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Stainless Games Recruits Former Eidos Exec

by Rainier on March 5, 2010 @ 6:20 a.m. PST

Following on from the signing of a new deal between the UK’s download console experts Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast, and the announcement of further line extensions for Duels of the Planeswalkers, Stainless is continuing to bolster its senior management team with the appointment of ex-Eidos Development Director, Darren Barnett.

During his tenure at Eidos he ran its global development effort, working on new IP such as Just Cause and established franchises such as Tomb Raider and Hitman.

Said Ben Gunstone, Stainless Games Production Director, “Darren brings with him over 15 years of hands-on industry experience of working on million selling AAA titles. We’re looking forward to him carrying forward that standard of work into the increasingly ambitious console download titles we have in the works!”

As to why he chose Stainless over any of the other companies he could have joined, Darren remarked, “I’ve known Stainless since the Carmageddon days of the late 90’s and have always thought they were a great team. The opportunity of working with old friends to combine my production and commercial experience in a hands-on role, in one of the most exciting market segments, was just too good to miss.”

Commented Matt Edmunds, Stainless’s COO, “With the download sector continuing to see exponential growth, we’re looking to organically grow Stainless in parallel to meet the demand. Executives of Darren’s calibre are few and far between – he’s a great addition to the team.

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