About Benjamin Gifford

Vice President of Top Games Inc.

Evony: The King’s Return, a game developed by Top Games Inc., has recently been ranked #5 on Data.ai’s list of top ten US mid-core games. With over 62 million players, Evony has become a popular game for mobile devices. We will explore how Top Games Inc. achieves excellence and innovation in the gaming industry. Benjamin Gifford, Vice President of Top Games Inc. and Vice Development Director of Evony, shares insights into how his team created a successful MMO title.

According to Benjamin Gifford, Vice President of Top Games Inc., leading companies in the gaming industry may not have a perfect product or service, but they do have excellence. By passionately pursuing these incremental improvements, Top Games Inc. identifies and achieves moonshots – innovations that push the boundaries of what is possible.

Gifford emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the end user in game development and marketing strategies. “Starting with the end user as the main focus and working back from that viewpoint is essential,” he advises. According to him, earning and maintaining user trust is foundational to the success of any project.

Moreover, Gifford advocates for a balanced approach of speed and responsibility in the development process. “Moving quickly yet responsibly enables teams to learn rapidly from experiences, build more efficiently, and swiftly deploy solutions to continually enhance our products,” he notes. He underscores the importance of efficiency in achieving product excellence and stresses the need for responsibility towards end users, cautioning against the pursuit of perfection at the expense of practicality and user satisfaction.

Benjamin Gifford

I do a bit of everything, from game design to marketing, business strategy, and more. Often if an issue has been identified, we create a Tiger Team, and I’ll be on that to work through the issue and create a solution to ensure that the issue stays fixed.

Benjamin Gifford

Vice President , Top Games, Inc.

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