Article courtesy of Goodgame StuHamburg, July 16, 2015 - Simon Andrews was appointed Head of Studio at Goodgame Studios, Germany's leading game software developer and publisher.
Simon Andrews will focus his efforts on building a new team to drive a new studio. In a career spanning over 15 years in the games industry, he has worked with several reputed organizations to develop and launch over 10 AAA console titles and 3 mobile games.
Prior to Goodgame Studios, Andrews worked at Bee Square, a Spanish developer specializing in mobile games. As Studio Head he was in charge of Studio operations and production processes.
He began his career in game development in 1999 at Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. as a Development Director within EA Sports, helping to found the EA Big brand and the “Street” arcade franchises as a Senior Producer. Post that he started his first independent project, ACTION Pants Inc., a 130+ person development studio which developed games exclusively for Ubisoft. After Action Pants Inc. was acquired by Ubisoft, Andrews took on the role of Studio Manager in their Vancouver office.
"We are pleased to welcome Simon Andrews as Head of Studio at Goodgame Studios. Andrews brings valuable experience and knowledge through his work at several prestigious companies. This will be essential especially in view of establishing a new team, thus making him a perfect candidate to lead our new studio," says Dominik Willers, Chief Innovation Officer at Goodgame Studios.
The studio led by Simon Andrews follows the new studio structure that was brought in at Goodgame Studios at the beginning of the year. These self-sufficient units are run independently under the umbrella brand of Goodgame Studios and allow for faster and more efficient production processes. As Head of Studio, Andrews will report directly to Dominik Willers.
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