GREE today announced the opening of a new game development studio and GREE UK’s planned relocation in September to a new office in the heart of East London’s vibrant Tech City, known by digital innovators as ‘Silicon Roundabout’. The new studio, which will develop for GREE’s mobile social games, is being opened as part of GREE’s aggressive expansion in Europe alongside other regions such as North America, where it recently announced a new Vancouver studio.
The London studio will create exciting employment opportunities within the mobile gaming sector in Europe.GREE UK currently has approximately 20 employees and has been proactively increasing headcount to staff its development, developer relations, marketing and customer support functions. More recruitment opportunities are available with GREE’s UK and European operations in engineering, art, and game production, all of which can be found online at corp.gree.net/uk/en/jobs/.
Ryotaro Shima, Senior Vice President, EML Business Department, GREE, Inc. and CEO, GREE UK Limited, said, “The formation of a UK studio is strategically significant on many levels. Primarily it will allow us to focus on Western content, keyed to local social trends, as well as tailoring content for global propositions. It also reinforces GREE’s commitment to growth within European markets.” Regarding the new office location, Shima added, “The London area known as Silicon Roundabout has grown rapidly as a community of digital innovators and creative forward-thinkers, making it the obvious location for GREE to base UK operations.”
Today at the Global Business Summit on ICT held at the British Business Embassy, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “The Government is determined to make Britain the technology centre of Europe, with the London’s Tech City at its heart. London 2012 is the perfect stage to show investors and entrepreneurs how much we have already achieved, and the exciting potential of what is to come. We are also proud to demonstrate the world-class innovation of the British tech industry, which is helping to deliver the most digitally-advanced Games in history.”
GREE will exhibit at the forthcoming gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany from August 15 to 19, where members of the UK recruitment team will be on hand to discuss employment opportunities.
For more information about GREE, please visit www.corp-gree.net/uk/en.
About GREE, Inc.
GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is focused on building the world’s leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers, while creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. GREE is continuing to expand globally and has offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Sao Paolo.