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Gaming a 'Top Priority' for Yuga Labs with Chief Gaming Officer Hire

Spencer Tucker joins the company with nearly 20 years of experience in the sector.

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Gaming a 'Top Priority' for Yuga Labs with Chief Gaming Officer Hire

Spencer Tucker joins the company with nearly 20 years of experience in the sector.

On Friday, September 16, Yuga Labs announced that it has hired its very first Chief Gaming Officer, Spencer Tucker. The move comes as Yuga Labs sets gaming as a “top priority.”


Based on the announcement, Tucker will be particularly focused on developing Yuga’s metaverse platform, Otherside.

Web3 is revolutionizing gaming, entertainment, and community in much the same way the shift to mobile revolutionized communication,” shared Tucker, adding that “I am beyond excited to join the Yuga Labs team and to continue building toward the new era of interoperability and community-empowered growth in the Otherside metaverse.”

Before his appointment by Yuga Labs, Tucker spent nearly two decades in the gaming industry. He has held various executive roles, including President of Games at Scopely, and has served as the Senior Vice President of Product at Gree International Entertainment.

Tucker’s specialties are 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,” said Yuga Labs CEO Nicole Muniz, adding, “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.”

Yuga Labs continues to expand its team, from a company that started with just 10 employees in January, to now employing over 70 at the time of writing. Even more impressive is the host of talent it has been able to attract, with individuals from top companies like Google, Oculus, Twitter, Apple, Dune Games, Monolith Gaming, and more.

In other news, Wrangler jeans enters the metaverse with Deadfellaz collaboration.

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