Megapop is a game developer based out of Oslo, Norway. The company was established in 2012, and was founded by some of the most experienced and innovative online game developers in Europe.
The focus of Megapop is to create great casual and enthusiast game experiences for players of all ages, on multiple gaming platforms. At the heart of it all is a strong focus on creating an engaging social dimension, allowing casual gamers to easily compete in multiplayer battles, while connecting and sharing the moments with online friends and foes.
Megapop is formed because we absolutely love games, and we believe intensely in the work we do. Ultimately we hope this will shine through all the way to the end consumer, who will see a work of passion, attention to detail and quite a bit of edgy Nordic flair.
Megapop has some of the most experienced game developers and online game business managers in Europe on board. Combined our key people has more than 100 years of game development experience, resulting in a number of international hits, a range of awards, millions of gamers, and being involved in a whole slew of “firsts” on MMO technology, gameplay and game industry business models.
These are the people making Trolls vs Vikings come true (listed you will also find some of the games, companies and projects they’ve worked on):
Jørgen Tharaldsen, Game Director, Founder
Former: Product Director Funcom, Producer Funcom, Producer Artplant, Game journalist, board member Norwegian Producers Association
Former titles: Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, Dreamfall, The Longest Journey, Chess Attack, Bloodline Champions, Game of Thrones and others
Christian Tellefsen, CTO, Co-founder
Former: Lead and Senior Coder in Funcom, Coder The Norwegian Group, Coder Bank of Norway
Former titles: Dreamfall, Age of Conan, The Secret World and others
Thomas Sørensen, Lead Designer, Co-founder
Former: Raid and content designer in Funcom
Former titles: Age of Conan Live, Age of Conan expansion pack, The Secret World
Mikael Noguchi, Art Director, Co-Founder
Former: Co-founder Artplant, Funcom, Innerloop studios, comic-book creator
Titles: Project IGI, Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe, Game of Thrones and others. Additionally a range of heralded graphical novels and comic books.
Skjalg Sturlasson Mæhre, Lead Coder (GUI and Client)
Former: Rock Pocket Studios, Exit Entertainment
Titles: Oliver and Spike, Shiftlings, Pirates of the new Horizon
Vojislav Dimitrijevic, Lead animator
Former: Lead Animator Artplant, Ravn Studios, Caprino studios
Titles: Pinchcliff Grand Prix, Pippi Longstockings, Battlestar Galactica Online, Game of Thrones and others
Fredrik Kaupang, Coder
Former: Independent Coder, Kaupang Studios
Titles: A range of apps and games for iOS and Android
Xavier Marce, Marketing and QA
Former: Community manager Funcom, journalist, award-winning Author
Titles: Age of Conan, The Secret World, the Mark of Odin
Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Composer
Former: Independent composer
Titles: Harry Potter, Narnia, X-Men, Simpson, Wall-E, Fantastic Four + +
Martine Svanevik, Story Designer
Former: Funcom, independent consultant
Titles: Age of Conan, The Secret World
Joachim Barrum, Artist (Artplant Oslo)
Former: Co-founder Artplant, Funcom, Innerloop
Titles: Involved in a number of games and movies, including Project IGI, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe and others
Gaute Godager, Consultant, Co-founder
Former: Founder of Funcom, Game Director Funcom, now Clinical psychologist
Titles: Funcom titles, Game Director on five titles, including Pocahontas, Anarchy Online and Age of Conan. Also involved in Battlestar Galactica Online, board member Megazebra (most successful social gaming company from Germany)