Improbable hires Dan Griliopoulos, Gina Jackson joins Imaginarium, mobile studio Sybo appoints Byron and Videogamer has a new editor.
New lead content editor at Improbable
Writer Dan Griliopoulos has joined Improbable as lead content editor. He’ll be directing Improbable’s content strategy as they build the next generation of virtual worlds. Previously, he’s worked as a games journalist, scriptwriter, author, consultant and game designer.
He commented: “Improbable’s simulation technology has a wide range of applications, but I’m particularly excited by the potential to create new experiences in games, where developers can use Improbable’s SpatialOS platform to build huge, immersive worlds and give players’ actions real meaning. I’m pleased to join the team, and looking forward to helping Improbable and the industry finally make real those dreams of persistent, giant, complex simulations that we’ve been promised almost since the dawn of computer gaming.”
Imaginarium hires head of games
Gina Jackson has joined the motion capture studio as head of games. She was previously managing director at NextGen Skills Academy, and has also worked for the likes of Nokia, Eidos and Kuju.
She said: “I’m excited about the challenge ahead of me and looking forward to working with developers with one aim, bringing the art of storytelling into games.”
Sybo Games appoints Byron
Poppy Byron has been appointed community and PR manager at mobile developer Sybo Games.
She joins from Surgeon Simulator makers, Bossa Studios, where she worked as the firm’s community manager for two years before progressing to PR and social media manager in 2015. Before that, Byron was community coordinator for Jagex for six years.
She said: “Sybo are an amazing, forward thinking company with a huge, vibrant and varied player base, and I feel honoured to be able to help them out with all things community and PR.”
VideoGamer promotes new editor
Alice Bell has been promoted to editor at VideoGamer.
She joined in 2015 as junior staff writer before rising to content editor last year. Her promotion follows the departure of previous editor and founder Tom Orry.
She commented: “I’m thrilled to be the new editor at VideoGamer. This year we’re going to make sure we cover things in the industry that are interesting as well as those that are popular, which means more indie coverage - but we still enjoy massive triple-A explosions too. We’re working on some new video plans we’re keeping secret for now... but it’s all in our own indomitable style, of course.”