Social game developer Playfish has opened a new development studio located in San Francisco.
The company’s fourth game development studio – it also has development houses in London, Beijing and Norway – “will target the Bay Area’s considerable talent resources” to create original titles for platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, iPhone and Android.
Formed in 2007, Playfish has enjoyed breakout success on social networks with the likes of Pet Society, Restaurant City and Country Story. It claims that its nine games have been installed over 135 million times and have more then 50 million active monthly players.
The company already operates a business development focused office in San Francisco which was established last year.
“Playfish and the Bay Area are both known for their cultures of excellence, attracting the best and brightest talent and a San Francisco studio enables us to benefit from the region’s skilled workforce,” said Playfish CEO and co-founder Kristian Segerstrale. “Through our new team in San Francisco we plan to extend Playfish’s creative and collaborative culture and find new sources of inspiration in our mission to change the way the world plays games.”