Chief Technology Officer
Moritz is a game industry veteran with almost 20 years of experience in the business, having proudly shipped more than 30 titles on a spectrum ranging from hardcore strategy and city builders to puzzle and arcade games. As an alumnus of King.com, HandyGames, and 5th Planet, Moritz has led and inspired game studios to embrace disruptive transformations and futuristic technologies.
Moritz is now applying his massive skill set in technology to bring Medieval Empires to life. He is well on the path to innovate GameFi and gameplay while making the best, most ethical and creative use of blockchains for the ultimate gaming experience!
Chief Product Officer
Stefan is a gaming product expert who has worked extensively on mobile, PC client and browser games. He has more than 13 years of experience in game design, product live ops, team and product transformations and creating high performance work environments. Stefan has worked on several casual games and shooters and has comprehensive experience in the city building and strategy genre. He has previously worked at InnoGames, Travian Games and Gamigo AG, among other gaming ventures.
With Medieval Empires, Stefan’s mission is to apply his vast product knowledge to the blockchain gaming market, and give gamers a brand-new and distinct experience, that creates genuine value and provides outstanding gameplay.
Game Design Director
Felix has more than 15 years of game design experience in browser and mobile games within a genre range from strategy, RPG and simulation, puzzles, and even hyper casual games. He has worked at big names in the industry such as Wooga and Huuuge, and possesses a mindset driven by numbers and analytics.
At Medieval Empires, Felix is using his exceptional game design skills to create a game universe that will take gamers on a historical journey and give them countless action-packed, thrilling gameplay options. By designing exciting missions, tasks and events in the strategy game, Felix is geared up to create an unforgettable experience for the gaming community!
Chief Marketing Officer
James has vast experience in marketing and business development within the free-to-play mobile and PC/browser gaming market. He has launched and led highly successful strategy, mid-core, social, and casual titles during his roles at Kabam, Outfit7, Huuuge and Wargaming. James has led diverse teams executing global marketing campaigns and partnering with brands, platforms and ad tech solutions.
With Medieval Empires, James is applying his marketing prowess and exceptional leadership skills across different channels to create a face of the brand that gamers would be able to relate and engage with. Applying a proactive approach to the challenges of the new and developing blockchain gaming market, James is set to help the brand become a force to be reckoned with!
Chief Visionary Officer & Co-Founder
Assad has worked in the IT and Digital Transformation field for over 15 years, focusing on new global business models and go-to-market strategies. He has built new teams, created departments and lead marketing campaigns, including for world-renowned brands such as Aspirin and Bepanthen.
Now, Assad is bringing his vast and varied experience into the blockchain gaming industry, combining his knowledge of the technology, with an awe-inspiring vision and a team of highly accomplished professionals to create the perfect recipe for success.
Chief Executive Officer
Jan has worked in various markets and IT companies such as Accenture and Atos for over 20 years. With a master’s degree in management and IT, he has established himself as a structured and methodical business expert who has led successful IT teams across different companies.
Now, Jan is bringing his strong leadership skills, along with his IT prowess into the metaverse by stepping into the world of blockchain gaming. Applying his extensive expertise in IT, management and blockchain technology, Jan is set to make Medieval Empires into a high-growth and prosperous venture!
Turkish Film & Television Actor & Producer
Engin Altan Düzyatan, the award-winning actor, is the face of Ertugrul in Medieval Empires. Engin will be reviving his most beloved character, this time, on the game screen.
With Engin’s association, Medieval Empires is set to become a game fitting of the legendary Ertugrul, and the historical legacy associated with him. Players will get the true feel of reliving some of the most action-packed and iconic events in history, right through the eyes of Ertugrul himself!
Carl, also known as ‘The Moon’ is an Angel Investor in MoonGaming, the parent company behind Medieval Empires. He is a serial entrepreneur who has invested in more than 300 blockchain-based startups and has been featured in the Top 30 Under 30 list by Forbes. The crypto evangelist has also been featured in top business publications such as CNBC, Business Insider, Coin Telegraph and Tech Telegraph UK.
Carl is also the co-founder of Bitcoinsensus and Kasta, and is a well-known speaker, a respected philanthropist and a multimillionaire crypto expert who has a massive social media influence. With more than 2 million followers across YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, Carl is already well on his way to be a frontrunner in the mass adoption of blockchain technologies and crypto currencies.
Vincent has almost two decades of international video-game production experience, and has produced and directed games of varying genres, ranging from massive browser/standalone MMOs, mobile games, PC first person shooter video games, strategy games, television brand tie- in games, and even interactive Theme Park attractions.
