Sections
Gi Live London graphic

Connect with the UK Video Games Industry

Buy Your Tickets Today
Gi Live London graphic

Vicarious Visions founders depart studio

Karthik and Guha Bala leave 11 years after Activision sale

Vicarious Visions founders Karthik and Guha Bala have left the company after 25 years. The New York studio has been part of Activision since 2005.

"It's been amazing to see the growth, especially during the past 11 years as part of Activision," said Guha Bala in a statement to Times Union.

"We look forward to the success which lies ahead for Vicarious Visions under new leadership and thank Activision for celebrating and supporting all that we have accomplished together. Now it's time for the two of us to begin a new adventure."

The brothers will be replaced for now by David Nathanielsz and Jennifer O'Neal, executive producers at Vicarious Visions.

The studio's most recent game was Skylanders: SuperChargers last year, it's also worked on Guitar Hero titles for Nintendo devices and iOS and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

"Guha and Karthik created something very special with Vicarious Visions that has brought joy to millions of people," added Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg.

"They have been wonderful members of the Activision family, and we look forward to seeing what they do next."

If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on newhires@gamesindustry.biz

Gi Live London graphic

Connect with the UK Video Games Industry

Buy Your Tickets Today
Gi Live London graphic

More stories

EA lays out the plan for Playdemic

EA mobile exec Jeff Karp sees "immediate opportunities" to bring Golf Clash design elements to EA Sports series, potential for "future synergies"

By Brendan Sinclair

Sumo Digital opens new Indian studio

New Bangalore outfit to be led by Sumo Pune studio director Stewart Neal

By Marie Dealessandri

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.