James Simpson Explains the Power of Social Gaming

James Simpson is the CEO and Founder of GoldFire Studios, an Oklahoma City-based HTML5 game development startup focussed on real-time, community based gameplay. He began developing games and entertainment-related websites at the age of 13, selling his first game a year later. Since then, his products have reached over one hundred million people from around the globe, including one of the world’s 100 most visited sites. James earned a degree in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma in 2011.

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