Founded by Daniel Bernstein and Vitali Vostrikov in 2012, UpTap specializes in great casual games for tablets. UpTap is headquartered in Bothell, WA with a development office in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Daniel Bernstein, CEO
Prior to starting UpTap, Daniel Bernstein founded Sandlot Games in 2002 and served as its CEO until he sold it to Digital Chocolate in 2011. Sandlot Games was a premier publisher and developer of entertaining casual games across a variety of platforms. Daniel is a veteran of the gaming industry and has over sixteen years of executive management, game, publishing and business development experience having successfully launched hundreds of games with Sandlot, Kesmai Studios, Monolith Productions and WildTangent. Prior to starting Sandlot Games, Daniel held the position of director of product strategy at WildTangent, where he devised and executed its downloadable try before you buy games business. An accomplished composer, Daniel also wrote music for most of the games developed and published by Sandlot Games. Daniel holds a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Music Composition from the University of Virginia.
Vitali Vostrikov, GM, UpTap Russia
Vitali Vostrikov, a co-founder of UpTap has been with Sandlot Games since he established the St. Petersburg, Russia Studio of Sandlot Games Corporation in 2005, where his very first project was the best selling casual game of 2006, Cake Mania. Vitali has eleven years high technology experience, including seven years in game development and four years in supercomputer and virtual reality systems in cooperation with the Stuttgart Super Computer Center in the capacity of Project Manager. Vitali managed the installation of the very first Russian Virtual Reality center to analyze modeling of physical machine structures, where he worked under contracts with General Motors (USA) and Avtovaz (Russia). Vitali holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the St. Petersburg Polytechnical Institute.
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