Flashbulb Games, the studio behind the sandbox open-world game Trailmakers and the cross-play party game Rubber Bandits, is pleased to announce the appointment of senior games executive Pim Holfve as its new CEO. With more than a decade at Avalanche Studios Group, seven of which as CEO, and previous experience at King and Electronic Arts, Holfve brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his new role.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pim as Flashbulb Games new CEO,” said Christopher Haakonsson, Chair of the Board of Flashbulb Games and Partner at its parent company, Nordisk Games. “His exceptional leadership and proven track record at Avalanche Studios Group have demonstrated his ability to drive profitability and maximize potential. We are confident that, in collaboration with the Flashbulb team, Pim will lead a strategy that ensures continued success.”
“I couldn’t be happier, and honoured, to join such a gem of a studio,” added Pim Holfve. “Over the years I’ve had the great fortune to get to know Flashbulb, and what they have achieved so far is nothing short of amazing. I really look forward to taking this to the next level with this amazingly talented team.”
Following Holfve’s appointment, co-founder and current CEO Rune Dittmer will step down.
“We want to thank Rune for his invaluable contributions as a co-founder and CEO of Flashbulb Games. He has been instrumental in shaping the company and we wish him all the best going forward,” said Flashbulb chair Christopher Haakonsson.
Founded in 2016 by Ole Teglbjærg, Mikkel Thorsted, Lasse Outzen and Rune Dittmer, Flashbulb Games made waves in the gaming industry with the release of its creative sandbox vehicle-building game Trailmakers. It further expanded its games portfolio in 2021 with the launch of the multiplayer party game Rubber Bandits. Nordisk Games initially acquired a minority stake in Flashbulb Games in 2017, before purchasing the remaining shares in 2021.
Nordisk Games’ portfolio of studios also includes Avalanche Studios Group, Supermassive Games, Star Stable Entertainment, MercurySteam and Nitro Games.
About Flashbulb Games
Flashbulb Games is a Copenhagen based studio known for the popular titles Trailmakers and the action-packed Rubber Bandits. Founded in 2016 by seasoned industry experts, Flashbulb is dedicated to crafting immersive sandbox experiences and physics-based games that captivate players. In 2021 Flashbulb was acquired by Nordisk Games. The studio places a strong emphasis on its community-driven approach and is known for staying closely connected to their player base. Learn more at www.flashbulbgames.com.
About Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is owned by the entertainment company Nordisk Film, which is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group. In recent years Nordisk Games has built a high growth portfolio of minority and majority-owned game studios that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Supermassive Games, Star Stable Entertainment, MercurySteam, Nitro Games and Flashbulb Games. To date, Nordisk Games has invested more than €200 million in games studios based across Europe, with 1,300 talented employees. Learn more at www.nordiskgames.com.