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Michal Nowakowski


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Michal Nowakowski has been working within the Polish games industry since his early carrer dating back to 1996 where he was co-running a couple of local print games magazines where his responsibilites ranged from editorial to business related (licensing of covermount versions of full games sold with magazines). He was also responsible for two kiosk game series at Egmont and Axel Springer publishing houses, where he worked amongst others on Polish editions of SkiSpringen with Adam Malysz licence for cover picture and product placement (almost 300 000 units sold of the most succesfful installment in Poland). For the past 8 years Michal Nowakowski has been working with CD PROJEKT group, at first as a Head of Licensing responsible for purchase of License for games, and import of console games republished in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary; then as a Director of Licensing for distribution part of the company, and in the end as Managing Director of Polish, Czech, Slovakian, and Hungarian distribution offices. In 2010 joined the Board of the holding public company listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange (CD PROJEKT S.A.) as a VP of Business Development with his key area of focus on growing The Witcher brand, and development studio&;s business on a global scale, working with such companies as ATARI, Namco Bandai Partners, and Warner Brothers amongst others. He has also been a member of the audit committee for SPIDOR – Polish gaming industry&;s official body responsible for contacts with ISFE and Polish Government


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.

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