Housemarque, the Finnish studio known for its innovative gaming experiences, has announced the departure of Harry Krueger after a 14-year stint with the company. Krueger, who has been a key figure in the gaming industry, expressed his appreciation for his time at Housemarque and noted that each project he worked on was a dream realized.
Krueger’s contributions to the growth of Housemarque cannot be overstated. He played a crucial role in moving the studio from arcade games to ambitious projects like Returnal, which marked a turning point for Housemarque. His departure was described as a difficult decision, but he remains enthusiastic about the future of the studio and is confident that it will continue to thrive.
Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and CEO of Housemarque, highlighted Krueger’s significant impact on the development of the studio. Under his leadership, Housemarque surpassed several milestones and helped revive the arcade genre with Returnal’s success. Kuittinen sees this moment as an ideal opportunity for new leadership to take over and continue building on the foundation created by Krueger.
Housemarque is now preparing to embark on a major new project that will carry on the legacy and innovations introduced during Krueger’s era. The studio is determined to create “the next big hit” from Finland and cement its place as one of the leading forces in gaming.