As the Studio Head, Vincent will be using his award-winning skills in game production and creative direction to bring the world of Ertugrul to life, creating an incredibly detailed, unique and immersive world, with the highest quality visuals for the most enhanced gaming experience.
Qing is a veteran in mobile gaming and digital services along the rise of the smartphone industry. He worked on many brands that are familiar to consumers such as the Candy Crush franchise, N26 bank, and Ada Health. He has a vast experience working in start-ups, disruptive tech companies and Unicorns across disciplines, building high performance teams that have a great business impact.
As the Lead Producer for Medieval Empires, Qing will be applying his remarkable expertise in product management to collaborate with a team of ambitious and accomplished engineers, artists and designers, aiming to make Medieval Empires the next big success story in the blockchain gaming industry!
Peter has over 15 years of experience in the industry and is a highly accomplished and passionate artist who started his career in AAA gaming at Crytek, working on the Crysis franchise and Ryse son of Rome. With the rise of Facebook, and subsequently mobile gaming, he moved to Wooga where he helped in the style definition and launching of Pearl’s Peril and Agent Alice. Following this, he joined King, where he worked across a variety of casual gaming projects.
Peter is bringing his wide and varied skillset to Medieval Empires, with the aim to formulate concepts and supervise production of the highest quality artwork that matches the creative vision and direction of the game. With his hands-on experience in art direction, Peter is well on his way to making Medieval Empires an artistic marvel that will transport gamers into a spectacular virtual world!
Senior Visual Development Artist
Joaquim is a Spanish-born artist with 36 years of experience in the entertainment and video game industry. With a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, Joaquim has a profound passion in drawing, painting and video game design. He has previously worked in the Feature Animation department with Walt Disney on popular movies such as Tarzan, Atlantis the Lost Empire, Tarzan II, A Goofy Movie, Runaway Brain, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules.
With Medieval Empires, Joaquim intends to bring his vast experience in visual development, animation and art direction to the blockchain gaming industry to create an extraordinary and magnificent game world. His knowledge and expertise will help build the world of Ertugrul into a true spectacle!
Former CMO at Illuvium & Crypto Game Advisor
Scott has over 20 years of experience in marketing and development ranging from gaming to mobile content management. He has worked with highly talented teams across various projects, and has successfully launched many products, including major PlayStation platforms. As Head of Games Marketing Partnerships at Twitch, he witnessed the power creators bring to the games industry and how businesses can partner with these communities to achieve historic milestones.
Crypto Game Advisor / Commercial Officer Lockwood Publishing Ltd
Oliver has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising, including with industry giants such as Rovio and Wargaming. He is a mobile marketing guru that has helped many app companies achieve tremendous success. He has marketed hundreds of casual, core, and MMO games in the online and mobile space and currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Lockwood Publishing, the creator of the virtual 3D world AVAKIN LIFE.
Managing Director of Andromeda Capital
Josh is the Managing Director of Andromeda Capital and a senior partner at Latitude Blockchain Services. He has worked as a strategist and advisor on more than 35 crypto projects and his experience and acumen provides key insights on market conditions, messaging, and how to avoid crucial mistakes. Josh also specializes in post-launch strategy to help create stronger, more active communities. As an early-stage strategic investor in well over two-hundred startups, Josh has procured a trusted network of industry heavyweights, influencers and developers to guide synergistic partnerships and collaborations.
Former COO Decentraland Advisor
Justin has over 20 years of production and operations experience. He was instrumental in developing RuneScape while at Jagex and was an integral part of their success story. Justin also ran operations at Lockwood Publishing for several years, working on Avakin Life, a successful mobile free-to-play metaverse. Recently, he served as COO at Decentraland, responsible for scaling their operations against the product’s success and supporting the team in defining future strategies.
Professor of History / PhD from Harvard University
Hüseyin Yılmaz is an associate professor in history at George Mason University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in History and Middle Eastern Studies in 2005. He previously taught at Stanford University and the University of South Florida. He has worked at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna and the International University of Sarajevo as a research fellow and visiting scholar. His research interests include state formation, geographic imageries, and social movements of the early Ottoman Empire and the Anatolian Seljuks, 1100-1600. He is the author of Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Aarat Arpaci is an exceptionally talented and internationally acclaimed artist, who is famous for his unique, handcrafted jewelry designs. From an early age, Aarat started learning about traditional jewelry skills in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, giving him this opportunity to work with accomplished jewel experts and well-known designers. Aarat aims to introduce his amazing artistry to everyone and become a global name by crafting rare NFT rings which will bring NFT utility into the physical world from the virtual realm of video games.