TrainSimulatorScreen-01 05 Jun

Train Simulator developer Dovetail games has hired three industry veterans from EA, Lionhead and Splash Damage.

The three additions to the company are: Darren Potter, a veteran producer with over 20 years experience with companies such as EA, Square Enix Europe and Lego; Jorge Sanchez, a lead artist with eight years experience at Lionhead working on both the Fable and Black & White franchises; and Jonas Nelson, a lead programmer with experience at Splash Damage and Avalanche Studios.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Darren, Jorge and Jonas to the Dovetail Games family,” said Dovetail vice president Rob O’Farrell, in part. “Between them they bring extensive industry experience and expertise to the team, as well as a commitment to creating premium quality products.”

“Their appointments will help us to continue to grow the business as we focus on developing a wide variety of simulation entertainment products.”

Vice President of brand and acquisition Jon Rissik has also been promoted to the role of senior vice president and general manager. Dovetail CEO Paul Jackson describes Rissik as “instrumental” in building the Train Simulator audience.

“Now as we move into a new chapter which will see us broaden both our team and our product portfolio, I can’t think of a better person to be leading the publishing business,” Jackson said.

(via GI International)