Jagex appoints THQ veteran

Jagex appoints THQ veteran

By Ed Fear

October 21st 2008 at 10:06AM

Former creative director Vince Farquharson becomes head of RuneScape

Jagex has hired Vince Farquharson as its new head of RuneScape.

Farquharson was formerly creative director and development director at THQ, a position he held for three years. Prior to that he also worked at Empire Interactive, Computer Artworks and Bullfrog. He has overseen titles as diverse as MotoGP 06 and 07, Worms: Open Warfare, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command and Broken Sword: The Angel of Death.

His new focus will be on expanding RuneScape in terms of content and also seeing the game into new territories.

“Vince brings a wealth of industry experience, making him the ideal candidate for head of RuneScape. We see him as a fantastic addition to RuneScape, at a time when the game is surging in popularity,” said Geoff Iddison, Jagex CEO.

Farquharson added: “I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the RuneScape team. I’ve watched for several years as RuneScape has evolved into a phenomenal success with millions of players. I'm very excited to be working with the team responsible for this, as we take the game forward into 2009 and beyond.”