Former Tinder Chief Product Officer Josh Sell has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer at N3twork Studios, a blockchain game developer and publisher comprised of seasoned game developers from companies like EA and Disney.
Josh Sell will be joining N3twork Studio to assist in speeding up production on its future Web3 role-playing games (RPGs), Legendary: Heroes Unchained and Triumph, both of which are scheduled for a global release in 2023, according to information shared with Finbold on January 12.
During his tenure at Tinder, he managed a number of releases, the most notable of which was the Explore Tab, which gave singles all around the globe a new method to locate potential dates.
Role at N3twork
The new Chief Operating Officer will not only play a key part in the development of Legendary: Heroes Unchained and Triumph, but he will also assist N3twork Studios President Matt Richetti in administering the studio’s day-to-day operations as the team aims for success in 2023 and beyond.
The hiring further solidifies N3twork Studio’s position as a top role-playing game developer and demonstrates the level of talent now attracted to the Web3 gaming sector. There are almost 80 veterans of the game business working on several top-grossing free-to-play projects being developed by N3twork Studios.
N3twork Studios’ smartphone RPG Legendary: Game of Heroes is a runaway success, bringing in over $300 million in total sales for the firm. Everything is in place for N3twork Studios to take the helm of the Web3 gaming revolution and provide major titles to the blockchain gaming market.
“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,” Josh said.
“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.”
Experience with gaming and Web3
When Josh Sell worked in a similar product leadership position at Glu Mobile, he helped bring the Deer Hunter series back from the brink of obscurity to become one of the gaming industry’s highest-grossing titles.
Last but not least, he co-founded the groundbreaking Web3 gaming startup Midnight, where he created the company’s interoperability strategy.