About Us

Our mission is to bring a bold new vision to casual gaming by creating the most pervasive community platform where people of all ages can interact with each other, and play games together.  We aim to provide our customers with innovative social games, and state-of-the-art-technology.

FlowPlay is a developer of browser-based virtual world technology and multi-platform games such as Vegas World and ourWorld.  Vegas World, is the first social casino MMORPG that engages players with fun casino games including over 45 Slots, Hot Tub Poker, Bingo, Solitaire, Multiplayer Blackjack, and Social Video Poker. Vegas World is not a real money gambling game.  Flowplay’s first consumer product, ourWorld, is played by over 30 million players and is one of the most popular teen virtual worlds.

FlowPlay prides itself in being able to provide deep game and virtual world experiences in limited platforms such as web browsers and mobile devices. We have developed several technologies to do this -- chief among them are our White-Label Platform and 3D Vector Avatar System. Please find more information on our products in the Games section.

Team

Derrick Morton  CEO

Derrick has been a games and online entertainment executive for over 20 years. He has led the development of over 200 digital entertainment projects. Over the course of the past 7 years he has been a key executive at the top online game websites - iWin, Uproar, Flipside, Virtual Vegas and GameHouse. He was the General Manager of Mobile Games for RealNetworks, a business unit he founded. At RealNetworks Derrick negotiated long-term distribution agreements with Cingular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, and Vodafone Global among others. Additionally, he was singularly responsible for negotiating the mobile rights to South Park, MTV Cribs, and The Apprentice. Derrick was a key executive at GameHouse which was acquired in 2004 by RealNetworks. GameHouse subsequently became Real's studio for Xbox, PC, Mobile and online game development.

Douglas Pearson  CTO

Doug has more than 20 years experience as a professional software developer leading dozens of projects for organizations like Real Networks and the Department of Defense.  He founded ThreePenny Software in 2002, a successful casual games studio for mobile and handheld devices which shipped more than 20 casual game titles.  ThreePenny was responsible for the majority of mobile titles shipped by GameHouse and Real Networks around the time of the GameHouse acquisition by Real.  He was nominated for a distinguished dissertation award for his Ph.D. thesis work in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 15 academic research papers and contributed to 2 patents.  Today he is responsible for all technical aspects of FlowPlay's virtual game worlds with a particular focus on the challenges of delivering high performance, massively multi-threaded software targeting a wide range of platforms.

Michael Schutzler  Board Member

Michael is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of rapid growth, start-up, and turn-around management spanning nearly 30 years. As a successful Internet entrepreneur and investor he has helped launch more than a dozen companies. He has been in leadership roles in public and private companies, non-profit and public service organizations. Michael has managed teams as small as 5 people and organizations as large as 350 employees and has been an active public speaker for nearly 10 years. Previous roles include President and CEO of Classmates.com and SVP Global Games Division of RealNetworks.

FlowPlay is managed by a talented team of gaming industry pioneers, business developers, engineers, and artists offering multi-platform social games.