Housemarque, the Finnish game studio known for its unique approach to video games, has announced that Harry Krueger, a key member of their team for over 14 years, will be departing from the company. Krueger’s departure comes as he prepares to take on new challenges and opportunities outside of Housemarque.
Krueger has been an integral part of Housemarque’s success story. He has been responsible for directing several critically acclaimed games, including Returnal and Nex Machina. Under his leadership, Housemarque has grown exponentially and expanded into new genres and markets.
Krueger expressed his appreciation for his time at Housemarque, stating that each project he worked on was like a dream come true. He also acknowledged the difficult decision he had made in leaving the studio but expressed excitement about the future prospects both for the new projects being developed by Housemarque and for the strong team remaining behind.
Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and CEO of Housemarque, paid tribute to Krueger’s significant impact on the development of the studio. Under his leadership, Housemarque surpassed several milestones and introduced innovative ideas to the gaming industry. Kuittinen believes this is an ideal opportunity for new leadership to take over and continue building on the foundation established by Krueger.
Housemarque is now preparing to embark on a major new project that promises to be “the next big hit” from Finland. The studio continues its legacy of innovation and creativity in gaming with support from Sony, which absorbed them as an internal team in 2021.