Experienced Industry Veterans

We're on a mission to make the world's best free-to-play games and build a great company while we're at it.

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Shark

Well Fed

We've partnered with Nexon,
the world leader in free-to-play,
as part of a strategic multi-year,
multi-product alliance and investment.

We Know Games

Here's some of the games we have worked on:

Madden, Farmville, CastleVille, Guitar Hero and more!

Working at Shiver

If you're passionate about making the best games and are a rock star at what you do, we want to speak with you! Shiver is a rare find – a small and nimble start up with big company backing.

  • Full benefits package – including equity, health, dental, vision, and a robust bonus program
  • Lots of free drinks, snacks, and daily catered lunch
  • Great people, great culture, great working environment

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Our Team

John Schappert, Jason Andersen and John Osvald

John Schappert

John Schappert John Schappert serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Shiver Entertainment. John's career spans over twenty years in the video game industry – as a developer and operating executive. He started his career as a Programmer on such hits as John Madden Football. He founded Tiburon Entertainment in 1994, which was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998. From joining Electronic Arts in 1998, John served in various executive positions ranging from Vice President to Chief Operating Officer. John has also served as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft corporation, overseeing the Xbox LIVE business. Most recently, John served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zynga, Inc. overseeing product development and daily operations.

Jason Andersen

Jason Andersen Jason Andersen co-founded Shiver Entertainment in September 2013, serving as Vice President of Technology. Jason founded developer Budcat Creations, which was later acquired by Activision. He has worked on some of the industry's largest franchises including Madden NFL, Guitar Hero, and, everyone's favorite, Clay Fighter for the Super NES.

John Osvald

John Osvald John Osvald co-founded Shiver Entertainment in September 2013, serving as Vice President of Production. Previously, John was instrumental in the rise of Zynga - helping establish the data-driven product design methodology that was key to their early success. He worked on a variety of titles including Farmville, Café World, FrontierVille, and CastleVille. He was one of Zynga's brightest stars and served a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Games where he oversaw much of Zynga's Ville business.

Living in Miami

Welcome to sunny, shark-friendly, Miami, Florida! Get used to summer all year long in this cosmopolitan city with international flair. One of the world's most popular vacation spots, Miami offers enticements for everyone.

Family-friendly, affordable Miami is a great place to live, work, and play. Boasting some of the country's best schools, affordable housing, and nicest weather – it's hard to find a better place to raise a family. The cost of living in Miami is amongst the most reasonable in the country, with no state income tax and an average home price below $200,000. Enjoy parks, beaches, and true outdoor living all year long in this city by the sea.

Live it up and hit the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. Experience a new world with the bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly-caffeinated energy of Little Havana. Relax in the plush hotels of Miami Beach, and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities abound in modern, sprawling malls, and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove.

Miami is a sportsman's paradise – hit the crystal blue waters for deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, or water-skiing. Stay on land for top-notch golf and tennis. More interested in watching others do the work? Cheer on the Miami Marlins in baseball's newest stadium, see the World Champion Miami Heat continue their winning streak in the NBA, catch the Miami Dolphins on the gridiron, or root for the Florida Panthers on the ice.

There's also boat shows, auto racing, and golf tournaments. Want to catch some culture? Miami has art festivals and outdoor food & wine extravaganzas. Looking to get away? Miami has an international airport and the world's busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this – and so much more!

Neighborhoods of Miami

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We are looking to grow the Shiver, but only the best and brightest of the industry can join the team.

It takes a high quality bar to win the day, and we want to achieve that quality with a small but potent team of passionate game developers.