Josh Drescher

Josh Drescher
Video Game Producer
Austin, TX

Veteran game producer, designer and project manager with more than a decade of experience leading multi-disciplinary game development, software and UX research teams.

Lead Producer
PLAYSTUDIOS2016 - Present

Scaled Agile (SAFe) for process.

OKRs for goal-setting.

KPIs for tracking progress.

Responsible for the growth and management of PLAYSTUDIOS' backend developers, including Game Development, Platform tech, DB, DevOps and QA teams. Supporting all products across the PLAYSTUDIOS portfolio of games and services, enjoyed by over 40 million monthly active users.

Director of Video Game Research and Product Development
HCD Research, Inc2015 - 2016

Combining biometrics and neuroscience tools with expert analysis and traditional market research to provide comprehensive insights regarding usability, "fun-factor", UX and both non-conscious and cognitive emotional responses to video game products, concepts and media.

Senior Producer and Creative Director
Rocket City Studios2010 - 2014

Developed and launched Second Chance Heroes, a humorous action RPG and our studio's inaugural title. Responsible for art, narrative, audio, and level content direction, in addition to high level studio planning and production.

Associate Producer
Mythic Entertainment (Electronic Arts)2006 - 2010

Managed the team (designers, artists and coders) responsible for designing and implementing combat, careers, grouping and guild systems for Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. Drove significant viral marketing efforts including podcasts and newsletters that resulted in 1 million+ monthly views and 750,000+ subscribers. Acted as the public face of Warhammer: Age of Reckoning pre-launch to global markets including US and Europe (via partnerships with GOA). Guided post-launch messaging for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Acted as a primary global face helping to expand product reach to markets including western Europe, Russia and Asia.

Assistant Producer
Mythic Entertainment2001 - 2006

Responsible for asset integration (via Perforce) and daily builds for Imperator Online. Assisted with asset integration and milestone builds for Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs. Acted as primary point of contact between art, design and production leadership.

Product History

Dungeon Boss - (Q4 2021)

myVegas Bingo - (2021)

myKonami Slots - (2016)

myVegas Slots - (legacy title, 2016-2020)

Second Chance Heroes – (2014)

Ultima Forever (pre-production design) – (2013)

Warhammer: Land of the Dead – (2009)

Warhammer: Age of Reckoning – (2008)

Imperator Online – (unreleased, 2005)

Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs – (2004)

Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis – (2003)

Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations – (2003)

Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles – (2002)

Dark Age of Camelot – (2001)