Nordisk Games today announced the appointment of Robert Henrysson as its latest partner, following the recent appointments of Audrey Leprince and Ebba Ljungerud. Robert has extensive experience in the games industry, most recently as group president of Avalanche Studios, the team behind theHunter: Call of the Wild, and the developer behind the acclaimed Just Cause series and the game Mad Max, which was acquired by Nordisk Games in 2018.
In his new role, Robert will work with the investment team to explore new opportunities and build relationships with existing and new partners.
Robert has a lot of entrepreneurial experience inside and outside of the gaming industry, starting with the role-playing and board game store he started while still at home. ‘university. He was the founder of the Swedish video game magazine Saga and also worked for Cap Gemini where he led the group’s Global Media Practice. In 2002, he co-founded Jadestone Group, an early pioneer in mobile gaming and the team behind the online version of the popular sports simulator Championship Manager. Robert also co-founded children’s game developer Filimundus (Pippi Longstocking, Pettson & Findus). Most recently, Robert served on the advisory board for Bornholm Game Days, an invitation-only event for game leaders to discuss game development and how to solve important cross-industry issues.
Nordisk Games was founded in 2016 to create games with the best game companies in Europe, and to date its portfolio consists of Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, MercurySteam, Nitro Games and Flashbulb Games. The company also recently completed the full acquisition of BAFTA-winning studio Supermassive Games, developers of the critically acclaimed narrative games Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology.
“Besides working in a great team with great customers, what really drew me to Nordisk Games were the company values; Advocate for key gaming industry issues and dedicate a portion of its revenue each year to charity. As a team, I know they are always available to offer strategic support, but they also strongly believe in giving partners the autonomy to create their own vision and develop the games they want, which is extremely exciting,” said Robert Henrysson, Partner. at the Nordisk Games.
“Each of our new team members brings a wealth of gaming experience, a fresh perspective and a new skill set for our partners to use, and Robert is no exception. I have no doubt that he will help us continue to connecting, building relationships and supporting great teams to create the best games possible. The expertise we have gained will continue to be one of our greatest assets in the years to come,” said Mikkel Weider. , CEO of Nordisk Games.
In addition to his varied roles in the gaming industry, Robert has had an eclectic professional life, running an award-winning brewery and producing the book Swedish Gin – Drinks, Distilleries and Dreamers, which recently won the 2022 World Gourmand Awards for Best Photo. Since 2013, he has invested in and backed several companies, including Winefinder.se, Hammars Bryggeri and, most recently, gaming startup InfiniGods.