Gearbox Software veteran Paul Hellquist has left the company to join independent developer Robot Entertainment as a lead game designer.
“I spent a considerable amount of time with Paul recently, and I was consistently impressed with his breadth of thinking, passion for great design, and humility,” Robot CEO Patrick Hudson said, in part. “His remarkable portfolio of work is clearly well-earned. Paul is a great fit for Robot, and I expect him to have a profound impact on the games we make, starting with Orcs Must Die! Unchained.”
Hellquist worked at Gearbox for seven years and most recently served as creative director for Borderlands 2. Prior to that he led the design team for BioShock while working at Irrational Games.