Legendary Games Designer Jon Hare Joins Jagex as Head of Publishing

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Jon Hare
Jon Hare
By Elizabeth Atkinson

Jagex Games Studio, an independent UK games developer and publisher, has announced that legendary game-maker Jon Hare (Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and many more) has joined the company as Head of Publishing.

Hare's experience in the games industry spans out over three decades. His main focus at Jagex will be developing FunOrb.com. FunOrb.com is Jagex's gaming website, targeted at gamers with “little time to play”.

Jon Hare tells the world that “Jagex is a traditional and very British games development company as well as being one of Europe’s most successful publishers.” Jon has also expressed excitement at joining the company, and has said “I feel very at home here. I am looking forward to working alongside the management team to help nurture the mentality of innovation and expansion that already exists here and to grow FunOrb into the world’s leading online games destination.”

Mark Gerhard (Jagex CEO) says “Jon will be playing a very hands-on role, actively engaged in developing and optimising all of our games.”

Over the last 24 years, Hare has developed more than 30 games, on over 20 formats. Ranging from the Sinclair Spectrum to the Nintendo Wii. He was named as one of the top 10 Britons who changed the video game industry, by The Times newspaper.



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