Mobile game design expert. 20 years experience. Zynga, EA, Glu, Microsoft, Capcom, Ubisoft and others. Leading authority on freemium, mobile game design.
I run AC+A, the leading mobile game design consultancy. I have 20 years experience as an EP/Creative Director in games, with the last 6+ years spent running my consultancy. We've worked with nearly every major company in the industry, from EA to Zynga to Microsoft, Capcom, Glu, Ubisoft and others.
Adrian was willing to take (calculated!) risks for our clients and was willing to put in the long hours to see projects through whenever required. "On time" and "on budget" are his watchwords.
At Check Six, Adrian helped tremendously with managing the production of a game project by communicating with the off-site publisher. In addition to his professionalism, he is an easy going guy and is fun to be around. I would work with him again.
I first learned of Adrian's services through a design and monetization audit that he completed for a good friend of mine. When he began seeking business development support I was happy to help. Adrian and his team know design, engagement, and monetization better than any group I've seen. I highly recommend reaching out to him if you need support for your titles.
Was wonderful to have Adrian in to mentor our mobile game teams at Execution Labs. He willingly shared his hard earned wisdom in social design and monetization mechanics with the teams. Tons of great tips and tricks to implement!
I hired Adrian as a consultant working on a game team. He brought a lot of expert knowledge about social gaming and best practices, which contributed a lot to the success of the project. He was also very proactive and went above and beyond the normal consultant agreement by making himself accountable for results.
We at CMI were very proud of the opportunity to work with Adrian on one his more recent projects. He and I worked at EA 'back in the day,' and his influence is still being felt in many of EA's "BIG" titles. He's a hell of a leader and I would love to have a chance to work with him again.
Adrian is by far the best producer I have ever had the pleasure to work with! His desire to create the best product possible combined with his ability to establish excitement and enthusiasm within his staff and peers makes Adrian the backbone of his Dev team.
Adrian is a great design partner because he does high quality work and works well with disciplines ranging from product management to engineering. In his time working with us, he become one of our key go-to people for important design work, and he always delivered with quality, consistency, and thoughtfulness. From creative concept, to organization, to implementation, Adrian is the complete package.
Adrian recently reviewed and prepared written assessments for six OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund applications for video games. His final reviews and recommendations were fabulous - some of the best I've ever seen. I will definitely consider using Adrian again in the future.
Adrian is very knowledgable in the video game industry and has been a pleasure to work with. He has introduced to me to various people who have helped advance my business and games. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for new opportunities within the growing gaming industry.
As a Product Manager at a fledgling startup new to the social gaming landscape, I can't imagine where we'd be without Adrian Crook on our side. Adrian has been a tremendous asset to our team way beyond the initial scope of game design work for which we hired him. Adrian has been a mentor and voice of reason for a variety of problems in our project. He has a way of seeing through the B.S. and cutting to the chase, without being offensive or confrontational. We've found his clarity and candor to be refreshing and invaluable no matter in what phase of the project he's involved. He is also incredibly connected and has a deep list of all star talent to call upon should the need arise. I look forward to working with Adrian at any time now and into the future.