Castelli isn't the only new addition to the team.
Stockholm-based virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) developer Resolution Games has been going from strength to strength ever since it launched Solitaire Jester and then fishing title Bait! Today, the studio has announced several new additions to the team as development continues on several projects.
First up is Mathieu Castelli, joining the leadership team as chief creative officer (CCO). Castelli’s expertise is in AR, location-based mobile gaming, Google Maps API and data analytics. He is best known for creating Mogi; a location-based community game that helped pioneer the collect-hunt-trade game genre based on map data.
He brings over two decades of experience to the role, having recently served as the CEO of C4M, a Montreal-based mobile games studio. Prior to C4M, he served as the VP of business development for Mobivillage and was the CEO for NEWT Games (creators of Mogi), which was acquired by For-Side.
Joining Castelli at Resolution Games is well-known art guru and former Mojang artist Henrik Pettersson (known by the online pseudonym “Carnalizer”) as art director.
And just to round things off Resolution Games has announced the addition of industry veterans Andras Vajlok and Joe Kraus to its advisory board. Vajlok, is the former CFO of Paradox Interactive who took the company to it’s IPO and $2.5B valuation. While Kraus is a general partner at GV and a two-time entrepreneur having founded Excite.com and JotSpot.
“We’re excited to grow our leadership team. Mathieu’s expertise in location-based games and Henrik’s artist abilities are unparalleled. We look forward to having their help in steering the company into its next chapter of VR and AR games,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games in a statement. “We also couldn’t be happier to expand our advisory board with Joe and Andras. Both will be invaluable as we head into our next growth stages and set our sites on the evolving visual computing market.”
The launch of the Lenovo Mirage Solo saw three of Resolution Games‘ titles arrive for the headset, Bait!, Wonder Glade and Narrows. Alongside VR the studio is currently working on its first AR project Bait! Under the Surface.