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Nifty Games appoints Tom Shoenhair as the new Chief Product Officer and Chris Rausch as the new Design Director

Nifty Games Inc., a developer and publisher focused on quick-session, head-to-head sports games for mobile, has announced the expansion of its senior team as the studio readies its gameplan for launching new, authentic game experiences for sports fans. The new appointments from Nifty Games include the promotion of Tom Shoenhair to chief product officer and the hiring of Chris Rausch as design director.

This news comes following the worldwide launch of Nifty Games’ premier title NFL Clash, the fast-action mobile game where you create your ultimate dream team from a line-up of the NFL’s most acclaimed players and challenge rivals in quick, head-to-head matches as you fight for leaderboard domination.

Top-rated NFL Clash, under official license with the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), is now available for free download on the Android and iOS stores.

We’re excited to see the rapid growth of Nifty Games as we continue to evolve our first game, NFL Clash, and move towards the global launch of NBA Clash. Having the right talent on board is paramount, and we’re thrilled to have seasoned industry experts like Tom and Chris as part of our team.

Jon Middleton, CEO, Nifty Games

Nifty Games grows Leadership Team to accelerate expansion of innovative Sports games for Mobile

By the appointment of Tom Shoenhair as the new Chief Product Officer and Chris Rausch as the new Design Director, Nifty Games announced the expansion of its senior team as the studio readies its gameplan for launching new, authentic game experiences for sports fans.

Tom Shoenhair, Chief Product Officer

Nifty Games new Chief Product Officer and new Design Director
Tom Shoenhair is the new Chief Product Officer at Nifty Games

Tom Shoenhair joined Nifty Games in 2019 as vice president of product. Prior to that, he got his experiemce in holding senior roles with video game giants Zynga and WB Games. As chief product officer, Tom is responsible for analysing the highly competitive markets of sports and mobile games. Furthermore, he will lead the charge for delivering Nifty Games’ experiences to gamers across the world.

Chris RauschDesign Director

Nifty Games new Chief Product Officer and new Design Director
Chris Rausch is the new Design Director of Nifty Games

Chris has been involved with professional game design since 1993 with numerous studios including Neversoft Entertainment, SuperVillain Studios, and Nicalis, Inc. During his time with Neversoft Entertainment, Chris played a key role in the development of iconic games such as the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. As design director at Nifty Games, Chris will play a leading role in project direction, game design, production, and other developmental factors company wide.

Nifty Games is actively growing its team as it continues to expand its line-up of quick-session sports games on mobile. With offices located in Calabasas, Calif., and Lafayette, Calif., and Chicago, Ill., the company currently has open roles in engineering, design, marketing, product,  analytics and production.

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