Lloyd Melnick


I lead the social gaming initiatives at PokerStars/Full Tilt, part of Amaya Gaming. Previously, I was Sr Director on Zynga's social casino, building out the VIP and loyalty programs for Hit It Rich! slots and Zynga Poker. I came to Zynga from Spooky Cool, where I was Chief Growth Officer and before that, GM International Publishing at Playdom/Disney and co-Founder and CCO of Merscom (which we sold to Playdom). My passions are customer behavior and analytics.

21 responses to Thoughts from GDC


    Regarding your comment o HTML5, what about Cut The Rope in HTML5? (http://www.cuttherope.ie/)


    Is not Columbia, the name is ColOmbia…
    don’t you ever made that mistake again.


    You spelled ColOmbia wrong at the top of your column.



    It is amazing what you wrote about my country, but I would be pleased if you could fix one little mistake.
    Our country is called Colombia, not Columbia.

    Thanks a lot, and congratulations on this awesome site.


    Please, please spell Colombia right.


    You spelled ColOmbia wrong…. Its incredible how people can write these articles without even going through a revision process. Worst of all you posted a map of Colombia with the correct spelling and didn’t even notice your error.


    It’s ColOm… hehe JK😀

    Very nice article, expect more cool games from our country in the near future!


    Really good article, this give us a lot of energy to continue working in the industry growing


    Hey Lloyd!! thanks for the great comments about the Colombian industry! we are working really hard to become the next hot spot for videogames development in Latin America and your article is both a validation that our efforts are paying off and a great motivation to keep moving forward! Btw, I apologize on behalf of the comments focusing on the grammatical error, they are not representative at all about the general feeling the people from the local industry got from your great article. Thanks again and hope to see you on future events!

    William Ricardo Diaz P March 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM



    Great article, great reality for my country, Colombia.

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