London, England – January 2012
Leading independent UK developer Splash Damage today announced that Griff Jenkins, Senior Development Director of multiple FIFA® successes during his seven years at EA, is appointed Director of Production. Griff reports directly to CEO Paul Wedgwood, and joins the studio’s Board of Directors.
During his six years at EA, Griff led several extremely popular franchises including Need for Speed™ and FIFA. He simultaneously managed multiple development teams, created genre-defining gameplay experiences, and shipped AAA games on every major platform. Furthermore, Griff was key in establishing FIFA’s critical acclaim and sales dominance, personally creating and directing the centralised gameplay team that achieved Metacritic success.
“Following FIFA’s incredible success, Griff’s new role at Splash Damage will be to improve our games by improving the way we make them,” said Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage. “Under Griff’s leadership we’ll elevate production to a discipline on par with art, design, and programming. These are areas that we’ve always constantly strived to improve, and production should be no different.”
Griff added “I’m really excited to become Director of Production at Splash Damage, particularly because of its incredible vision for multiplayer gaming. I’m delighted to become an integral part of that future, and can’t wait to announce our plans.”
Griff brings 17 years of professional game development experience to Splash Damage, having developed numerous high profile titles. After studying Physics at London’s Imperial College, Griff worked at Eidos, Criterion, Kuju, and EA, with integral roles on the FIFA, Need for Speed, and original Championship Manager™ franchises.
About Splash Damage
Based in London, England, Splash Damage Ltd is an independently-owned game developer that most recently released the worldwide #1 best-seller BRINK® for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC. The studio previously created the acclaimed Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, including the world’s first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory™ and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™.
Splash Damage has won over 300 awards and nominations around the world, and was featured on the covers of dozens of magazines worldwide. It also achieved ‘Best Independent Developer’ at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2008, and was listed in The Guardian's ‘TechMedia Invest 100’ of the UK’s most innovative and creative companies. Founded by Paul Wedgwood ( @PaulWedgwood) in 2001 with key members of the mod-making community, the company is currently working on unannounced projects. For more information about Splash Damage, visit www.splashdamage.com.
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