Benjamin Gifford, Vice General Manager and Co-Publisher of Top Games Inc. shared in an interview how his team achieved success with their game, Evony. Gifford firmly believes that a good idea can come from any member of the company. He encourages all members to explore all aspects of the business and strive for improvement. The development team now adopts a new approach of pursuing excellence instead of perfection. He explained that he had found over time that continuously pursuing the perfection of a product only leads to falling behind the competition that updates and innovates quickly, putting oneself in a disadvantaged position.
Staff development and operation
Therefore, in order to achieve excellence, the Top Games team must continuously pursue increments and sustained progress by continuously making small but meaningful improvements that bring about bigger changes. To achieve success, the most important thing is to empower your team and make decisions based on data while encouraging them to take risks and learn from failures. A culture of continuous growth and pushing beyond limits should be cultivated within the team. At Top Games, we use a streamlined, open, and flat structure, with each engineer having a maximum of three levels of management, with the CEO being the highest. Managers and team leaders manage no more than 7 direct subordinates. Apart from legal or privacy considerations, this helps information flow freely throughout the organization.
Top Games cultivates a culture of ownership among its members, with everyone committed to upholding the company's values and achieving its goals. Each member has a responsibility to do the right thing and ensure that the team's goals and principles are maintained. By sharing comprehensive information, supporting team decisions, and empowering them, Top Games encourages proactive problem-solving. Gifford emphasized that the team is the company's most valuable resource and has invested heavily in this area, bringing considerable profits.
David Guo (Yaoqi Guo) also acknowledges that Top Games' outstanding achievements are largely due to the hard work and dedication of its employees. To fully unleash their creativity, the company provides exploration camps for most new employees, providing them with a platform to realize their potential fully. Top Games believes in its employees' innovation capabilities and, through investment in its employees, has created a positive and supportive work environment that encourages them to stay and grow with the company.
This is also why Top Games Inc. has achieved amazing results in just eight years. Despite achieving impressive success, David Guo and Benjamin are not satisfied with their current achievements. They are ready to achieve greater success, and David Guo (Yaoqi Guo) will continue to rely on his proven success secrets to drive the company forward, including investing in employees' potential and cultivating a supportive work environment. Through these efforts, Top Games aims to maintain its position as a leader in the gaming industry and provide high-quality entertainment experiences for fans.