DIGIT Game Studios to create 40 new jobs in Ireland
Published 28/05/2015 | 17:26
Ireland's largest game development studio has announced the creation of 40 jobs.
Following on from yesterday's announcement of a multi-million dollar investment by US firm Scopely, DIGIT today announced the immediate creation of 40 jobs.
The game development studio, based in Dublin, currently employs 20 people and have launched a recruitment drive to increase their numbers to 60. The news will come as a welcome vote of confidence in the Irish games industry, a sector which has traditionally performed well in terms of middleware and customer support but has struggled to widely produce the lucrative IP associated with original content.
The 40 positions advertised cover the full spectrum of games development, including various art, business, production and technology jobs.
Formed in 2012, DIGIT released their first title, strategy multiplayer title Kings of the Realm, in September 2014.
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“Content is the richest source of value in this industry and we are delighted to have significant opportunity to create a lot of it. We are adding to our team to help us do just that,” said Richard Barnwell, founder and CEO, DIGIT Game Studios. “In addition to Kings of the Realm, we are scaling up our studio to launch an all-new title with iconic, world-leading AAA IP, that has a chance to be huge.”
The strategic partnership with Los Angeles-based Scopely will see a multi-million dollar investment in DIGIT as part of a multi-game publishing deal.
“We look to partner with the world's leading mobile game developers of specific genres." said Tim O'Brien, Chief Revenue Officer, Scopely. "DIGIT clearly have some bold ambitions and the development approach they have exhibited to date is impressive – they boast an accomplished and engaged international team who have managed to build a fresh gaming experience from the ground up. We believe they are emerging as a leader in mobile strategy games.”
Further information on the available jobs can be found at digitgaming.com/careers