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David Maisel, formerly chairman at film
company Marvel Studios, has joined Angry
Birds developer Rovio as a special advisor,
where he will help the studio shape the
future of its popular franchise.
Following the closure of Homefront
developer Kaos Studios in June, studio
creative director David Votypka has
found a new home at Ubisoft's Red Storm
Yasumi Matsuno, creator of high-profile
RPGs such as tActics ogre, VAgrAnt story,
and finAl fAntAsy Xii, has been hired by
Professor lAyton developer Level- 5.
Former Playdom executive producer Ethan
Fassett has been named the new senior
vice president of product at mobile gaming
Ken Finlayson joins insomniac games in la
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Six core team members of Seattle, WA-based
fAt Princess creator Titan Studios have
formed a new company, Carbon Games,
following Titan's closure earlier this year.
Two former Ubisoft staffers who have
worked on franchises including Tom
Clancy's end WAr and sPlinter cell douBle
Agent have formed a new French mobile dev
studio, The Game Bakers.
Staff members from test driVe unlimited
developer Eden Games have formed Blossom
Minds, a new French independent studio that
aims to release its first game in 2012.
Sulka Haro, the lead designer on popular
virtual world Habbo Hotel, has left developer
Sulake to co-found the new startup studio
Makielab, which aims to combine 3D
printing with web and mobile gaming.
Unity Technologies, has opened a new
office in Stockholm, Sweden led by Erik
Hemming and Erland Korner, both of
whom previously worked at DICE on the
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developer Kabam has opened a new
European office, which will focus on
localization and customer support for its
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