Henrique Olifiers

Henrique Olifiers


Bossa Studios

With a games career spanning more than 30 years starting on 8-bit computer development, Henrique has been at the forefront of every gaming revolution since, from the demo scene of the late 80s, through to mobile, MMOs, VR, social games and creatively-led indie titles. 

His previous experiences includes Head of Gaming at GloboTV in Brazil, in charge of developing IPs for games including 'Heróis e Vampiros', the most popular online trading card game in LatAm during the early 00s with more than 250,000 players; and 'My Big Brother', the first online mobile game ever produced, where players followed in real time their favourite Big Brother show contestant in a Tamagotchi format. 

Most recently, Henrique held the position of Head of Game Development at Jagex, overseeing the overhaul of its main title 'Runescape HD' and saw it achieve its peak subscribers number. He left Jagex to join Playfish as Studio Director in the UK, where his team successfully produced the BAFTA-nominated 'FIFA Superstars'. 

As the co-founder of Bossa, Henrique is responsible for the studio strategy, management and game design. The studio's biggest titles are the unexpected Surgeon Simulator -- a YouTube runaway success with more than 3 million copies sold; I Am Bread, the journey of a humble piece of Bread to become toast; and Worlds Adrift, the first of a new generation of massive online simulations that aims to redefine multiplayer gaming.