CrowdStar Names Ex-Glu Mobile Exec as Head of Studios

It Girl developer CrowdStar announced today that Alex Galvagni, former senior vice president of global product development and CTO of Glu Mobile, joined its ranks this week as Head of Studios as part of the company’s strategy to go both mobile and global in 2011.

Following so closely on the news that Zynga formed a UK studio dedicated to mobile development, it’s not lost on us just how serious social game developers are taking the mobile space these days. EA and many other developers have had a head start on building up a mobile library that spans smartphones, feature phones and tablets compared to Zynga, CrowdStar and other social gaming companies.

Speaking to us by phone this morning, CrowdStar CEO Peter Relan and Galvagni share some of the short-term plans the company has to build on its mobile portfolio while expanding its Facebook games to the global market.

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