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Supercell: The North American studio led by Steve Desilets and Matt Mocarski has welcomed two more folks alongside Amy Ackermann, who we reported had joined a couple of weeks ago.
Brad McKee joins as software engineer from Google, where he served as a gaming technical lead and also in the engineering team on Stadia. McKee has also previously worked at Outpost Games, Zynga and EA.
He’s joined by Erik Holden, who is now technical artist at Supercell. Holden joins from EA where he spent an incredible 29 years, most recently working as principal technical art director. Holden has credits on games including Heroes of Dragon Age, Command and Conquer Rivals, Dante’s Inferno and The Godfather.
Homa: The busy publishing platform has appointed Zvi Mehlman as senior hybridcasual publishing manager. Mehlman moves over from Supersonic, where he most recently served as senior publishing manager. He has also previously worked at Playtika as product marketing manager.
Metacore: Four new faces at the Merge Mansion maker this week: Hina Atta joins as talent acquisition partner from Utopia Music, former Digital Chocolate, EA and Zynga artist Kristian Riihimaa joins as technical artist, Antti Ruohisto is now backend programmer and Tatu Halonen is the new accounting trainee.
Next Games: The Netflix-owned studio has appointed Mateusz Janczewski as senior producer. He moves to Next from Spokko, the CD Projekt Red-owned studio behind The Witcher: Monster Slayer. Janczewski has also worked for Boombit, Techland, Vivid Games and more.
Pikl Worldwide: Two ex-Seriously execs have formed new mobile game startup Pikl Worldwide. Christopher Parish is cofounder and CEO, while Sami Karilainen is cofounder and CTO. Parish is the former SVP for performance marketing at the Best Fiends maker, and Karilainen was technical director.
Formation Games: The developer of forthcoming football management game Club has appointed Adam Sullivan as lead UI and UX designer. Sullivan is former co-founder of Pocket Burger and founding UI/UX designer at Space Ape. He has also previously worked at Playfish and PlayStation.
Lava Labs: The maker of Afar Rush has appointed Ash Harman as its new head of community and social media. He joins from Lockwood Publishing, where he was global social media lead. Harman has also previously worked in community-facing roles at Wargaming and Blizzard.
TapNation: Mustafa Çetin has joined as UA/marketing artist, moving in-house after a stint as a freelancer. Çetin has previously worked at Ruby Games, Masomo and Webtekno.
Tilting Point: Federico (哲瀚) Davoli has stepped up to become senior manager for bizdev and partnerships from his previous role as bizdev manager. He previously held a similar position at Yodo1 Games.