Thomas Lindgren appointed CEO for interactive audio games innovator & platform company Wanderword
In 2019 the company Wanderword, platform owner and publisher of interactive audio entertainment for mobile phones and smart speakers, such as Android and Amazon Alexa, accelerated its growth and presence while also onboarding a hand-picked group of early investors. A collaboration with Amazon deepened during the fall of 2019. Furthermore, the company secured license agreements with IP owners. The company has released its own proprietary audio entertainment skills and games, such as 63rd & Wallace, The Cursed Painting and Bluurb.
Considering the above, the shareholders and company leadership are now preparing for the next phase of its growth. As such, Wanderword is announcing the immediate appointment of two experienced entrepreneurs and proven company managers - Thomas Lindgren steps in as CEO and Mattias Bergqvist, former studio manager, is promoted to COO.
We are proud to announce the launch of our brand-new interactive audio RPG “The Cursed Painting"
The Cursed Painting combines the best elements of tabletop gaming, audiobooks, and open world exploration to deliver a uniquely vivid and interactive experience. Whether you’re delving deep into the mysteries of a strange midlevel village, or exploring the depths of an eerie dungeon, your path is completely up to you!
As you explore you will be immersed by layers of meticulously crafted audio paired with an original fantasy score that will suck you right into the world. We on the cursed painting team are huge RPG fans ourselves. Our team is made up of fantasy authors, tabletop experts, audio engineers, and orchestral composers (don’t forget coders!) who take immersion, mechanics, and story seriously. The cursed painting is a must for anyone with an affinity for exploration, adventure, and fantasy…and it’s free!"
January 1, 2020
Companies don’t create or build things, people do. It’s the combined effort of individuals from all walks of life that through collaboration, achieve great things; creating a video game, producing music, erect buildings or assemble cars. People's behaviors and values nurture the culture, be it a family, a sports team or company. In essence, the output, product or achievements are a direct reflection of the culture.
Wanderword started the year with a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs and finished with key partnerships with global media companies and a tight group of long-term minded investors and professional executives. The studio in Sweden has grown from 0 to 10 and the team members' talent and passion to push interactive audio entertainment is inspiring. 2019 was an incredible year for Wanderword.
With that said. We are wishing our active listeners, partners, and talented contributors a great new decade!
November 15, 2019
5000 Participants in Stardoll competition!
We at the Bluurb team are thrilled that the Stardoll community has gone all out for the “Bluurb Is The Word” competition with 5000 entries so far!
So much creativity! We are so much looking forward to read all the entries and finally select the happy winners.More to come from this! Stardoll is the largest online community for girls who love fashion, shopping, decorating, creativity, and making new friends from around the world. Members create their own stardoll avatar, go shopping, dress up, decorate their suite, express themselves creatively and socialize with each other.
October 25, 2019
Wanderword speaks at Games Forum in Seattle
Wanderwords founder Peter Zetterberg & Chairman Thomas Lindgren was invited to Games Forum I Seattle on oct 22-23 to share their views on interactive audio entertainment. Peter & Thomas did a much appreciated 30 min speech about the future of interactive audio and the opportunities for publishers & IP holders in this new industry. They also shared a sneak preview of the demo of the coming RPG Cursed Painting. On stage they also invited the audience to participate in a demonstration on the word game Bluurb.Gamesforum Seattle is a two day conference that brings together senior executives, influential managers and ambitious independent developers with the aim of supporting cross platform game developers. Gamesforum plays host to a hundred speakers from leading developers, publishers, brands and service providers discussing topics across six fascinating content tracks.
October 15, 2019
Wanderword launches cooperation with Stardoll
Bluurb and Stardoll have teamed up to bring you the BLUURB IS THE WORD: STORY CONTEST!
We all have wild and fantastic stories within us. Here is your opportunity to share one of yours with the world, with Bluurb! Oh! And you can win some awesome Stardoll prizes while you're at it!Stardoll is the largest online community for girls who love fashion, shopping, decorating, creativity, and making new friends from around the world. Members create their own stardoll avatar, go shopping, dress up, decorate their suite, express themselves creatively and socialize with each other.