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DICE vets form new studio TTK Games

DICE vets form new studio TTK Games

Veterans of EA's DICE studio have founded a brand new developer called TTK Games.

That stands for Time to Kill Games, and is headed up by Battlefield alum Lars Gustavsson (pictured) who serves as CEO and creative director. He is joined by CTO and technical director Vidar Nygren, senior design director Daniel Berlin and art director Peter Hoyles.

“For players, the phrase ‘Time to Kill’ defines how a shooter feels and how fast it plays,” Gustavsson said.

“We’ve made it our studio name and part of our studio culture. For us the term ‘TTK’ isn’t just about the craftmanship behind finding the perfect speed or immediacy of a game – it’s about how human beings have been killing time through play for thousands of years.

"Throughout my career I’ve made games to encourage teamwork, friendly competition and using your mind and reflexes to accomplish a goal and outwit your opponent. We are passionate about video games, because we think there’s no better way to kill time.”

Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who has worked with EA DICE in the past.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.