Former 10tacle Studios CEO takes the driver’s seat It was announced today that Michele Pes has been appointed COO at the multiple award-winning game developer Slightly Mad Studios. Slightly Mad Studios is the creator of the Need for Speed SHIFT series, the titles of which went on to sell more than 6 million copies.
Former CEO of 10tacle Studios AG, Michele Pes now joins the London-based development team to help promote new business opportunities. His exceptional skill to find strategic partners, create unique IPs and develop new markets especially in Asia will once again be proven by the new challenges he has accepted in his new role as COO at the studio.
Ian Bell, CEO at Slightly Mad Studios commented that “Michele Pes is an experienced manager who matured through the ups and downs that the gaming industry has to offer. As an insider he knows the gaming industry from its core and he is also well connected in Asia. These qualities enable him to help us reach our company´s high business goals.”
“Slightly Mad Studios is a top developer studio” added Michele. “We are the number one independent developer in racing games. Our games and technologies can be successful everywhere in the world. My mission is to make that happen.”
Slightly Mad Studios are currently working on their Project CARS title, which is being developed through the unique WMD portal ( www.wmdportal.com). This portal provides a unique prospect in development funding, allowing players the chance to get intimately involved with the development of their chosen titles at an early stage, and also to allow developers to utilise the portal for funding and development purposes. Slightly Mad Studio’s sister company Gamagio also recently released one of the first fully 3D WebGL browser games through the Chrome Store called Skid Racer.