London-based developer Splash Damage (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
) has added to its senior development staff with several notable veterans.
Dean Calver joins the team from Ninja Theory, along with fellow Heavenly Sword
alum Mark Lack as senior environment artist.
Fabio Bonvincini, who worked on Black
and Harry Potter
also joins as animation technical director, World in Conflict
designer Mattias Engstrom takes the role of senior technical designer, and Mass Effect
and Timesplitters 2
programmer Oliver Jauncey takes the position of senior programmer.
"Despite the reported industry skills shortage, we're constantly amazed at the quality of candidates applying at Splash Damage," says studio owner Paul Wedgwood. "We're building the best team we've ever had."
Splash Damage is currently working on an unannounced title with Oblivion
and Fallout 3
developer Bethesda Softworks, through a recently-announced long-term partnership.