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David Guo's Journey with Evony & Top Games, Inc

As the CEO and co-founder of Top Games, Inc., David Guo (Yaoqi Guo) brings a wealth of experience, with over 25 years of expertise in software and game development, network security, user experience, game theory, and API design.

CEO David Guo is passionate about technology, software, and information.

“From game theory, API design to UX development and creating complex algorithms, the way our lives are improved through these interacting information systems is what drives me,” said Top Games CEO David Guo









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David Guo's bio

David graduated with a major in physics from Sun Yat-sen University. In 1998, he achieved significant success with the creation of Skynet Firewall, which became China’s most popular consumer firewall, safeguarding tens of millions of internet users. In 2004, he co-founded one of the world’s largest virtual currency exchange platforms, facilitating millions of transactions and generating hundreds of millions in value.

Here’s an overview of David’s product timeline:

  • 1998: Skynet Firewall
  • 2000: MyIM
  • 2004: Virtual Currency Exchange
  • 2009: Evony: Age I
  • 2010: Evony: Age II
  • 2012: Tynon
  • 2012: Digisocial
  • 2013: Hi
  • 2015: Heroes Charge
  • 2016: Evony: The King’s Return
  • 2017: Heroes Arena


David is not only a successful developer but also an avid gamer himself. His entry into the gaming industry was driven by a realization that many gaming companies were not adequately prioritizing user experience and satisfaction. This led him to join Top Games Inc., where he played a pivotal role in delivering numerous top-selling titles via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

David’s approach to the gaming world is characterized by a passionate commitment that sets him apart in the industry. He has emphasized user-centric principles and enhanced user experiences throughout his more than a decade of leading game development. His focus on team efficiency and execution in game development processes has been instrumental in the success of hit games like Evony.

In his own words, “As a gaming company, we prioritize user experience and satisfaction above all else. We firmly believe that the key to success in the gaming industry is creating games that excel from the player’s perspective, not just the designer’s viewpoint.”

Top Games Inc.'s Philosophy:


Evony: The King's Return

Evony, a real-time war SLG, has attracted more than 150 million players since its release in 2016, becoming the popular, free-to-play strategy game. It is now available for both PC and mobile platforms, offering players a versatile gaming experience.

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In 2009, I found that many game companies don’t care about user experience and customer satisfaction. That’s the reason I joined Top Games Inc. Top Games focuses on providing top-tier Player Experiences and services. We design games from the player’s perspective. Noting that players not only make many friends but also live out portions of their lives in games, we aimed to create the best gaming experience possible and to cultivate long-lasting gaming communities that would continually enhance that experience.

We build fast and responsibly. We focus on the player first, building a high-quality experience which has been repeatedly shown with multiple games having over 4.5 stars. We heavily use data science to validate opinions and decision-making within the development team. Our direct experience of superior marketing of games worldwide across traditional media, television and online channels is supported by our responsible marketing initiative.

Evony: The Kings Return. Released Apr 26, 2016. #3 Overall Top Grossing App. 73M downloads. Alliance of Glory. Released Jul 30, 2019. #101 Top Grossing Strategy App. 673K downloads. Kings Legion. Released Sep 30, 2019. $76 Top Grossing Strategy App. 3.3M downloads. Plague of Z. Released Nov 6, 2020. #122 Top Grossing Strategy App. 1.6M downloads.

Founded in 2015, Top Games Inc. is an independent developer of mobile app games. We now have more than 100 million players worldwide, and our gaming portfolio now includes eight strong games, with three new titles coming later in the year. We build games fast and responsibly. We focus on the player first, building a high-quality experience. This focus has resulted in the release of multiple games with 4.5-star-and-higher ratings. We rely heavily on data science to validate opinions and decision-making within the development team. Our direct experience with superior games marketing worldwide, across traditional media, television and online channels, is supported by a responsible marketing initiative.

Games are increasingly user-oriented. Players know their own preferences and love to spend more time and money on games they like and that provide an entertaining user experience. 

Also, as more great games appear on the scene, people continually develop higher gaming standards. This inspires us to constantly innovate and create games that meet and exceed those expectations. 

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Values that Lead Team



The entire team is dedicated to enhancing the user experience, putting users at the heart of all our decisions and developments.



Whether in game development or team management, they rely on data science to guide our actions, ensuring informed and data-backed decisions.



TPI encourages the team to maintain an open and innovative mindset, fostering creativity and fresh ideas in our work.


Continuous Learning

Entire team is committed to ongoing learning, staying up-to-date with technology trends, and maintaining a forward-thinking perspective.

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