Lightplay offers a full range of tabletop and digital game design and development services. One of the earliest mobile game developers in North America, the company was formed in 2001 by a veteran of Electronic Arts and AT&T Wireless.
For more than fifteen years, Lightplay has provided game development services to industry leading game publishers, with 30+ published titles in a design or production capacity.
The company has worked in varying capacities with global brand holders including ABC Television, Cartoon Network, ESPN, HBO, NBC/Universal, Sony Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros.
Best Wireless Game nominee, Spike TV Video Game Awards; First-Place Winner, Nokia Developer Challenge; Winner, BlackBerry Developer Gaming Challenge; Best Game for Handheld Devices, Int'l Association of Gaming, Animation and Multimedia.
Lightplay Managing Partner Rick (R.J.) Lucas has dedicated much of his 30+ year career to the development of tabletop, computer, console, and mobile games.
After early experience in hardware and software development that included partnering in a third-party capacity with Steve Jobs at NeXT, Mr. Lucas became an early employee of Electronic Arts.
During his five-year tenure with EA, Mr. Lucas managed the Role-Playing, Adventure, and Strategy game categories across multiple platforms worldwide, working with game designers ranging from Richard Garriott (aka Lord British), to Peter Molyneux, and Gary Gygax (the father of Dungeons & Dragons).
Mr. Lucas left EA to become the Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliances for AT&T Wireless, where he served for several years as the highest-ranking marketing executive for the properties that would later form the nucleus of Verizon Wireless.
After leaving AT&T Wireless, Mr. Lucas formed Lightplay in 2001, and has been named as inventor or co-inventor on multiple patents related to software and tabletop game development.
Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Central Daylight Time
14:00 - 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time