Vesuvius Media is a community-driven game development company. Starting off by producing online strategy games, it has branched into new areas of production and currently boasts online games, mobile games, graphic novels and board games in its portfolio.
Vesuvius Media is dedicated to providing high-quality products. To do this, its development team interacts with its players, openly discussing their ideas and valuing their opinion. This enables it to develop relevant and engaging game content while creating a welcoming game environment and a loyal community. Player input helps shape the future of its games.
Vesuvius Media incorporated in Canada in 2014; however, its international development team has been working together since 2010. Their combined skills and experience include game design, development, story-telling, music composition, graphics (2D and 3D), public relations, marketing, crowdfunding and extreme mathematics.
Konstantinos Manos, PhD (a.k.a. Kevorque)
CEO, Lead Developer, Co-Founder
"I became a programmer with the sole dream of creating games. It took me many years, working in the private sector and as a freelancer, on a wide variety of projects, to acquire the necessary skills that are required for such a task. Finally, here we are building our own indie game development company to produce original games, and make our dreams come true!"
With over 20 years experience in the industry, Konstantinos brings a unique perspective to Vesuvius Media as his expertise includes both the design and technical skills of game development. As CEO of Vesuvius Media, he has been focusing his talents on business development, but continues to develop and design games for both online and on the table.
Stefani Angelopoulos, MA, MPhil
VP, Director of Communications, Co-Founder
"When we created Vesuvius Media, my life turned upside-down. A world I never knew existed - a world of games, fantasy, and vast volumes of lore - became my reality. It's been an amazing ride so far, with lots of fun and games!"
Stefani has over 15 years experience in public relations and communications. Her background stems from working in the arts to international development, and now she leads Vesuvius Media's marketing, communications, and community development. Her goal is to engage and grow Vesuvius Media's community of players, while helping to create a welcoming environment with entertaining games.
Dimitrios Xanthakis (a.k.a. Archmage)
Storyteller, Game Designer, Co-Founder
"I have been playing computer and tabletop games for a long time. A common, binding element among these games is the story, the backbone on which everything else lies. Myths and legends, sinister plots and heroic characters, all these, and more, shape alternate realities that constitute a significant, often memorable part of our childhood. A part of that, hopefully, remains alive even when we grow up and it is this hope that makes it so fascinating for me to create the worlds of Universe Online and Nocturion!"
Athanasios Manos (a.k.a. Strahdvonzar)
Game Developer, Community Manager, Video and Sound Editor, Co-Founder
"I have been working for the last 15 years as a Web Developer on various projects. Even though I do like coding, my real passion lies in music. I love my guitar, greatly enjoy playing my piano, adore pounding on my drums, and have a love hate relationship with my bass. So I had a great time composing the main and back tracks for Universe Online and Nocturion. On the other hand, I must admit that I am a bit of a forum troll :) and this is exactly what led to my taking on community management of our games."