around Game advertising solution. WildTangent's own studio makes a number of the top selling downloadable games, including FATE, Polar Bowler, Penguins and the Blasterball franchise. All can be found at http://www.wildtangent.com The WildTangent Games Console ships directly on the desktops of leading PC manufacturers, representing 25 million new consumer PCs in North America each year. Gamers of all ages and demographics play over 150 million game sessions a month across the WildTangent Games Network.