Everywhere developer Build A Rocket Boy welcomes three long-time games industry professionals to senior roles at the international studio
Build A Rocket Boy, the Edinburgh-headquartered studio, founded by former Rockstar North boss Leslie Benzies, has appointed three global games industry veterans to leading roles within the studio.
Mick Hocking joins the 400 strong team as Chief Development Officer, Murray Pannell joins as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Randall Price joins as Chief Publishing Officer.
Build A Rocket Boy
Established in 2016 by legendary game developer Leslie Benzies, Build A Rocket Boy is an international game development studio focused on advancing the art, technology and craft of gaming. BARB’s team of over 400 talented game developers and technology innovators based in Edinburgh, Budapest and around the world are working on upcoming title Everywhere, with a goal to challenge the boundaries of video gaming and revolutionise entertainment.
Experience And Expertise
Chief Development Officer, Mick Hocking is the co-founder of Evolution Studios, a former Vice President of Product Development for Codemasters and Vice President for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
SVP of Global Marketing, Murray Pannell joins from 2K where he was the Vice President of Publishing for Europe. Murray was formerly Marketing Director for PlayStation UK and Ireland, and Marketing Director for Ubisoft.
Chief Publishing Officer, Randall Price is a long-time business development, global strategy and marketing leader with roles as Senior Vice President of Publishing for NCSOFT and Senior Vice President of Global Business for ArenaNet.
Build A Rocket Boy Chairman and Game Director Leslie Benzies told the Scottish Games Network:
Since 2016 Build A Rocket Boy’s team has been quietly growing and today we’re delighted to publicly welcome Mick, Murray and Randall to the studio. Each of them brings a huge amount of experience, knowledge and passion to Build A Rocket Boy as we continue development on Everywhere, and we’re looking forward to having more to announce from the team later in 2022.