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Splash Damage Recruits Mass Effect, PoP, Test Drive, Rainbow Six, Burnout Devs

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT

Following the recent announcement of its partnership with Bethesda Softworks, Splash Damage announced the hiring of four industry heavyweights to its team. Splash plans to double the size of its development team to more than 60 staff as it moves into multi-platform development on a yet unannounced title.

The four experienced professionals are:

  • Olivier Leonardi (Rainbow Six: Vegas, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones) as Art Director;
  • Chris Sweetman (Black, Burnout: Paradise) as Audio Director;
  • Tim Appleby (Mass Effect) as Lead Character Artist;
  • Chris Dawson (Driver, Test Drive, Evil Genius) as Producer.

"I couldn't be more excited about this influx of amazing talent to Splash Damage, especially as we start developing for multiple platforms," added Paul Wedgwood, owner of Splash Damage. "Their experience and knowledge are a hugely positive contribution to Splash Damage and will help us further establish Splash Damage as one of the up-and-coming studios in the world."

"I'm thrilled to be working here at Splash Damage," said Art Director Olivier Leonardi. "These guys treat each game as a unique creative exercise, rather than just going through the motions year after year, and that really impresses me."

Adding to its substantial collection of accolades, Splash Damage has recently been nominated for an impressive six Golden Joystick 2008 awards and two prestigious Develop 2008 Industry Excellence Awards for the creation of its hit PC title, Enemy Territory: QUAKE WarsTM.

Hot on the heels of the announcement of their partnership with Bethesda Softworks, Splash Damage is actively hiring for several open positions across all major disciplines. Interested people can check an up-to-date listing of allvacancies.

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