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Karl Stewart announces departure from Square Enix

Thursday, 20th March 2014 19:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Karl Stewart, former graphic designer for Eidos Interactive and currently US as VP of strategic mrketing for Europe and North America has announced he is leaving the firm.

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Stewart announced his departure on his Tumblr.

“During these 8 years I have had the most unbelievable journey, I’ve worked with some of the most talented and amazing people in the world and I had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most iconic and beloved franchises in the world of video games,” he wrote. “I have worked for Eidos Interactive, Crystal Dynamic and most recently Square Enix, holding no less than four amazing positions, including Creative Director, Marketing Director and Brand Director.

“During this time I have worked on over 25+ games, and with a dozen or so amazing studios including IO Interactive on Hitman and Kane and Lynch, to Eidos Montreal on Thief and Deus Ex, to Rocksteady on Batman Arkham Asylum. By far, the crowning glory of my time at Square Enix has been working at Crystal Dynamics and being a big part of rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise.”

Stewart said come April 1 he will step into his new role as VP of Brand Development and Strategic Partnerships at LA-based Petrol Advertising in Burbank.

“For the last 8 years I have worked with Alan and Ben at Petrol on many different projects, from Batman to Tomb Raider to Thief, and on every occasion they’ve blown me away with their vision and creativity,” said Stewart. “So when the conversation started about joining the company which they’ve both worked extremely hard to develop and grow, there was no doubt in my mind this was the right next step for me, as they both think the same way I do. I’m all about experiences, and this is the new experience I’m looking for right now.”

Stewart’s last day at Sqaure Enix is today.

Via Polygon.

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