CD Projekt Group
co-founder and Joint CEO
In 1994 – right after finishing high school - Marcin, along with school bench friend Michal, co-founded CD Projekt, a publishing&distribution company, which has revolutionized the polish gaming market. During the 17+ years CD Projekt became the main innovator and development driver of the polish games market, introducing first fully localized games, large scale marketing&PR campaigns, establishing product lifecycles and what is most important, successfully convincing polish gamers, that buying a legal game does make sense and is good value for money. In 2002, using the proceeds from the publishing&distribution business, he co-founded CD Projekt RED known for the for the Witcher series. Both The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings became bestsellers worldwide, receiving critical acclaim and exceeding 6M units sold to date. Multiplatform release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is planned for this year. In 2008 Marcin co-founded a revolutionary GOG.com – a DRM-free platform delivering PC games to a worldwide audience, while adhering to unique set of gamer friendly values, which has since become one of the leading players on the digital distribution market. From 2009 CD Projekt Group is a publicly traded company (GPW:CDR) currently employing over 350 talented individuals, who share one common trait - passion for games. Being an old school gamer on Marcin’s favorite list of games you will find lots of the old stuff and not so many of the new. His favorite Top 5 as of today is: Fallout (OK – all three of them: 1,2 & Fallout Tactics), obviously both parts of the Witcher, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (will have to buy Wii U for the new HD remake), Walking Dead (the good one from Telltale) and … ok – let’s admit it: Plants vs Zombies, while on the go. @CD Projekt Group Marcin is responsible for managing CD Projekt RED and GOG.com. His key area of competence is business development and international business (how stiff it wouldn’t sound, it is not boring at all ;)
CD Projekt Group
About CD Projekt RED Development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 6 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 both on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the grand finale of the Geralt of Rivia saga. The game will be released in 2014 on Xbox One, Playstation®4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD Projekt RED developers’ mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the Internet's leading destination for the best DRM-Free games in history on PC and Mac, CD Projekt RED is part of the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD Projekt Group.