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Swedish Resolution Games appoints Johan Gästrin as CTO, spearheading spatial computing and mixed reality advancements

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Stockholm-based Resolution Games has promoted Johan Gästrin to Chief Technology Officer, recognizing his expertise and 25 years of experience in the tech industry. Previously the Head of Technology at Resolution Games, Gästrin has a background in games and product development, having worked with companies like King and H&M. In his new role, he will lead the company’s technology strategy, focusing on spatial computing and mixed reality. This promotion comes at a crucial time as spatial computing gains prominence globally, with Resolution Games actively developing for platforms like Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest. Gästrin’s leadership is expected to drive innovation and technological growth within the company.

Resolution Games, founded in 2015 and headquartered in Stockholm with offices in Austin, Texas, and Linköping, Sweden, is a prominent studio specializing in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gaming. The company is known for creating immersive and innovative gaming experiences that transcend traditional boundaries. With a focus on spatial computing and mixed reality, Resolution Games has developed a range of successful titles, including Demeo, Game Room, Racket Club, and Blaston. Their games not only entertain but also contribute to the advancement of XR technology, showcasing the studio’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of gaming. With offices in Austin, Texas, and Linköping, Sweden, Resolution Games continues to be a driving force in the VR and AR gaming industry.

“With the shifting landscape toward spatial computing and mixed reality being a more prominent thing than ever before, we are thrilled to have Johan Gästrin’s breadth of technological prowess leading the company in these efforts,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “Forging new grounds and being one of the only companies in active development on Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest, and spatial computing becoming a more prominent topic on the global scale with many major hardware manufacturers entering the space, we are very exciting about the technological growth and potential in the coming months and years, and elevating Johan to CTO is a welcomed addition to the leadership team that will see us down that path.”

Johan Gästrin has been with Resolution Games since 2021, acting as Head of Technology for the games studio, enabling the games teams to create leading VR/AR/MR experiences, including the studio’s seven spatial computing titles – Game Room, Demeo, Demeo Battles, Racket Club, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Spatial Ops and Blaston, with several others in the works. During this time, he has created a Shared Tech department within the company, which includes leading its proprietary technology platform “Fidelity,” as well as the Resolution Tech studio located in Linkoping. In his new role, Johan will oversee the company’s technology strategy and ensure it drives innovation.

“We are truly at such a pivotal time in the XR and spatial computing industry, and having been a part of Resolution Games innovating on so many fronts, I am very much looking forward to helping usher in the next phase in the industry,” said Gästrin.

Prior to joining Resolution Games, Johan’s career spanned various industries (e-commerce, healthcare, and games, to name a few) as well as positions (including everything from enterprise architect to founder and CTO). Notably for his role with Resolution Games, Johan was the head of King’s internal game engine (Fiction Factory), where he grew it from supporting a single game (Candy Crush) to all of the successful titles at the time within the studio. Upon his departure from the company, the game engine had more than two billion unique installs across the King catalog. He also has a history with H&M – one of the world’s largest apparel sites – where he led the platform team within the company’s e-commerce division.

Johan holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as sailing, mountain biking and skiing, depending upon the Swedish seasons.

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Nurcin Metingil
Nurcin Metingil
A permanent student, a passionate first reader and nowadays doing master’s degree in Publishing Management. Beside these, I am up for games! I have been playing games since I was 6. Now, I am whispering "Business. Business. Numbers. Is this working?"

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