Who are we?

From very humble beginnings, we’ve watched this company grow to an incredible degree. We think our potential is enormous, and we can’t wait for our next big hit…

Sam & Jake, Random Salad Games

Company History

Founded in 2011 by two Carnegie Mellon University CS Grads, Sam Kaufmann and Jake Poznanski, Random Salad Games is dedicated to developing fun and engaging casual games for the Windows, Google Play, and Amazon marketplaces.

Random Salad Games started out on the Windows Phone and PC platform, where they were able to turn a dorm room start-up into a full-fledged game studio. Random Salad Games is proud to be the first indie game developer to make over one million dollars on the Windows marketplace. They are also one of the largest publishers developing games for Amazon’s exciting new Underground app store.

At the end of the day, Random Salad Games’ founders pride themselves in making games that players of all ages can enjoy. With classic card games like Simple Solitaire and Gin Rummy, exciting casino games like Slots and Bingo Online, and engaging word games like Simple Word Search and Word Twist, you can always find a Random Salad Games title that you will love to play. Best of all, most titles are free to download, so anyone can enjoy these fun games at absolutely no cost.

Sam Kaufmann, co-founder

Random Salad Games is not just a day job for me, it is a passion. Making fun and challenging games gives me great joy and fulfillment…

Sam graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Math and an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences. He was first turned on to mobile game development in his senior year by Jake Poznanski, his housemate at the time. After working at Amazon.com as a software developer in 2011, Sam and Jake co-founded Random Salad Games.

Sam has always enjoyed problem solving and finally found a creative outlet for it in game development. It was the perfect way to mix his love of math and computer science with his artistic background. Sam has contributed to the game engine framework and technical aspects of each game but is primarily in charge of game production. Sam works closely with developers and graphic designers to provide the user with a fun and inviting gameplay experience.

Jake Poznanski, co-founder

I love game development, especially on mobile platforms. Random Salad Games has been an excellent creative and technical outlet for me…

Jake is a Polish born computer scientist living in the United States, and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. After working with Microsoft first hand on the Windows Phone platform, Jake decided to develop a few simple games. Once these first few titles proved a success, he teamed up with Sam Kaufmann to found Random Salad Games.

Jake’s original expertise is in robotics and embedded systems, but it was not hard to make the leap to mobile development. After a few experimental titles, the advantage of Windows Phone development over other platforms proved itself very clear. Jake’s primary contributions are to the technical elements of the games and projects run by Random Salad Games. Responsible for the first versions of the backend systems, as well as the game engine framework, Jake continues their development and maintenance.

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