Martin Filipp

2nd Vice Chairman @ Pioneers

Martin Filipp started his game industry career in 2000 at neo Software, which 2003 became Rockstar Vienna. He was part of the team that helped to expand the studio from 20 to 110 employees and served the management in various positions until the closure of the company in 2006. He was then founding member of Games That Matter in the same year, which became Deep Silver Vienna in 2007, introducing a new and innovative production model for game development.

In summer 2010, Martin started a 3-year adventure at Io-Interactive in Denmark working on several HITMAN titles in several positions. After 3 years in Scandinavia Martin received a call from Microsoft Austria to support the local Xbox team with the launch of Xbox One in 2013; starting a new journey on the other side of our industry, at a platform owner and publisher.

After a thrilling and interesting time at Microsoft within the local Austrian Xbox team Martin was called back to the content side of the games industry. Joining former R* colleagues at the Austrian developer Mi’pu’mi Games, returning to the roots of game development, Martin helps the founders to run the organizational part of the studio as COO.

Game Credits

2016-2017: The Lion’s Song Mipumi, PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android – COO

2016: Mind Gamers Challenge Mipumi / Red Bull, Mobile, PC – COO Mipumi

2016: HITMAN Season 1 Mipumi / Io-Interactive, PS4, X1, PC – COO Mipumi

2014: Anno – Build an Empire Mipumi / Ubisoft, iOS, Android – COO Mipumi

2013: Hitman: ICA / Io-Interactive, iOS – Production Manager

2013: Hitman HD: Trilogy / Io-Interactive, PS3, XBOX 360 – Production Manager

2012: Hitman: Absolution / Io-Interactive, X360, PS3, PC – Production Manager & Associate Producer

2012: Hitman: Sniper Challenge / Io-Interactive, X360, PS3, PC – Production Manager

2010: Dead Island / Deep Silver Vienna, X360, PS3, PC – Developer Relations Manager

2010: Ride to Hell (original, unpublished version) / Deep Silver Vienna, X360, PS3, PC – Developer Relations Manager

2009: Cursed Mountain / Deep Silver Vienna, Wii, PC – Developer Relations Manager

2006: Manhunt 2 / Rockstar Games Vienna, PS2 – Operation Manager

2006: Max Payne 3 / Rockstar Games Vienna, PS3, Xbox 360 – Operation Manager

2003: GTA Double Pack / Rockstar Games Vienna, Xbox, Product Manager

2003: Max Payne 2 / Rockstar Games Vienna, PS2, Xbox, Product Manager

2001: Max Payne / neo Software / Rockstar Games Vienna, Xbox, PR Manager

2001: The Sting aka Der Clou!2 / neo Software, PC, PR Manager


Public Speaking History

Speaking publicly on a regular basis, on conferences, as tutor at the university and various game development events