Former Infinity Ward creative strategist and Robotoki founder Rovert Bowling is joining Humble Bundle as vice president and creative director.
“Humble Bundle has been an inspiration for a while with the freedom they bring to players, the opportunity they allow developers, and the ability to give so much back through the charity aspect of every part of their business.
“I’m excited to join them, having spent the last decade on the development side and experiencing first hand the trials and tribulations of getting games out the door and getting them discovered by new audiences. I’m excited to help continue the tradition of innovating new ways for developers to release their games and the freedom for players to support them as Vice President, Creative Director of Humble Bundle.”
The news just over a month after Bowling announced the closure of the Robotoki game development studio in January. Bowling founded the studio in 2012 and began development on zombie-survival game Human Element for PC and the latest generation of consoles. That project’s development is now on hold until further notice.
At the time Robotoki is “actively negotiating a new publishing deal for the premium version of Human Element but unfortunately I was unable to continue to self-fund development until a deal was finalized,” according to Bowling.
Bowling was before the Creative Strategist for developer Infinity Ward from 2006 until 2012, overseeing the release strategy and execution of the Call of Duty franchise.