iCandy names Thomas Rössig Head of Europe and sets its eyes on expansion in the continent
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The experience and skills that Thomas Rössig brings to the table will help iCandy accelerate its push into the lucrative European market.
Leading ASX game developer iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI) has appointed Thomas Rössig as its head of Europe.
Rössig will be responsible for managing and providing strategic direction for the iCandy team in Europe, while continuing to serve as Flying Sheep Studios’ Managing Director.
He has has more than 12 years of experience in the video games industry, and most recently founded Flying Sheep Studios in 2014, with a vision to revolutionise the gaming experience for desktop and mobile devices.
Rössig built Flying Sheep’s in-house HTML5 developer capabilities for cross-platform and accessible video games alongside a team of committed software engineers.
Flying Sheep Studios has since successfully delivered over 200 cross-platform games to world-renowned clients, including DreamWorks Animation and Lego Group.
Earlier in June, Flying Sheep Studios was acquired by iCandy, marking iCandy’s expansion into Europe and solidifying its ambition to become a global gaming powerhouse.
iCandy’s acquisition of Flying Sheep is expected to facilitate iCandy’s venture into metaverse gaming by improving its gaming backend tools and capabilities.
iCandy will also add to its existing talent pool of more than 600 with the integration of Flying Sheep Studio’s experienced team of developers and software engineers.
The European video games segment is projected to be worth US$27.4 billion in 2022, with iCandy’s acquisition of Flying Sheep Studios getting it a foothold in the lucrative market.
The appointment of Rössig is expected to bolster iCandy’s push into this market.
“Thomas brings over a decade of leadership experience in the industry to iCandy’s growing team of gaming professionals,” said Kin Wai Lau, Chairman of iCandy.
“He will play a critical role in accelerating the company’s growth in the European market.
“Thomas’ success in leading Flying Sheep Studio’s business development with consistent results makes him an excellent candidate for iCandy’s ambitious goals in Europe.”
“I am thrilled to be part of iCandy’s incredible vision that prioritises innovative game practices and thrilling gaming experiences for the masses,” Rössig said of his new role.
“I look forward to leading iCandy’s dedicated team in Europe in this exciting time of growth and innovation for the gaming industry.”
At present, iCandy stands as the largest independent game developer in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
The company has been on an aggressive M&A strategy to build a global integrated Metaverse gaming platform, while capitalising on another emerging trend of NFT gaming.
This article was developed in collaboration with iCandy, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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