Omar Abdelwahed

Omar Abdelwahed
Producer, Ubisoft Entertainment

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Omar Abdelwahed is a producer at Ubisoft. Based in Ubisoft’s San Francisco office, Abdelwahed is focused on leading Ubisoft’s online games strategy. He is currently in charge of the development of online and social games, including managing industry relationships with social media sites like Facebook and Google. In addition, Abdelwahed has helped launch five Ubisoft titles for the Nintendo DS. They include Imagine Artist, Imagine Jewelry Designer, Petz Nursery, Petz Dogz Talent Show, and Petz Hamsterz Superstarz.

Abdelwahed started down the digital path 20 years ago with a piece of software called “Mosaic,” the first web browser. He continued his journey with a little-known file format called “MP3,” and in 1996 he developed his own independent music site. In 2000, Abdelwahed joined Best Buy as a lead engineer, where he launched several online entertainment and commerce properties.

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Omar Abdelwahed (Ubisoft Entertainment), Ilja Rotelli (Wizards of the Coast), Eric Todd (Playdom), Simon Jeffrey (ngmoco:))
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(3.57, 14 ratings)
Social games have become mass market. Facebook alone has many millions of daily active users checking on their farms' produce, making sure their virtual cafes are clean, and conspiring their next mob hits. Revenue projections are equally exciting, but difficult to confirm. We'll examine the social games landscape and discuss the details of successful game development. Read more.
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