On April 10, Josh Yguado represented Jam City at the GamesBeat Summit in Mill Valley, CA where he lead a fireside chat alongside CAA’s Head of Mobile, Michael Blank, to discuss the intersection between Hollywood IPs + mobile games.
At the summit, USC Games sat down with the Jam City President to discuss the company culture, the opportunities within the mobile games industry and why students interested in media should invest their time in mobile.
On what inspires Jam City to create:
Josh Yguado: Games can be for everyone and we try to create games that everyone can enjoy. It’s the democratization of video games, its not hardcore gamers hidden in their basement. Nowadays, everyone has a game console in their pocket that they carry around with them.
On why students should pay attention to mobile:
Josh Yguado: Everyone who wants to be in entertainment should take mobile seriously. More people consume media content on mobile devices than they do on television or film screens. Mobile is the future of entertainment and technology and some of the best jobs will not be in traditional media, they will be in mobile games.
On why company culture is so important:
Josh Yguado: We don’t take for granted that we get to be in an industry where people make games. We get to make games people love. There’s nothing I love more than going down the middle of the bus and seeing a couple of people playing Jam City games. I love bringing joy to other people and that creates joy in our day to day work environment.
Check out the full video interview below: