Polygon reports D’Astous has been hired as chief operating officer.
Hibernum is best known for Calling All Mixels, a collaboration with Cartoon Network. It tends to take on contract work for casual games.
D’Astous was director of Operations at Ubisoft Montreal before leaving to become general manager and a founding member of Eidos Montreal, overseeing Deus Ex: Human revolution and much of Thief’s development time before departing after six years.
The veteran developer gave a rousing critique of Square Enix, saying “lack of leadership, lack of courage and the lack of communication” prevented him doing his job properly.