Simonson has 20 years of experience as a game designer. Most recently, he spent two years as the lead designer for real money games at Tether Studios.
He also held the position of creative director at FreeRange Games, leaving to found Helaware and serve as its CEO in 2013.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to add a creative talent like Leif to Game Taco’s senior management team,” said Joshua Barrow, Game Taco founder and CEO.
“Leif has a track record of innovation and achievement at every career stop, and we look forward to using his experience to execute our vision to pursue a much bigger share of the growing, multi-billion-dollar skill-based game industry.”
In his new role, Simonson will work on the existing Game Taco and WorldWinner portfolios, with the aim to release several new titles in 2022.
“I’ve loved skill games ever since I was a kid plugging quarters into arcade slots,” said Simonson.
“I’m confident this company is poised to become the major player in this industry, boasting several advantages over the competition. The insights I’ve gained working with the geniuses at Tether will be invaluable as we rapidly prototype and produce high quality, polished titles internally and for external partners coming onto the platform.”