Sections

Mike Hayes joins Caperfly as non-exec director

Fromer SEGA boss takes position at new Leamington studio

Ex-European and US CEO of SEGA, Mike Hayes, has joined newly founded Leamington studio Caperfly as a non-executive director.

Hayes brings decades of industry experience to the new team and will report directly to Caperfly CEO Gavin Cheshire as the studio builds its mobile and smart TV business from the ground up.

"This is a good time to be in this new vibrant sector of the industry," said Hayes. "I am positive we can take advantage of the next great wave of innovation and distribution here at Caperfly.

"I see Caperfly as a unique mix of talented individuals with aspirations to develop high-quality titles, and I relish the opportunity to be a part of their success."

Revealed to the public during Develop in Brighton, Caperfly is staffed largely by ex-Codemasters developers and management and hopes to delineate itself with a console level approach to quality on mobile platforms and smart TVs.

Although the company's first project is a closely guarded secret, an announcement is expected within the next few months.

More stories

How meditation and cooperation shaped Vela Games

We talk to Vela Games about how its vision for building up a studio was shaken up by the pandemic, and what it means for the "meaningful" co-op experience it's creating

By Marie Dealessandri

Crown prince of Saudi Arabia's foundation to buy 51% stake in SNK

Non-profit organisation starts with purchase of 33.3% stake for $223 million

By James Batchelor

Latest comments (4)

Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 8 years ago
Interesting. Very interesting.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 8 years ago
Good luck Mike! Just across town from the Blitz guys then...
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 8 years ago
Blitz AND: FreeStyle Games, Supersonic Software, Playground Games, DNA Studios, Fish in a Bottle, Red Chain Games, 2P Games, Monster and Monster, Kwalee, Midoki and Tinderstone. There are probably more.

At least 13 studios in this small (40K people) Warwickshire town + Codies out in the countryside. Possibly the highest game development density in the world.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Show all comments (4)
Michael Rowland Live Producer, Ubisoft Annecy8 years ago
It's like silicone village
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.