Kuju, the studio hard at work in developing the video game adaptation of the hit Netflix show Narcos announced in a press release that the team working on the game has just been expanded, which now includes veterans from prominent game developers namely Rockstar, Ubisoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
First to join the team is Si Donbavand who will take the role as Senior Producer for the upcoming Narcos game. Donbavand has been part of the video game industry since 1996 together with some of UK’s renowned studios. His accomplishments include serving as Group Development Director at SCEE and working on games such as the MotorStorm series and Battlefield: Modern Combat.
Next up is Matt Startin who will join Kuju as the Art Director for Narcos. Startin’s 20 years experience in the industry includes working with 343 Industries, Ubisoft, Disney, EA, and Sega, to name a few. Startin also excels in specializing in UI and UX, having just completed Halo Wars 2 for developer 343 Industries where he worked as Lead UI at Creative Assembly.
Lastly, Gav Skinner joins the team to lead the game’s design. Skinner has extensive experience, which spans two decades working for prominent developers such as CA, Rockstar, Sony, and Lionhead. Skinner was able to work with titles such as Halo Wars 2, VR Worlds, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Fable series.
Talking about the new additions to Kuju, the studio’s boss Brynley Gibson said that, “It is great to have been able to attract such talented developers to Kuju at this time of growth for the studio. Is, Matt and Gav bring news skills and boasts a ridiculously high-quality back catalog of games. Developers like this joining our growing team will help us make a truly kick-ass game with the Narcos IP.”
The Narcos video game is slated for release sometime in 2018 and will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.