Meet Our Team!

Our team consists of multiple veterans, with massive combined experience, multiple AAA game launches and with significant publishing and support experience to tens of millions of users. More than 100 million players have enjoyed our games, and many of them were acquired by big companies such as Ubisoft, Mail.ru, Microsoft and Peak Games.

Metaverse Game Studios is an independent game development company, utilizing remote working
methodology and therefore considers itself a global and multinational organization. We have bases in Florida, US and in Istanbul, Turkey, with more companies and locations coming soon.
Dozens of talented people from the US, Macedonia, China, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Mexico, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Germany, and Syria (and probably the list of countries extended even more by the time you read these lines) joined the project. We are proud of our multicultural and national team! We all believed in Angelic and the vision and we were working hard to bring an epic game with solid blockchain features to you. Let us briefly introduce the leads.

ERKAN BAYOL (FOUNDER, GAME DIRECTOR) LinkedIn Logo

Erkan founded Céidot Game Studios back in 2004, and developed 10 titles: Mostly strategy and RPG hybrids. Major games were Sovereign Symphony, Umaykut (which was acquired by Peak Games) and Céiron Wars. Erkan also worked for Crytek as Publishing producer and Director of Game Operations. He assisted Logic Artists to open a studio in Istanbul. He is lecturing at Bahcesehir University and mentoring game design master program at Istanbul Technical University.

Erkan was a representative and investment specialist at a US based fund under J.P.Morgan Chase&Co. and still mentoring various investment funds, accelerator programs and incubation centers.

PETAR KOTEVSKI (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) LinkedIn Logo

Petar is another industry veteran at our team and was the lead programmer of the original Far Cry at Crytek. He also worked for Genuine Games, LLC (50 Cent: Bulletproof) and Bungie (Halo 3: ODST) as lead programmer. Since 2011 he has been leading KAMAi Media.

EMEK OZBEN (ART DIRECTOR) LinkedIn Logo

Emek is not just an art director, he is a technical art director, meaning he has an excellent knowledge of implementing the optimal solutions into the art pipeline with best artistic approaches. He has launched 1 PC and Xbox, 2 casual, 10+ hypercasual, 2 PC VR games so far and was art director at Nowhere Studios, Lightstorm, No-Pact, Teleporter VR and Hero Games.

EMRE AKTUNA (LEAD ENVIRONMENT CONCEPT ARTIST) LinkedIn Logo

Emre worked for Oculus, designed environments, and has a solid experience on VR, PC and Console projects. He also worked for Realworld One and Valkyrie Entertainment, and now works as concept artist at KitBash3D as well

HIDDEN HERO-1 (ANIMATION TEAM LEAD) 

We have a hidden hero here, who is leading our animation department. He has a solid knowledge on AAA games and blockbuster Hollywood titles (hint: Venom!) We cannot reveal his identity at this stage. Just know this, we are promising you an immersive massively multiplayer game and a cinematic single player version, so there is a reason why we have an animation team lead with both Hollywood level cinematic experience and AAA game development past.

FERHAD H. ERDOGAN (COO) LinkedIn Logo

Another industry veteran, Ferhad, has been in the game development scene since 1994. His first company, Aneiva Inc. developed one of the first 360 high-res environments in 90s, and he managed large production teams at Midway Networks, Blue Genie, Céidot Game Studios and Koç Sistem. 25+ years of technology business, game development, VR and interactive software experience!

MARTIN PETKOVSKI (SENIOR C++ PROGRAMMER) LinkedIn Logo

Martin is a magician when it comes to engineering proper C++ codes (to be honest, he is brutally systematic so good luck if you are working with him and writing dirty codes!), he is an expert of Unreal Engine and worked for Crytek Istanbul and Frankfurt.

GUNES UYANIK (AUDIO DIRECTOR) LinkedIn Logo

Our audio maestro, Gunes, has a unique technical skillset (he is actually an Audio programmer, too) on top of his artistic (audiophiliac) abilities. He worked for Havelsan and Taleworlds Entertainment and nowadays composes epic scores for Angelic, so you all further immerse yourself in the dark and unforgiving universe of ours

MALTE RESENBERGER-LOOSMANN (LEAD HARD SURFACE AND MATERIAL ARTIST) LinkedIn Logo

Malte is an extraordinary hard surface and materials 3D artist focusing on realistic designs. He has over 13 years of experience helping AAA studios, CGI companies, and indie teams streamline artistic processes, boosting production efficiency. Highly proficient in both Unreal Engine and Unity, he creates outstanding in-game CGI assets, raising the bar of visual quality.

GIRISH SRINIVASAGOPALAN (LEAD 3D CHARACTER ARTIST) LinkedIn Logo

A 3D character artist with over a decade of experience in the gaming industry, Girish uses his outstanding skillset to bring the characters of Angelic to life.

DEBORA SPIRO (SENIOR 3D ENVIRONMENT CONCEPT ARTIST) 

Debora is a 3D environment concept artist specializing in hard surface and environment designs. She is highly skilled in 3D and 2D with software expertise in Fusion360, ZBrush, 3ds Max, Octane, and Photoshop. Debora uses her magic to create detailed and immersive environments for the Angelic universe.

AYŞEGÜL BİLGEN ŞAMİLOĞLU
(MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER) LinkedIn Logo

Ayşegül is a tech-savvy, full-stack marketing and communications leader with experience in tech and blockchain start-ups. As our Marketing and Communications Manager, she provides insight and expertise to our team to carefully represent the Angelic brand.

KARENA NGAN (SENIOR GROWTH MANAGER) LinkedIn Logo

Karena is our Senior Growth Manager. She uses her FinTech industry expertise and deep knowledge of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies together with skills in operations, growth tracking, project management, and communication to further the brand of Angelic.

REST OF THE TEAM

We have more than 60 people in our team, and 70+ talented artists and developers contributed to Angelic so far. Check our Whitepaper for the full list.