Project Description

Online Alchemy was a small startup company with a totally virtual team (team members in Los Angeles, Austin, Minneapolis, and Shanghai). I consulted with them on the incubation, design, and management of a social game project (working title “Downtown”) with an $800K budget.

The focus of the game was to build and manage a restaurant, including your menu, employees, and eventually, multiple locations.

I managed the day-to-day operations of the team, ensured delivery of milestones to our publishing partner (in China), and kept the team productive and efficient.

This was an interesting project due to the communications management and virtual, distributed nature of the team. We were also partnered with a Chinese publishing company, Giant Interactive, which was a great learning experience.