DUBLIN, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
KamaGames®, a global developer and publisher of social games for mobile platforms, Steam, Xbox Live & PlayStation Network, today announced the next phase of its global expansion with the formation of its UK operation and the opening of its first UK office in central London. In addition, the publisher and developer also announced the appointment of Daniel Kashti as Chief Marketing Officer and Sam Forrest as Director of Global PR.
Daniel Kashti joined KamaGames in February of this year from the leading poker site PokerStars where he held the position of Head of Mobile. During his 5 year tenure, Kashti established and managed PokerStars' mobile business making it a pivotal part of the company's global growth as well as being awarded the EGR Mobile Operator of The Year award twice.
"It's a very exciting time for KamaGames right now. We are seeing significant and very rapid growth across the social gaming sector, in particular across the social casino space on mobile and so we felt it was the right time to really focus on growing the player-base across our portfolio of games with the setting up of a UK service company as well as making some key appointments starting with Sam. We have a number of releases in 2016 starting with 3D BlackJack in the next few weeks as well as the Pokerist's 6th birthday celebrations and so expect to hear more from KamaGames in the near future," said Daniel Kashti.
Sam Forrest joins KamaGames from Team17 where he served as PR Director. Prior to Team17, Forrest worked for Jagex Games Studio as PR Director and then as VP of Communications and also for THQ where he spent nine years in numerous senior communications roles before leaving the publisher as Head of PR, UK & Europe.
KamaGames is a global developer and publisher of social games for mobile platforms, Steam, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network as well as other console and online gaming platforms.
Established in 2010 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company employs over 220 staff globally and has operations and marketing/business development offices across the global markets including UK, USA, Dubai, and Russia.
Utilizing its own proprietary cutting edge technology platform, KamaGames continues to develop and publish a range of exciting and fun games for all ages that are localized into 28 different languages and reach over 81 million gamers worldwide with over 1 million daily active users.
The company's flagship game, Pokerist® Texas Poker, was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 by Apple, was the #1 Top Grossing App on the Apple Apps store in 89 countries as well as being in the Top 5 Google Play Grossing Apps in 24 countries. The game still continues to grow through its expansion onto the Amazon Store and through Windows Mobile.