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Jens AnderssonCo-Founder & DesignerVilla Gorilla

Jens Andersson is a game-designer and programmer working in the games-industry. Educated by the underground demo-scene as a member of groups like Yodel and TBL, Jens became one of the founding members of Swedish game developer Starbreeze in 1998. There he held multiple key roles within design and programming as well a seat at Starbreeze's steering board. In 2009, Jens moved to the US to join LucasArts where he worked as a Lead Designer. After some time in the house of Star Wars, he decided to fully commit to Collecting Smiles and set up office in San Francisco as a single-man game developer. Here he developed and self-published Colors! 3D for Nintendo 3DS, which ended up being the a top-seller and the Metacritic's 3DS Game of the Year. In 2013 Jens co-founded another developer, Villa Gorilla in Stockholm Sweden, to work on the game Yoku's Island Express which was released in 2018 and won a BAFTA for Best Debut.