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  • Johnny CoghlanCEO & FounderAyopa Games

    Over the past 15 years, Johnny has overseen the signing, development, launch and commercial success of many hit games at leading games companies in the U.S. and Europe, including Chillingo, Ubisoft, SEGA of America, Storm8 and TeamLava. Johnny's career began in the U.K. as a video game journalist at IGN and Future Publishing before he was headhunted to move to the U.S., where he held major global brand marketing and PR positions at Blue Byte Software, Ubisoft and SEGA of America. While there he launched new IP such as Far Cry and managed major brands such as Total War and Might & Magic with talented developers and industry visionaries. As head of publishing at Chillingo, Johnny led the company from a small independent mobile games company into a powerhouse mobile publisher acquired by Electronic Arts in 2010. While at Chillingo, Johnny led the signing of new developers such as Rovio (Angry Birds) and Zeptolab (Cut the Rope), oversaw games development and liaised directly with Apple/Google/Sony/etc while also directing PR/marketing/development activities. Most recently, Johnny was VP of business development at Storm8 and TeamLava, where he oversaw all business ventures for the company's top social free-to-play games on iOS and Android with achievements including the company earning $1 million revenue in a day for the first time. In 2011, Johnny started Ayopa Games - the leading trustworthy indie publisher with a primary focus on innovation and quality over quantity. Currently based in the U.K. while regularly visiting the Bay Area to meet key contacts, Johnny handles global business development and production with an experienced, hugely talented Ayopa Games team.


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