Swedish game publisher and developer Paradox Interactive has announced that industry veteran Kim Nordström will lead the company’s innovation and mobile initiatives.
Kim Nordström has more than 15 years of games industry experience in various roles and capacities, most recently as King general manager in Malmö and previously as R&D manager at SCEA in San Francisco. He assumes the role of outlining company plans for the future and responsibility for current mobile initiatives in January.
“We have already initiated discussions with external studios to explore the possibility of building mobile versions of our franchises and are on the lookout for more studios as well as key talent to join Kim’s team once he starts in January next year,” says Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester. “At that point we will also start solidifying the plans for our best next steps in those areas. Kim has a great track record, but more importantly, an attitude and mindset that are the right fit for Paradox, and I am thrilled to welcome him onboard.”
“I’m very happy to join the Paradox family and to be part of the great company culture I’ve heard so much about,” says Kim Nordström. “I’m also very excited to be part of the innovation initiatives preparing the company for the future, and to lead the investments needed to enter the mobile market. Paradox has a great portfolio and a loyal fan base, and that’s a great start to successfully enter the mobile market. What I need, starting from next year, is amazing talent and studios to work with, and I know Paradox and its partners will come through.”
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC, with offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. The company has a world-renowned strategy catalogue stretching back to 1999, and holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe.
The publisher’s portfolio includes Europa Universalis, Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings, Magicka and the Hearts of Iron series, developed in-house by Paradox and by a network of partner studios.
Learn more about Paradox Interactive at www.paradoxplaza.com.