Outpost Games

We formed Outpost Games with the mission of making games as fun to watch as they are to play.

To do that, we're building a platform called Hero.

HERO


Make Your Mark.

Hero re-creates the stadium experience online, with a thrilling experience where everyone feels the presence and the roar of the crowd.

It creates a delightful, encouraging feedback loop between performers and audiences, and allows audiences to become meaningful participants in games.

Start Your Journey

SOS


SOS is the first game built with Hero technology.

SOS is a deadly survival competition in which 16 contestants are dropped onto La Cuna Island with one simple goal – get the hell off La Cuna Island.

Use the power of your own voice and your bubbly personality to create bonds with other contestants and your audience. You'll need them when the going gets rough.

Get SOS

The Leadership Team


Driven to enable and empower.

The company was founded by gaming veterans from Electronic Arts and Zynga, and has raised over $19M from Benchmark, Time Warner, Virgin, and other strategic investors.

Our team is made up of forward thinking people who collaborate in a self-directed environment.

Board Members

  • Allison Goldberg

    Time Warner

  • Manuel Bronstein

    YouTube

  • Mitch Lasky

    Benchmark Capital

  • Wright Bagwell
    Wright Bagwell

    Wright is the Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Outpost Games

    A designer and entrepreneur with a deep passion for building products that enable everyone’s skill and creativity to shine, he found his passion for game design and fascination with game platforms after getting hooked on the Quake mod scene, back in 1996. Since then, Wright has worked at Cavedog, Valve, EA, and Zynga. He was previously design director of Farmville 2 at Zynga, creative director of Dead Space 2 at EA, and led design teams on numerous other titles at EA. Wright is on a mission to turn every gamer into a performer, every game into a stage, and to fundamentally change how people perceive the games business.

  • Ed Lu

    Ed is the Chief Financial Officer

    Ed is an experienced financial operations executive for venture-backed companies. He brings 11 years of gaming experience, including five years as CFO at mobile gaming and platform technology company Machine Zone, where he helped launch Game Of War and Mobile Strike while scaling the company to 1,000 employees. Ed is an active startup advisor/investor and enjoys exploring the next frontier of gaming. In his limited spare time, you will find Ed playing basketball, enjoying music, and most importantly spend time with his family and kids.

  • Deniz Gezgin
    Deniz Gezgin

    Deniz is the Chief Business Officer.

    Deniz brings 10 years of P/L Management, Monetization, Performance Marketing and Business Intelligence experience. Before joining Outpost, he was General Manager at Topps Digital where he expanded and managed the company’s digital product portfolio. Prior to Topps, he was the Studio Lead at FunPlus where he built and expanded the San Francisco studio for the company. Gezgin's early career also includes positions with Machine Zone, Zynga's Casino Games division, Idle Games, and Gazillion Entertainment. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his 3 boys and play RTS games.

  • Ryan Wilson
    Ryan Wilson

    Ryan is the Chief Technology Officer.

    A builder and entrepreneur, Ryan brings over a decade of experience creating and scaling software systems. After co-founding two political technology startups, he built a passion for Guitar Hero into JamLegend, an online destination for music rhythm gaming and discovery (acquired by Zynga). While at Zynga, Ryan was studio CTO of the flagship FarmVille, and later NFL Showdown. In free moments, Ryan is an avid cyclist and plays guitar in a folk/pop/rock band.

  • Brad McKee
    BRAD MCKEE

    Brad is a Software Architect and Co-Founder of Outpost Games.

    A 20-year veteran of the games industry and most recently a software architect at Zynga on the Farmville franchise, Brad managed the furious pace of live software development with aplomb. Before that, he worked at EA as the lead engineer on Dante’s Inferno and a gameplay perfecter on The Simpsons Game, The Godfather, and James Bond: Everything or Nothing. Brad has been trying to kick his Civilization habit for 23 years, but sadly hasn’t shown much progress.

  • Travis Gorkin
    Travis Gorkin

    Travis is Director of Engineering at Outpost Games.

    Travis is a software engineer with a decade of experience leading engineering teams to build and run successful games as live services. Prior to joining Outpost Games, he worked as Director of Engineering for Client Technology at Zynga, where he helped to launch and grow multiple successful franchises on mobile and web platforms, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Travis is passionate about the principle of servant-leadership and cultivating a work environment that allows talented engineers to unlock their full potential, while also staying close to the keyboard himself as a developer.

Careers


Perform better together, sustainably.

We're on the lookout.

You have a demonstrable history of taking risks, solving hard problems, and can adapt to an ever changing environment.

You are a collaborator and will help us support a culture that keeps the balance of work and life on an even keel.

You have a passion for bringing out the best in your peers and your customers.

We can't wait to hear from you.

Be Bold. Join Us.

We invest in health and productivity. Here’s how.

  • Salary & Stock

    Competitive salary with company stock options.

  • All the Tools

    Gaming laptop or computer and any other tools or resources to help you do your best work.

  • Make your Schedule

    A loose vacation policy since we believe you can best manage your own time.

  • Total Coverage

    Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents covered at 80%.

  • Commuter Benefits

    Receive a monthly stipend for public transportation and Lyft credits.

  • Food Perks

    Lunch is catered every day. Furthermore, go out to lunch with 4 or more colleagues, and it’s on us! Sometimes the best conversations happen outside the office.

Open Positions


We're always looking to connect with talented people and may have openings in the future. Drop us a line at jobs@outpostgames.com.

Located in South San Francisco, CA.

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