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Yuga Labs Hired Gaming Veteran Spencer Tucker As The Company's First Chief Gaming Officer

Yuga Labs just hired a Chief Gaming Officer to oversee the Otherside and the company’s other gaming projects.

On Friday, Yuga Labs announced via Twitter that the company has hired gaming veteran Spencer Tucker to manage Yuga Labs various gaming initiatives including the Otherside metaverse.

“We are so happy to welcome Spencer Tucker aka @EverydayZukini to the Yuga Labs family as our first Chief Gaming Officer,” Yuga Labs tweeted. “Gaming will continue to be a top priority. No alpha (yet).”

Tucker had nearly two decades of gaming experience, according to a press release from BusinessWire. Prior to joining Yuga Labs, Tucker was the President of Games at Scopely and served as Senior Vice President of Product at Gree International Entertainment. He specializes in game development, design, UGC, web3, and creative community involvement.

“Spencer brings a passion for and deep knowledge of gaming and shares our vision for the Otherside metaverse,” Yuga Labs CEO Nicole Muniz said in a press release. “Yuga today is known most prominently for being the home of Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, and Meebits, but Yuga is more than that. Gaming is one of our main focus areas. We are uniquely situated to revolutionize the way we all think about web3 gaming through core principles such as ownership, utility, community, and storytelling.”

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow Yuga Labs and Tucker and will let you know when more information about gaming is released.

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