The war in Ukraine continues to wreak havoc on the industry. playsonone of the leading game developers for the regulated gaming industry, announced that its product owner perished in the fighting.
Honcharuk’s contributions are immeasurable
Oleksandr Honcharouk worked as a Product Owner at Playson for over two years. The talented industry specialist joined the company in 2020 and has since helped it roll out exceptional products.
Honcharuk had over a decade of experience in the gaming industry and had served some of the most notable studios. His experience included two years as Art Director and Creative Director of Playtika. Additionally, Honcharuk worked for a year and a half as Art Director and Art Director Supervisor of Net Entertainment. After that, the young developer became a game producer and studio manager at Playtech, where he remained until December 2016.
One of Honcharuk’s last jobs was a year-long stint as chief game officer and product owner of Techona. Prior to joining Playson, Honcharuk worked as an independent casino gaming consultant for over two years.
Overall, Honcharuk has contributed a lot to the industry through his tenures in various companies in the gambling industry. Unfortunately, his contributions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cut short his contributions.
Playson announced that Honcharuk perished during the war
With great sadness, Playson announced that Honcharuk had perished in Ukraine. According to the statement, he was one of countless volunteers who joined efforts to protect their country. Many people in the gaming industry have joined the war against misinformation, provided humanitarian aid to people in need, or joined the armed forces.
The society described Honcharuk as a cheerful, witty, kind, honest and intelligent person. Because of this, the studio will miss the exceptional worker and great friend that he was.
While his creativity and enthusiasm have been crucial in developing Playson’s most successful recent games, his loss will also be felt across the industry, having worked at many companies over a iGaming career of over 14 years.
Playson wished Honcharuk rest in peace and sent his deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Companies in the sector have condemned the invasion of Ukraine. Following this, many of the most influential names in the game pledged to support those who are suffering by providing humanitarian aid. As a sign of industry goodwill, several companies have come together under the “Gaming Industry for Ukraine” initiative and launched a campaign in support of war victims.