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Former MachineGames Devs Form Bad Yolk Games

Former MachineGames Devs Form Bad Yolk Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 July 2019 / 560 Views

Former MachineGames developers Michael Paixao and Joel Jonsson announced they have formed Bad Yolk Games. It is a new game studio based in Sweden. 

Bad Yolk Games is made up of 10 former AAA developers with over 90 combined years of experience and over 14 AAA titles shipped. The games the developers previously worked on include Gears of WarChronicles of RiddickEVE Online, The DivisionThe Darkness, and more.

"After years of working with some extremely talented people on some really great projects we felt it was time to branch out on our own to create a new kind of studio," said Paixao. "Obviously high quality video games should be fun to play, but we also believe that they should be fun to make and that creativity thrives best in a healthy and balanced work environment, which is a central pillar of our corporate message and structure."


Here is a bio of the two founders:

Michael Paixao:

Has worked in the games industry since 2007 and made the jump to Sweden in 2011. Started his Swedish game development trip at Ubisoft Massive in Malmö then later moved on up to MachineGames in Uppsala. After staying at machine games for just over four years it was time for a new challenge in life, working on games like The Division, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Old Blood, New Colossus and Doom it was time for this tried and true veteran to start his own studio, Bad Yolk Games.

Joel Jonsson:

Fresh out of college Joel joined Machine Games 2013 as an Intern and not long after that landed a job as a Technical Artist and has worked alongside Mike on Wolfenstein: The New Order, Old Blood, New Colossus and Doom Joel felt it was the right thing to join Mike and help co-found Bad Yolk Games.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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