We are Shiver

A Miami-based software development company focused on the design and development
of video games and video game production.


Our goal is to create the world’s best games and build a great company while we’re at it.


Shiver leadership has led some of the industry’s largest companies and helped shape some of its most successful franchises, including Madden, FIFA, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Zynga’s Ville games.

Our Team

John Schappert

John Schappert is Chief Executive Officer of Shiver. John’s career spans over twenty years in the video game industry – as a developer and operating executive. He started his career as a Programmer on such hits as John Madden Football for the Super NES. He founded Tiburon Entertainment in 1994, which was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998. At EA, John served in various executive positions ranging from Vice President to Chief Operating Officer. John has also served as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft corporation, overseeing the Xbox LIVE and software businesses. Most recently, John served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zynga, overseeing product development and daily operations.

Jason Andersen

Jason Andersen co-founded Shiver Entertainment and serves as Vice President of Technology, where he spends much of his time writing some of the world’s best mobile code. Jason co-founded Tiburon Entertainment and founded developer Budcat Creations, which was acquired by Activision. He has worked on some of the industry’s largest franchises including Madden NFL, NHL, Guitar Hero, and, everyone’s favorite, Clay Fighter for the Super NES.

Living in miami

Welcome to sunny Miami, Florida! Get used to summer all year long in this cosmopolitan city with international flair. One of the world’s most popular vacation spots, Miami offers something for everyone.

Family-friendly, affordable Miami is a great place to live, work, and play. Boasting some of the country’s best schools, affordable housing, and nicest weather – it’s hard to find a better place to raise a family. The cost of living in Miami is amongst the most reasonable in the country, with no state income tax and an average home price of $227,000. Enjoy parks, beaches, and true outdoor living all year long in this city by the sea.

Live it up and hit the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. Experience a new world with the bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly-caffeinated energy of Little Havana. Relax in the plush hotels of Miami Beach, and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities abound in modern, sprawling malls, and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove.

Miami is a sportsman’s paradise – hit the crystal blue waters for deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, or water-skiing. Stay on land for top-notch golf and tennis. More interested in watching others do the work? Cheer on the Miami Marlins in baseball’s newest stadium, see the World Champion Miami Heat continue their winning streak in the NBA, catch the Miami Dolphins on the gridiron, or root for the Florida Panthers on the ice.

There’s also boat shows, auto racing, and golf tournaments. Want to catch some culture? Miami has art festivals and outdoor food & wine extravaganzas. Looking to get away? Miami has an international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this – and so much more!


Join Shiver!

Join Miami’s newest video game start-up led by some of the most successful veterans in the industry. Shiver offers you the opportunity to join our fast, passionate and collaborative team. If you are looking to make a big impact in a growing game studio, then we want to talk to you!


  • Stock options
  • Robust medical, dental, and vision benefits package for you and your family
  • 401(k) program
  • Substantial paid time off and company holidays
  • Steps from Metro Rail and Metro Bus public transit
  • Year round sunshine – though we can’t take credit for that one!