While MySpace is still in the process of reorganizing itself, a well-respected executive at the social network, Jason Oberfest, is leaving to join gaming company ngmoco.
Oberfest’s new title is Vice President of Social Applications: He’ll be in charge of expanding the company from its historical focuse on iPhone and iPod Touch games to social sites and the web. It’s not clear exactly how this will work. He may help develop new titles designed more for social networks, or port existing titles to the new site. Ngmoco’s games have been installed more than 10 million times, and include hits like Rolando, Topple, Dr. Awesome and more.
His canned statement from the press release:
I have long had a passion for games and could not be more thrilled to join such a talented and accomplished team as ngmoco. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the marriage of social applications and games. I am very excited to help build ngmoco`s vision as a next generation games company.
At MySpace, Oberfest was the Senior Vice President of Business Development as well as the general manager of its developer platform — where he established a good reputation among game companies and other social platform developers, from what we’ve heard.