Harald Riegler

Consulting Executive

Harald Riegler is CEO of GameDevConsult and Managing Partner at his startup www.gamesindustry.network.

He started out as an assembly programmer in the home computer demo scene in the 80’s and 90’s, and later co-founded Sproing (Skyrama, Asterix & Friends), Belgian Developer Neopica (FIA Truck Racing) and Purple Lamp Studios (Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated). At Sproing, he was the CEO for 17 years, growing the studio from 2 to 105, releasing multiple hit games. He’s also been a shareholder in an online gambling business that successfully exited in 2010.

Harald’s focus is on advising companies in building, managing, restructuring and growing development studios, including multi-project teams. He has great experience in mentoring and coaching studio leadership personnel, as well as assessing and managing game projects and studios. After over 60 shipped projects on Console, PC, web and mobile for many different publishers in dozens of different setups he has deep knowledge of the space, including extensive experience in making and running successful F2P games. Uniquely, he has personally designed several hit games, while also having pitched, negotiated and managed all major business deals for his companies, including licensing, development, publishing, investment and company sales agreements.