SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SGTB) announced today that videogame industry veteran Joe Ybarra has joined the company as Vice-President of Product Development. Mr. Ybarra will be in charge of all software development and content for Kuboo, Safecom's virtual world.
Joe Ybarra has held senior positions with numerous videogame industry market leaders, including Apple, Electronic Arts, Mediagenic/Activision, 3DO, Ensemble Studios, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive and Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.
While at Electronic Arts, Joe pioneered software development processes in place to this day across the entire game industry, and produced several highly acclaimed and popular games, such as M.U.L.E., Julius Erving and Larry Bird Go One on One, The Bard's Tale, Starflight and John Madden Football (which is still one of EA's most profitable franchises).
Joe Ybarra has won multiple industry accolades, such as the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame and Billboard Magazine Software Best-Seller, and Online Game of the Year awards. All told, he has produced over fifty computer and videogame titles, including Seven Cities of Gold, Wasteland, Bard's Tale 1, 2, and 3, Legacy of the Ancients, Heart of Africa, Arctic Fox, Archon, Alien Legacy and Meridian 59. In addition, Joe served as executive director of development and/or publishing operations for several noted Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) titles--Shadow of Yserbius, Shadowbane, The Matrix Online and Stargate Worlds.
Mr. Ybarra stated: "At this point in my career, I'm excited about the opportunity to apply the game design procedures and standards which evolved during my early days in the industry to the entire Kuboo production."
John Venners, President stated: "Mr. Ybarra is a true legend in the video gaming industry and we are delighted he saw the potential in Kuboo, Safe Communications virtual world, and has chosen to join our team. Mr. Ybarra brings the expertise in taking Safe Communications creative team's leading edge plans and making them a reality."
About Safe Communications:
Safe Communications, Inc. provides open and secure family communications that are in step with today's advances in social media. While protecting our most precious asset, our children, our systems are designed to enhance the quality and frequency of day-to-day communications among family members. We allow users to experience the marvel of advanced technology without fear or danger.
Safe Communications' products, led by MouseMail.com, are designed for the modern family on the go. Early detection devices warn parents of potential abuse and inappropriate content, allowing secure, open exchange with loved ones and friends. Safe Communications designs products so that your children can enjoy the electronic ride without being exposed to potential harm or abuse. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit us online at www.mousemail.com or www.Kuboo.com.
Alan "Skip" Davidson
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