Digital Chocolate snags VPs from Nokia, Sulake, announces Android apps and Army Attack for iOS
Digital Chocolate announced a series of significant executive hires today and revealed its games are coming to Android devices.
According to a Digital Chocolate press release, Nokia’s former head of program management execution, Kaj Häggman, is now Digital Chocolate’s vice president and the general manager of its Helsinki studio. Emmi Kuusikko, the former director of user and market insight at Sulake joins Digital Chocolate as vice president of product management.
Although Digital Chocolate announced the hires today, according to Häggman’s and Kuusikko’s LinkedIn profiles, both executives have been with the company since the tail-end of 2011.
As part of the announcement, Digital Chocolate also revealed Army Attack would be joining Zombie Lane on iOS, and that both games would be making their way to Android, tablets and other browser channels. The press release did not indicate if the mobile version of Army Attack would be cross platform, or if it would be a stand-alone game like the mobile version of Zombie Lane. The company also revealed that its new St. Petersburg and Seattle Studios are working on games for “new genres and platforms,” but did not give any further information.
As part of the changes, Digital Chocolate also promoted Edmund Chui to VP platform engineering, Jerome Collin to VP product management and Sean Dornan-Fish to VP game design. In Finland the company promoted Marko Lastikka to VP production and Miikka Kukkosuo to VP regional sales.
In February the company raised $12 million in Series D funding in a round lead by Intel Capital.