A statement came this week from Austin, Texas-based social casino start-up Bee Cave Games, founded in 2012 by game industry veterans from Zynga, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment and Multimedia Games, announcing that Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer has invested in the company and will act as its board advisor.
Schiermeyer is known for his role in the development of Zynga's popular Texas Hold'em social app and his good relations with Bee Cave Games chief executive officer Erik Bethke.
Bethke is quoted as saying: ”It was Eric that trained me, along with all the other great product leaders on the best practices for data-driven game development and execution, such as the numbers review and roadmap processes that I still use to this day. I am so happy to have him as an advisor to our board, he will make Bee Cave Games a far stronger company with his vision and energy pushing us.”
Schiermeyer also commented, saying: “I'm proud to invest in Erik Bethke and Bee Cave Games. Having worked with Erik for many years and watched his ability to execute and adapt to changing circumstances makes me very confident in his abilities. He has done this several times before building companies and being successful is old hat for him and he has all the qualities I look for in an entrepreneur. The bottom line is that Erik won't give up, won't give in or fail as CEO of Bee Cave Games.”