Former Eidos and Paramount executive bolsters leadership team of Manchester based studio
Pixelbomb Games, a fast growing Manchester based development studio, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kavangh as Managing Director.
At the leading edge of the videogames industry for over 20 years, Kavanagh delivers extensive commercial and development experience, having previously held leadership roles as Publisher and Vice President of Development at Eidos during its formative years, as President of Ion Storm and Crystal Dynamics, President of Kuju America, and Senior Vice President of Videogames at Paramount Pictures.
Outside of the videogames industry, Kavanagh has created, built and managed technology businesses in the Early Learning, Social Media and Software Engineering spaces.
“I’m truly excited to be joining the team at Pixelbomb Games, a unique studio which lives and breathes its Manchester heritage,“ said John Kavanagh, Managing Director, Pixelbomb Games. He continued, “Pixelbomb Games has such diverse talent at its disposal, and is already building incredible products such as Beyond Flesh & Blood. I’m very pleased to be leading this studio and am both proud and eager to help shape its future and its games.”
The studio’s current project, Beyond Flesh & Blood is due for release in 2016 on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.
Pixelbomb Games is pushing ahead with plans to become a major UK digital publisher.
“We are growing our team and forming partnerships as part of our aim to be a digital publishing hub as well as a well-known home for games development in the UK.”
“Pixelbomb Games is bolstered by over 50 years experience across the whole team, so the studio is primed for integrated success as a developer and digital publisher,” said Kavanagh.
Beyond Flesh and Blood is the first title in a series, and just one of several game concepts in development.
He continued: “As a key indicator not only for the growth of the Northern Powerhouse vision, but of the UK games industry as it becomes increasingly competitive in the global marketplace, Pixelbomb Games will measure its success based on the long term business strategy as a digital publisher for games across PC, console, mobile and VR.”