William Corey Barnard Joins Goodgame Studios as Head of Studio
Goodgame Studios, Germany’s leading game software developer and publisher, is pleased to announce that William Corey Barnard has been appointed as Head of Studio for the company’s first core game venture.
Corey will be taking over this role from Michael Böni who will be leaving Goodgame Studios to pursue other opportunities in the industry. In his role Corey will be providing vision, strategy and leadership to this autonomous, dedicated core-gaming development team.
Corey joins GGS with over 20 years of experience in the digital entertainment industry. His prior roles include Development Director for Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts, where he was instrumental in the development and launch of AAA titles such as Lord of the Rings Online, Infinite Crisis, Dungeons & Dragons Online and Need for Speed: ProStreet.
“With Corey coming aboard, this is the start of an exciting time for Goodgame Studios,” commented Dr. Kai Wawrzinek, CEO Goodgame Studios. “His guidance of our studio is a key part of our current strategy that is geared towards establishing Goodgame as a leading gaming company. I am confident that with Corey as Head of Studio, our first PC client title is destined for success.”
Corey also embodies the innovative spirit of Goodgame Studios that draws inspiration and experience from diverse industries outside of gaming. His illustrious career before venturing into the gaming industry included stints in the animation industry working on well known projects like Spiderman and Hot Wheels.
Corey is no stranger to leading game development teams, having already successfully pioneered the role of Senior Hansoft Coach for Customer Success in the United States, where he was evangelizing advanced agile project management software which is now at the heart of his studio.
Speaking about his new role, Corey said “This is a unique opportunity to use Goodgame’s world-class technologies and skilled developers to make a truly outstanding product for the core-gamer market. The team is fantastic, and we are already starting to see some very exciting new developments. Stay tuned for more exciting news from us!”
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