Former Battlefield creative director announces new studio TTK Games
Co-founded by DICE veterans, the studio is working on a next-gen online shooter
Former Battlefield creative director Lars Gustavsson has announced the formation of a new game development studio, TTK Games (Time To Kill Games).
Co-founded by four EA DICE veterans, the Stockholm, Sweden-based studio says it has “secured significant funding coupled with creative freedom” and is currently working on a next-gen online shooter.
TTK Games CEO and creative director Gustavsson worked at DICE for 22 years, where he was known as ‘Mr Battlefield’, having helped shape the franchise from its beginning until he departed last year amid a major studio shake-up.
After working as a game designer on Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3, TTK’s senior design director Daniel Berlin spent almost a decade at DICE, where he worked on multiple Battlefield titles as lead world designer and design director.
Studio chief technology officer and technical director Vidar Nygren previously spent 25 years at DICE, where he directed the development of the Frostbite game engine and most recently served as head of technology.
Art director Peter Hoyles worked at DICE for 12 years, where he contributed to multiple Battlefield games and served as studio art director for DICE LA.
“For players, the phrase ‘Time to Kill’ defines how a shooter feels and how fast it plays,” said Gustavsson.
“We’ve made it our studio name and part of our studio culture. For us the term ‘TTK’ isn’t just about the craftmanship behind finding the perfect speed or immediacy of a game – it’s about how human beings have been killing time through play for thousands of years.
“Throughout my career I’ve made games to encourage teamwork, friendly competition and using your mind and reflexes to accomplish a goal and outwit your opponent. We are passionate about videogames, because we think there’s no better way to kill time.”
TTK Games is currently recruiting for hybrid and Stockholm-based roles from graduate to lead across all disciplines.