MCV Jobs Weekly: Ripstone hires Rose to help it ‘explode’

Tinybuild PR manager joins the UK firm, new product manager for We Sing andCrossley leaves GameSpot.

Ripstone hires Mike Rose

Former Tinybuild PR manager Mike Rose has joined Liverpool-based games company Ripstone as PR manager and developer relations, to boost its publishing presence.

Before joining Tinybuild in 2014, Rose worked as a freelance journalist for various websites including PocketGamer, Gamasutra and Kotaku.

Ripstone head of marketing & PR Michelle Turner stated: We’ve already had plenty of success publishing third-party titles on console, with millions of units sold over the last five years.

Now we’re really looking to explode over the next year. Hiring Mike will no doubt help us achieve that, and we’re super excited to hunt for more great titles and developers to bring into the Ripstone family.”

Wired Productions appoints product manager for We Sing

The indie digital games publisher has appointed Alasdair Hibberd as product manager for the We Sing franchise. Hibberd previously worked as European account manager at Frontier Silicon, a B2B provider of audio solutions.

Managing director Leo Zullo said: As we finalise our plans to re-develop the We Sing franchise, we’re delighted to have someone with Alasdair’s experience on board. His wealth of knowledge will be invaluable as we look to re-boot one of the largest singing game franchises of recent years with an innovative and exciting twist.”

Hibberd added: I’m delighted to be joining the team at Wired Productions. I am sure my strength and experience in audio and peripherals development will make a sizeable contribution to an already strong team.”

Crossley leaves GameSpot

UK editor Rob Crossley has departed GameSpot.

He joined the company in 2014 as UK news editor and was then promoted to editor in April 2015.

Before that, he was associate editor on CVG and also spent three years as online editor at MCV’s sister title, Develop.

Crossley commented: GameSpot is an exceptional publication led by a smart, passionate and driven editoral and video team. It is still growing, and improving in virtually every way a publication should. I am proud that I helped drive a meaningful expansion to its readership, as well as strengthen its quality and relevance, during my two years there.”

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