California-based mobile developer Javaground has announced it is opening a production studio in Montréal.
"Montréal is a North American leader in game development. By opening a studio here, we will be able to benefit from the know-how of the region’s experienced professionals," said Javaground’s president and CEO, Alexandre Kral.
Established in 2001, Javaground is a developer of mobile games such as God of War: Betrayal, Spiderman 3, Casino Royale, and Ghost ‘N Ghouls. Also a provider of development and porting tools for the mobile industry, its principal asset is the Javaground Xpress Suite.
The company, which is investing in excess of $1million this year in a bid to grow its new team, employs over sixty staff members in the US, Italy and Canada, and is currently scouring the Montréal International Game Summit for staff.
“Over the next two or three years, we are looking at a target of between twenty-five to thirty employees," said Vincent Deschênes, Javaground Canada’s director of operations.