NEW YORK, NY, November 30, 2010– City Interactive, one of the fastest-growing interactive entertainment publishers, today announced that it has established a new, in-house development studio in London, England, and has named industry veteran, Stuart Black as Creative Director of the new venture. A 16-year veteran of the video game industry, Black has worked on an impressive variety of best-selling video game properties, including the award-winning, first-person shooter (FPS) Black, and its highly anticipated, spiritual successor, Bodycount.
“We continue our strategic expansion of resources and capabilities and are excited to have Stuart lead our new product development team,” said Marek Tyminski, CEO of City Interactive.“Having recently secured licensing agreements with some of the most advance video game engines currently available, there was an obvious need to smartly implement them and with Stuart’s development experience and vision, we feel we have the right person to do so.”
Adds Black: "With the creation of a boutique design studio in Guildford, City Interactive are making a commitment to quality and innovation, focused on the creation of an exciting new story-driven WW2 shooter that will emphasise high adventure in a genre that's become bogged down in reverence and historical accuracy."
Thoroughly familiar with all aspects of video game development across numerous platforms, Black has held a variety of top development posts at some of the most renowned publishers and innovative development studios, most recently as Creative Director for Codemasters. Other positions included Lead Designer at The Creative Assembly, as well as Senior Designer at Criterion Games.
About City Interactive
City Interactive is an international video game publisher and developer. With a broad range of high-quality products for PC, handhelds and next-gen consoles, City Interactive aims to offer affordable games for casual and special-interest gamers. With a presence in more than 40 markets, City Interactive is one of the world’s fastest-growing interactive entertainment companies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, the company operates through offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since November 2007, City Interactive has been publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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