Games provider Gamevy has announced its decision to open a new studio in Newcastle, which will bring 30 jobs to the city over the next two years.
The London-based games developer is a licensed operator of real-money online betting games, including lottery such as SpinLotto, bingo and virtual scratchcards. It has offices in Berlin and Bilbao.
Dan Rough, chief operating officer of Gamevy, revealed that the company was convinced to set up in Newcastle thanks to its experience of the 1UP North gaming festival, where Invest Newcastle, a service managed by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, introduced the games developer to the local tech community.
“We have an exceptional tech team – and it means we’re only ever looking for exceptional people to join us,” said Rough.
“We were really impressed by the people we met in Newcastle and we’re convinced that we’re going to build a vibrant, entrepreneurial games studio here.”
Digital and tech recruitment agency Ronald James will be responsible for helping Gamevy to build a team of talented designers and developers in its Newcastle studio. The company plans to employ up to 30 people in 2 years’ time.
“The collaborative nature of our networks here undeniably creates added value for businesses that chose to locate here,” commented Matt Bratton, inward investment manager from Invest Newcastle.
“I have no doubt that Gamevy will benefit from the support our sector network provides. This is a great opportunity for our talented designers and developers to work for an organisation that puts creativity and autonomy at the heart of its workplace culture.”