Jagex and Mind Candy vet Daniel Clough joins Bossa Studios – PC Games Insider

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London-based developer Bossa Studios has hired Daniel Clough as its new studio general manager.
Clough has worked in the industry for some 17 years, joining RuneScape maker Jagex in 2002 as a member of the customer support team, rising all the way up to the role of chief operating officer. He left the firm in 2012, joining Moshi Monsters studio Mind Candy in April 2013 but departed at the end of the year. He founded Rescover in July of the following year before being hired by DIGIT Game Studios as its COO in June 2016.
“Bossa Studios is a highly creative games developer and I’m thrilled to be helping lead our strong idea generation process.” says Clough. “The team here creates over 100 prototypes every year with monthly Game Jams that everyone from HR and Finance to the Designers and Programmers participates in and it’s these little prototypes, or ‘jamlets’ as we call them, that get made into groundbreaking games. To scale up creativity, make great ‘jamlets’ and to turn them into the best possible finished titles we’ve grown our team from 25 to nearly 100 and are actively seeking to fill other senior roles.”
Bossa co-founder Henrique Olifiers added: “We’re delighted and incredibly humbled to have Daniel join our team as Studio General Manager. His decades of games industry experience will become a pillar in our plans to improve and accelerate our pipeline, transforming the special games we’ve got in cold storage into full fledged successful products. We can barely wait for players to get their hands on what we’ve been building lately.”
“Bossa Studios has always been creatively led. We’ve always had a focus on exploring new platforms and opportunities in games. This year sees us as one of the first developers worldwide launching titles on Apple Arcade and in Q4 we’ll be unveiling a groundbreaking new initiative that’s the result of our continued commitment to creativity and open development. We’re pleased to have Daniel on board to bring this all to life and we look forward to sharing more with players soon.”
Clough’s hiring follows Bossa cancelling its ambitious SpatialOS-powered MMO Worlds Adrift in May of this year
Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.
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