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Russ Harding
Chief Gaming Officer
Saltwater Games
Peaky Blinder, The King’s Ransom – Creating immersive stories within a world renowned IP
Creative Economy
Monday, March 04, 2024 13:05 - 13:25
Innovative leader in interactive storytelling, pioneering immersive gaming experiences that have set new industry standards. Russ Harding brings 30 years of gaming expertise, specializing in XR, AI, and Web3 technologies. Notable projects include collaborations with LEGO, PlayStation, and renowned franchises like Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders. As former Game Director at PlayStation London Studios, Russ led award-winning projects like "EyeToy" and "Wonderbook™." His contributions to "PlayStation® VR Worlds," including the acclaimed "London Heist," were instrumental in PlayStation VR's success. At Emergent Entertainment, Russ spearheaded immersive experiences such as "Doctor Who: The Edge of Time" and "Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom." As Chief Creative Officer, he leads Web3 exploration with "Resurgence," an MMORPG focusing on crafting and survival, showcasing his ongoing impact on gaming innovation.