Calcium Kid director heads to Jagex

Calcium Kid director heads to Jagex
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 19th 2013 at 9:29AM

Alex De Rakoff signs on as creative director for upcoming titles

UK film director Alex de Rakoff joined Jagex has creative director for Transformers Universe and RuneScape 3.

The new creative director has previously worked in the film and music industries, including writing and directing The Calcium Kid, starring Orlando Bloom, and Dead Man Running.

De Rakoff has also previously worked at EA as writer and story director for Need for Speed: The Run. The film director has also been working with Jagex for the past nine months writing the story from MMO Transformers Universe.

“We’re doing something special with Transformers Universe, a game Alex is already a key part of,” said Jagex chief creative officer Alex Horton.

“As we go forward expect to see his influence on all of the Jagex media. Having pedigree talent move in-house after a period of collaboration is a great endorsement of what we’re doing and where we’re going.”

De Rakoff added: “Having worked for many years as a writer and director of feature films, music videos and triple-A console games I'm really inspired to apply my experience to the media and narratives of large-scale online games.

"For me, this space is now the cutting edge of entertainment and there is no better studio to get behind than Jagex. I am delighted to join their fantastic creative team with our collective intention of developing the best online games on the block.”