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New Development Studio 'Mnemonic Studio'

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT

Mnemonic Studio is the latest addition to the game development community in Denmark and while the studio has barely seen the light of day, its founder and current President & CEO, Hans F. Olsen has burned plenty of midnight oil.

"Mnemonic Studio resembles the majority of game developers; the objective is to create state-of-the-art computer games initially targeted at the PC platform-, and in the future, games targeted at the popular game consoles on the market. What differentiates us from most developers is our objective to focus on originality and innovative new approaches within game design, rather than simply develop content based on existing and established brands and sequels", comments Hans F. Olsen.

At the age of only 34, Hans F. Olsen has been around the industry for more than two decades. Previous positions include working for Commodore Business Machines, Creative Labs, JoWooD Productions, Vivendi Universal Games and Running With Scissors. During the past four years Hans F. Olsen has held a position as Managing Director / CEO of United Coders, the only dedicated industry PR and Marketing agency in the Nordic region.

"Starting a studio has been one of my longtime personal objectives, and on a personal note it brings me back to basics. I originally started out writing games for the 8- and 16-bit platform, but eventually ended up publishing multiple magazines as Editor-In-Chief. From there I moved on to doing PR and Marketing for finished products. The experience has taught me a lot about content expectations on a media and consumer level which I can now put to good use in Mnemonic Studio ", he continues.

With its population of only five million people Denmark is indeed - from an international perspective - no more than a grain of sand. The country is barely visible on a map of the world and the highest hill is barely 200 meters high! Nevertheless, Denmark has still managed to attract attention when it comes to developing PC and console games, and some of the blockbuster titles featured on the current international game charts are produced from the land of The Little Mermaid and wonderful Copenhagen.

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