May 30, 2000
Hull, Massachusetts. NetGames, announced that John Moore has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board. Mr. Moore has previously served as CEO of Mindscape-Broderbund, a leading game and entertainment software publisher. Prior to that he was CEO of Golden Books, President of Penguin Publishing and President of Parker Brothers Games.
"I am excited about the opportunity presented by NetGames and look forward to joining an already strong team in the internet gaming arena", stated Moore. "We have a unique positioning strategy and our acquisition in the classical game area adds an additional platform for us to build upon."
"We are very pleased to attract a world class talent like John Moore to NetGames," stated NetGames founder John Fanning, also a founder of Napster.com. "It has been my experience that good ideas are only good if you have the people to execute them and I have every confidence that John will take us to the next level. His contacts in the gaming world are second to none. He will be very valuable both as a manager and a business development catalyst."
NetGames Inc is a Delaware corporation and maintains the NetGames.com site on the internet. It offers a vast array of classical, interactive, action and puzzle games to its users. Its trademark games include Chess.net, Backgammon.net, Cards.net among others. It was founded in January, 2000 and has grown already to over 200,000 regular, registered users with an average 45 minute stay on the site.