Ex-Lionhead, Superhot devs join Quo Vadis lineup

first_imgEx-Lionhead, Superhot devs join Quo Vadis lineupEmmi Kuusikko and Piotr Iwanicki will speak at the Berlin conference later this monthMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 5th April 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareFormer Lionhead director Emmi Kuusikko and Piotr Iwanicki, the designer of the indie hit Superhot, have joined the lineup at Quo Vadis, which takes place in Berlin later this month.Kuusikko has worked in the games industry since 2004, when she joined Habbo Hotel developer Sulake to manage user and market insight. Next, she joined Digital Chocolate as VP of product management, before taking the role of head of strategy at Lionhead in 2013. Of course, Lionhead was closed by Microsoft last month, at which point Kuusikko became director of business and product management for Microsoft Studios.Iwanicki operates at the other end of the scale, leading Superhot Team on the development of one of the most exciting indie games of the year. He joins several other prominent independent developers at Quo Vadis, including Coldwood Interactive’s Martin Sahlin, Double Stallion Games’ Eric Angelillo and Shark Punch’s Jiri Kupiainen.The full schedule for Quo Vadis, which also features talks from Ubisoft Montreal’s Alex Hutchinson, Ghost Games’ Henrik Jonsson and the co-founders of Dontnod Entertainment, is now available. You can find it here.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Quo Vadis is a centrepiece event of Berlin’s International Games Week. More than 3,000 people attended last year’s conference to see a mixture of panel discussions, presentations and workshops. This year, it will be held at Station Berlin from April 18 to April 20.For more information, or to purchase tickets, follow the link.GamesIndustry.biz is a media partner for the Quo Vadis conference. Our travel and accommodation costs will be provided by the organiser.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 9 hours agoGenesis Noir nabs four nominations in 2021 IGF AwardsOther games in the running for Seumas McNally Grand Prize include Paradise Killer, Teardown, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Umurani Generation, and SpiritfarerBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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