Harald Riegler is CEO of Sproing, Austria's leading game development studio, where he is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and creative direction. In 1998, he co-founded Sproing together with his partner Gerhard Seiler, and in 2001 the company started to work as an independent console and PC development studio. Today, Sproing is a leading European studio focusing on free-to-play games across all platforms. The team has continuously grown its reputation as a high-quality studio, creating several highly successful games including Deutsche Telekom AG's new browser game hit "Asterix and Friends", Ubisofts 3D browser game "Silent Hunter Online" and Bigpoints "SkyRama". Mobile game hits include two #1 German Appstore hits with "Schlag den Raab" and "North & South".
Harald started his career in the games industry as a programmer, musician and sound designer in the early '90s, working on numerous titles before focusing on studio management. He is an active contributor to the game development community serving on advisory boards such as GDC Europe, Game Connection and Quo Vadis. He is a regular speaker at leading industry events, a former GAME and EGDF board member, and co-founder of the Austrian trade organization IGCG.