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PR - Ed Valiente, previously Nintendo of Europe, becomes new Director of Publishing Thunderful


- Gothenburg, Sweden (5th April, 2018)

- For immediate release


Thunderful, the joint venture between Swedish devs Image & Form and Zoink, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ed Valiente as Director of Publishing.


In January, Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form and Klaus Lyngeled of Zoink announced merging their respective companies into Thunderful AB, which now owns both studios. With the SteamWorld franchise, Fe and lots of exciting games in the works, Thunderful constitutes a Swedish development powerhouse. Today they reveal the next piece of the puzzle, as Ed Valiente (formerly of Nintendo of Europe) joins the company.


“We needed someone to head up our publishing efforts, both for our own titles and potentially other awesome games as well,” says Thunderful CEO Sigurgeirsson. “Someone with ties to all levels of the gaming industry. And with Ed it all came together in the best way possible.”


Ed joins Thunderful after 8 years at Nintendo of Europe where, as Business Development Manager, he managed relationships with third-party publishers and developers and occasionally wore weird jumpers in Nintendo Direct broadcasts. Prior to Nintendo, Valiente also held positions at Sony, Square, Elixir, Microsoft and Rovio over a 20-year career.


Ed will be responsible for managing the portfolio of Image & Form- and Zoink-developed titles as well as scouting for new games to publish under the Thunderful label.


“Something, something, leverage; something, something, synergy,” says Valiente. “Nice people, great games and a cool city. How could I say no?”


We’re convinced it’ll all work out Thunderfully.

For more info on Thunderful, please visit www.thunderfulgames.com.

Comments

Hmm...he didn’t happen to make a posting about Spyro on Switch by chance...lol

Image and Form, and Zoink are joining forces? Crazy, but cool.

noxide
Fri Apr 06 18 06:51am
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So the emerging talent is now becoming an established talent. So nice to see teams and studios grow. I am a little worried about self publishing, that can be very expensive.

“Something, something, leverage; something, something, synergy,” says Valiente. “Nice people, great games and a cool city. How could I say no?”

I love how much these people love to have fun. :P

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