Nikitova LLC, a leading international multimedia development company has strengthened its management team by appointing Jon Hare as Content Development Director.
As Content Development Director, Jon will oversee the development and design of Nikitova’s games and work closely with the 100 man plus games development arm of the company, by shaping their creative ideas and securing the creative and commercial objectives of their products.
“In order to strengthen Nikitova’s position as a reliable development partner worldwide we decided to reinforce our team with the famous game producer Jon Hare” said Olya Nikitova, CEO of Nikitova LLC. “He has an outstanding insight into the European games market and the ability to contribute in this highly creative environment, providing a unique approach to game design.”
Jon Hare ( born 20 January 1966 in Ilford, Essex, UK ) is one of the most highly rated games designers in Europe having designed over 30 games in the last 20 years on over 20 formats including 10 number one games.
He is one of the two founder members and directors of Sensible Software, one of the most successful European games development companies of the late ’80s and ’90s with title such as Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Wizball.
Since the sale of Sensible Software to Codemasters in 1999, Hare has worked as a consultant games designer on numerous titles including Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing, Frontline Command, Real World Golf and Sensible Soccer 2006, and as co-owner of development company Tower Studios on a number of mobile games titles including Cannon Fodder, Sensible Soccer, and International Rugby 7s.
Jon is also a long standing member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, BAFTA.