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 ten years, Lightplay has provided game development services to industry leading game publishers such as Cellfish, THQ, and the Walt Disney Company.
The company has crafted game development proposals for some of the world's most recognized content owners including ABC Television, Cartoon Network, ESPN, HBO, NBC/Universal, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros.
Best Wireless Game nominee, Spike TV Video Game Awards; First-Place Winner, Nokia Developer Challenge; Winner, BlackBerry Developer Gaming Challenge; and Best Game for Handheld Devices, International Association of Gaming, Animation and Multimedia.
Lightplay Managing Partner Rick (R.J.) Lucas has dedicated much of his 25+ 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