FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 AUGUST 2013
Remode has confirmed the appointment of Gareth Lewis as Technical Director to oversee all development at the Plymouth based studio, this year named in The Develop 100 for the first time. Gareth Lewis, a Plymouth local with twenty years experience in the games industry, is known for overseeing engineering outputs at Lionhead, where he led on technical development for the 2005 strategy game hit Black and White 2. Lewis has also developed Goldsmiths University’s first postgraduate games degree and served as lead programmer on Bloodforge, a Microsoft 1st party game for Xbox360 using UnrealEngine 3. He joins Remode on Tuesday 27 August, as the studio is in full development mode for its upcoming multiplayer strategy game release Burrow, due out in 2014: http://www.burrowgame.com
Gareth Lewis says of his upcoming role, “I have known Ella and Martin for almost a decade, and watched with deep admiration and respect as their studio Remode has grown. I am looking forward to overseeing development across the full roster of our games, and am particularly excited about working closely with the team on Remode’s upcoming release Burrow – watch this space!”
Ella Romanos, CEO of Remode, adds, “We have been looking for a new technical director to join our team for some time and Gareth could not be more perfect. His expertise at Lionhead is incredibly valuable to us, in particular as we are focusing on advanced stages of game development for Burrow, which will be out next year.”
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Remode is an independent production and game development studio founded in 2007 by Ella Romanos and Martin Darby, who met while studying at University of Plymouth. Remode was founded on the belief that games provide a valuable contribution to our culture, not just through play, but through the worlds they create. Remode work closely with all clients, partners and brands to develop new and engaging interactive experiences across online and mobile. Clients and partners include Sulake, Arkadium and GameHouse. Remode’s work has been recognised by Develop, MCV, Edge and The Guardian and founders Ella and Martin work hard to support all independent studios in the UK, through their work curating ExPlay Festival in the South West and regular speaking engagements at games conferences. In 2011, Ella Romanos was also awarded finalist in the ‘Innovator Of The Year’ category for the Women in Technology Award and listed in 30 under 30 in Develop 2012. The studio has been listed in this year’s Develop 100.