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Tarsier Studios diverges its outsourcing work; Ola Holmdah to lead Malmo office forwards

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Tarsier Studios diverges its outsourcing work; Ola Holmdah to lead Malmo office forwards
It's all-change at Swedish developer Tarsier Studios.

Known for its work on games such as the LittleBigPlanet franchise, as well as LittleBigPlanet for PSVita and Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, it's got a new CEO.

He's Ola Holmdah (pictured), who co-founded browser/iOS studio Junebud and also worked at DICE.

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The previous CEO (and Swedish businessman of the year 2012) Mattias Nygren's decision to step down has also seen the studio restructuring.

It had two locations - Malmo for development and Karlshamn for art outsourcing.

But now Nygren has acquired the art outsourcing office, turning it into a new and independent company focused on contract game work.

That leaves Holmdah running the 40-strong Malmo office.

"Tarsier needs to be a creative leader, a workplace where the very best creators have an environment where they can work on their dream projects," he commented.

"It's time to lead Tarsier onward, and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment."

[source: Tarsier]
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