AirConsole has announced that the team is expanding with the creation of a Gaming Advisory Board which is composed of senior industry experts. The developer hired Antti Makkonen, ex-Rovio, and Scopely as their Director of Games, the Swiss company is now gearing up for the in-car gaming journey, that began with the announcement of their partnership with BMW last year.
According to the latest press release, the advisory board will be led by Kim Nordstrom who was previously working at Paradox Interactive as the Chief Strategy Officer and before that, he was working with King as a Studio General Manager & VP. King is the well-known behind Candy Crush Saga and Kim oversaw a division that generated €500M+ in revenue during his leadership. Paradox Interactive is also a company that has a current market cap of over €2B.
Anthony Cliquot, CEO of AirConsole comments:
This is a truly exciting moment for AirConsole! We are thrilled to welcome such highly successful individuals to our game advisory board, and we strongly believe that their invaluable insights and network will play a vital role in shaping the future of in-car gaming.
Along with Kim, the advisory board will be comprised of Michael Fuller, former VP of Global Digital Business Development at Hasbro. He has over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry, and he will bring his extensive business acumen and licensing expertise to the table. Apart from him, Ignacio Monereo is an active investor within the gaming industry as a partner in the new VC fund Boost Capital Partners and an angel investor and he will be part of the advisory board as well.
Ignacio was previously the Head of Gaming Creators at Meta and was leading all video gaming efforts in the EMEA and later in the APAC regions across Facebook and Instagram. Before Meta, he worked at Google for 8 years where he was helping game developers launch games in Android and to grow their player base and monetization as part of the Online Publishing and Google Play teams. Kim Nordstrom, the leader of the advisory board adds:
With the expertise and experience of our newly formed advisory board, we are confident that we have a good chance of revolutionizing the in-car gaming industry and creating innovative and exciting gaming experiences for our players.
For additional details on in-car gaming and AirConsole, you can check out the official website of AirConsole. Previously, BMW Group announced a partnership with AirConsole for Developer Competition for in-car games.