For more than a decade I design games for a living - mobile arcade, online gaming, Facebook multiplayers, casino arenas and more.
I have created, designed and developed games from scratch to delivery with self funding, as well as providing professional GD/UX/PM services to others in different parts of their life cycle.
Android mobile casual puzzler
Founder, GD, PM, UX, BizDev
This original game of mine emerged from my love to puzzles and humor.
Founded, funded and managed completely in-house with more than a dozen of team members.
Worlds and Levels balancing spreadsheet example
Yuval is a very professional worker, with huge attention to details that actually matter. He has this unique balance between self-confidence in what he does and says, and the ability to actually listen to you and be persuaded when he is going the wrong way."
Art director and lecturer
In Play King (iOS, Android)
Social sports betting app, US market
PM, GD, UX consultant (12 months)
US sports betting market lacks a true solution for casual betting and fan activities.
This app lets you track sports events, place betting and prove your're the real InPlay King!
Live score tracking, game economy, live odds, betting performances and more.
Bingo Island (FB, mobile)
Facebook PC/Mobile Bingo and Slots
in-house GD, PM, BI (18 months)
The famous and popular Facebook Bingo and Slots title provided countless gamers with pure fun.
As BI, game designer and economy manager, I was responsible for all game's KPIs, slots configuration and monetization on a daily basis.
Best Casino (Mobile, FB)
Facebook and Mobile Slots
PM, GD, Economy (4 months)
Best Casino is a veteran Facebook slots brand, expanding to other platforms such as Android and iPhones.
iPhone casual puzzler
Founder, GD, PM, UX, BizDev
Another self funded game of mine, designed from scratch over the familiar mechanic of logo identification to match the Israeli audience and taste with full game economy, achievements, in app purchases and more.
The first live version proved profitable (>1% paying users) and highly engaging.
Online game review (Hebrew)
Come2Play Online Titles
Online Multiplayer Facebook&Mobile
GD, BI, UX consultant
For more than a year I accompanied the Live Backgammon and Chess Friends titles as a game designer, both as a consultant and as in-house partner while working at 888.
Xappr Gun and Games
AR Physical gun and iPhone apps
GD, UX consultant
A dedicated iPhone AR games library alongside the physical accessory of the Xappr gun creates a unique real-world social gaming experiences.
I was responsible for resolving the challenge of a single player mode, for the common use cases of new installer or "no friends" situations.
Yuval was a pleasure to work with, delivering superb results with great communication skills. He made sure we knew how to implement his designs and accompanied us until all was implemented. We were truly impressed."
Sr. Group Product Manager at Shutterfly, Inc.
Yuval Gelbard, FunkyVibe 2012