Ru Weerasuriya

Ru Weerasuriya

Chief Executive & Creative Officer

Ready At Dawn Studios®

With over 17 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Ru started his career with industry-renowned developer Blizzard Entertainment®. Initially working on Starcraft, he then led the Cinematic art direction for Warcraft III, Starcraft: Ghost and World of Warcraft, and helped the Blizzard Film Department win numerous awards and accolades over the years.�

In 2003, Ru co-founded Ready At Dawn Studios®. 2006 saw the release of Daxter® to commercial and critical acclaim, winning multiple Game of the Year awards. In 2008, the studio released its second game, God of War®: Chains of Olympus under Ru�s direction. Hailed by the public and critics as the best PSP game ever made, it has won both a 2008 Interactive Achievement Award and a 2008 Game Developer�s Choice Award. The studio�s following title, God of War: Ghost of Sparta achieved a similar feat in 2010 winning another Interactive Achievement Award as well as a VGA award.�

As Chief Executive and Creative Officer of Ready At Dawn Studios®, Ru leads the company�s business and creative development. He serves as the creative director and writer on the studio�s latest title, The Order: 1886�, an original intellectual property developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4.�

Ru has been named one of the top 100 developers in the world in both 2008 and 2009, and for the last few years, has served as a judge for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Achievement Awards and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Game Developers Conference. An alumnus of Art Center College of Design, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Transportation Design. His work has appeared in several publications.�

A native of Sri Lanka, having grown up in Switzerland, Ru has lived and worked in Southern California since 1996.