Ireland’s largest game developer has announced an international recruitment drive and the immediate creation of 40 jobs that will effectively triple the size of its international studio based in Dublin.
The jobs news coincides with a major investment announcement yesterday by US company, Scopely – the leading touchscreen entertainment network.
DIGIT currently employs 20 people at their Dublin studio and has launched a recruitment drive to immediately grow this number to 60.
Founded in 2012 in Dublin, today DIGIT is Ireland’s largest game development studio – an international team with collective experience working on some of the world’s most successful game franchises in browser, console, MMO, mobile and social games.
“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.”
Los Angeles-based touchscreen entertainment network, Scopely, yesterday revealed a strategic partnership with DIGIT Game Studios whereby the US-based firm will make a multi-million dollar investment in Ireland’s largest game developer as part of the multi-game publishing deal.
“Scopely is the partner of choice for the world’s leading free to play game developers,” said Tim O’Brien, chief revenue officer, Scopely. “We look to partner with the world’s leading mobile game developers of specific genres. 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.”
Welcoming the announcement, Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland commented: “The Irish digital creative sector continues to gain international recognition and this investment into DIGIT Game Studios is proof of the ability of a young Irish games company to compete internationally and deliver high quality jobs in Ireland, I congratulate DIGIT on their continued success.”
DIGIT nurtures a culture of openness and empowerment and believes that the way to build a deeper game experience for players starts by fostering an excellent environment for developers to grow, learn and create success. Boasting an evolutionary spirit, a truly open culture and ambitions to evolve the games industry, DIGIT Game Studios launched their first game, Kings of the Realm, in September 2014. An engaging fantasy strategy MMO with innovative 3D gameplay, Kings of the Realm is the world’s first truly cross-platform game.
To learn more, visit www.DIGITgaming.com/careers.