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Randy Pitchford joins Fig advisory board

Gearbox president signs on with game crowdfunding/investment platform

Fig has added another high-profile name to its roster. The gaming crowdfunding and investment site today announced that Randy Pitchford, president of Borderlands development studio Gearbox Software, has joined its advisory board.

"Randy brings a very unique set of industry experiences to Fig," said Fig CEO Justin Bailey. "He has had a massively successful career of developing monster AAA hits for some of the largest publishers in the world, as well as helping small studios bring their passion titles to market. Adding his knowledge to our advisory board will level up the Fig platform, benefit our developers, and allow us to bring the most ambitious titles to-date to our platform."

Pitchford joins an advisory board that already boasts a wealth of development talent, including Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart, Double Fine Productions president and CEO Tim Schafer, inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo, Indiefund co-founder Aaron Isaksen, and Harmonix Studios chief creative officer Alex Rigopulos.

"My expectation is that Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing can help inspire more developers to discover the Fig platform while also encouraging our audience of millions of gamers to become micro investors or otherwise support their efforts," Pitchford said.

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Brendan Sinclair: Brendan joined in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at GameSpot.
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