Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director / PlaySide Studios
Gerry Sakkas spent over 13 years in the games industry.
Mr Sakkas started his professional career at Electronic Arts (EA) Games as a tester, and over the next 4 years made his way to lead designer of the Melbourne studio. He worked on games such as Dead Space, The Godfather 2 and Dante’s Inferno.
He left EA and co-founded PlaySide Studios in 2011 where he remains its chief executive and managing director. He has led the team responsible for creating, designing and producing most of PlaySide’s largest titles such as Catch The Ark, ICY ROPES, Bouncy BITS, Safe Zone and many others. Mr Sakkas also led the team that designed one of the most downloaded augmented reality games ever produced, AR Dragon, which was one of the first commercial AR games to launch in the market.
Mr Sakkas graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts and Games).