Developer Monumental Games said Wednesday that it added former Codemasters CEO Nick Wheelwright to its board as non-executive chairman as the studio eyes growth.
Wheelwright will be working with the Football Superstars
MMO developer as the company moves forward with a recent £2 million ($3.2 million)
investment from Maven Capital Partners.
Monmumental is also currently working on the 3D Facebook MMO Little Horrors
. Rik Alexander leads the company as CEO.
Recently, Nottingham-based Monumental closed its Manchester, UK office
after losing a grant. The developer also has an office in Pune, India.
Alexander stated, "[Wheelwright's] experience and advice will be invaluable to the senior management team and we aim to build on what has already been a successful start to 2010."
Wheelwright is currently managing director at UK-based Playground Games, which he co-founded in 2009. Codemasters recently accused him of poaching employees from the Dirt
publisher in order to gain an advantage in the racing space, where Codemasters invests millions.