Thorsten Leimann

Lead System Designer

About Me

Thorsten is a Lead Systems Designer at Cloud Imperium Games in Frankfurt, Germany.

He studied Physics at the LMU in Munich and was studying Computer Science at Fernuniversität Hagen.

He started working at Ubisoft Blue Byte as a Tester for the Fitness Game Fit in Six/ My Fitness Coach Club. Directly after he was the Lead Tester on the Nintendo WiiU launch title Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013.

After shipping the last Fitness game from Ubisoft Blue Byte, Thorsten started to work as a Game Designer on the mobile game Assassin’s Creed Identity on iOS and Android. Where he was mainly responsible for mission scripting and enemy balancing.

Directly after, Thorsten got the opportunity to start a research and development project in VR as the only Game Designer, which ultimately let to several VR experiences. The first title of this team was released in 2018 called Escape the Lost Pyramid followed by Beyond Medusa’s Gate and the latest installment Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time.

From 2020 on he was the responsible Game Designer for Accessiblity and Comfort for Assassins Creed VR. Where he did R&D work to come up with solutions for Motion Sickness and other problems players might face in VR applications.

In 2021 he made his dream come true and started to work as a Senior Systems Designer for Cloud Imperium Games on Star Citizen.

In 2022 he got promoted to Lead Systems Designer leading the EUPU-team.
The teams is responsible for the majority of the industrial professions and other features in the Star Citizen universe.

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