Job Role

Executive Producer - Fishing

Join Date

8 Mar 2021

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All About Fishing

Hey! I'm Ben

…well, to be fair, Dovetail is lots more than just Fishing but *my* focus is entirely Fishing. As Executive Producer for Fishing, I play a key role in shaping, directing, and executing on our Fishing games.

Having worked in games publishing, development and services for over 25 years, I have a 360-view of the games industry. From humble beginnings as a “Hotliner” for Nintendo back when the SNES was released, I have worked in QA as a Tester, Lead and Manager. I then travelled the well-trodden path, moving into Production and working on titles varying from “The Italian Job” (based on the original movie!), “OutRun2”, “Virtua Tennis”, “Carmageddon”, and “Duels of the Planeswalkers” for SCi, SEGA and Stainless Games as Producer and Production Director.

As a Leader and serial “get things done” guy, I always strive to create environments where teams can produce repeatable, reliable, and continuous software delivery. Delivery is stress-free and created by a team enjoying their work, committed to developing great games that are both an enjoyable experience for players and profitable.

…or, more simply, happy teams make a better game!

I am married, have two teenage sons and enjoy spending my time with my family (including walking our black Labrador “Merlot”), and my favourite time of any day is the nightly family dinner. Most days, I get to cook us all a yummy dinner, and we all have time to relax and talk about what we have done that day and what we dream of doing in the next.