It was recently announced that industry big name, Adam Boyes, was leaving Sony in order to pursue his love of game development. Well, it looks as though he has officially chosen an avenue to do just that. In an interview with GamesBeat, Boyes stated that he would be joining the indie team of Iron Galaxy Studios as their new CEO.
Having held the position of head of developer relations and third-party publishing at Sony for four years, Boyes is no stranger to indie game development. In fact, Boyes hopes to use the relationships he’s built throughout the industry to explore new possibilities for Iron Galaxy and maximize the studio’s revenue. “Making games has always been a passion of mine. Looking at the huge experience that Iron Galaxy has, I thought about how I [could] take my experience and amplify that,” he said in the interview.
Boyes will be moving to the Chicago-based studio to begin his new role on August 8, where he will replace the current Iron Galaxy CEO and founder, Dave Lang. Although he is stepping down, Lang will continue to oversee all prototypes and business development, while Chelsea Blasko, director of product development, will act as chief product officer. Iron Galaxy is well known for developing games for other publishers, such as Killer Instinct for Microsoft, as well as publishing their own games, like Divekick and Videoball.
Boyes looks to be a strong addition to the already powerful indie studio. They will certainly be a team to keep an eye on in the coming days.