Mattias Wiking, former studio manager at Paradox Interactive, joins Swedish game company Turborilla as Chief Operating Officer.
Turborilla, a global leading mobile racing games developer, announced today that Mattias Wiking will join the company as Chief Operating Officer on October 1. Wiking, a games industry veteran with more than seventeen years of experience, will be second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of the business and the well-being of the employees as Turborilla expands.
“Having Mattias Wiking on our team is exciting for all of us,” says Tobias Andersson, CEO of Turborilla. “We have followed his work for a long time and have seen how his positive leadership influences not just the studios he’s worked at, but also the industry in the region. We are very happy that he wants to join us and help us take the next leap on our journey.”
“I’ve known Turborilla for several years and have seen their progress as a company,” says Wiking. “I love their games and am very excited to bring my experience with other platforms into the company. I’m honored that they believe in me and want me to join them.”
More than half of Wiking’s experience in the industry has been in leading game development teams in company management positions. He established and managed the Paradox Interactive office in Umeå from the beginning of 2014 until mid-2017. Prior to that, he held a role as technical director and producer at Starbreeze Studios.
Founded in 2008 and privately held, Turborilla has 15 employees with offices in Sweden and USA. On a mission to redefine the competitive racing experience on mobile, Turborilla develops the Mad Skills series of action sports games, which have been downloaded more than 50 million times.