Swedish Game Developer Brings On Experienced Core Team With The Founding of London’s Newest Game Studio
MALMÖ, SWEDEN & LONDON, UK — Oct. 14, 2020 — Today, game developer Sharkmob AB announced the formation of its first studio outside Sweden; Sharkmob London Ltd. Located in Central London, the studio will be led by Managing Director James Dobrowski and a senior management team consisting of Design Director Martin Connor, Live Game Director Sam Barton and Art Director Benjamin Penrose. James will report directly to Sharkmob CEO Fredrik Rundqvist.
Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob added:
“London is one of the greatest cities in the world and the United Kingdom has an amazing development community. We see London as a global city - with good national and international connections - and though 2020 has posed exceptional challenges to us all, as we look beyond these, - the UK will always be a key location for game development.”
James Dobrowski, Managing Director of Sharkmob London said:
“Our plan over the next few years is to add another industry leading studio in the heart of London, which is also close to some of the UK’s development hubs such as Guildford, Leamington Spa and Cambridge. Our new team will have unprecedented levels of creative freedom plus the full support of like-minded veteran developers back in Malmö. The London studio will fully embrace Sharkmob’s approach to studio culture and be encouraged to push boundaries in craft, expertise and creativity.”
Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob concluded by saying:
“A studio is nothing without the right people at its core and we want to do everything we can to find and nurture talent without letting location hold us back. I am very happy to welcome James and his talented team to the Sharkmob crew.”
Founded in 2017, Sharkmob has rapidly grown from a five person start-up to a large team of world class developers operating out of one of Malmö’s most iconic locations. Sharkmob is currently working on two AAA quality, unannounced projects for PC and consoles. One is based on a cult classic IP and the other is a brand new, proprietary universe created in-house.
The London studio core team has many years of experience in games development, having worked for companies such as Mediatonic, Rockstar North, CCP, Wargaming and Playground Games. The London team will be partnering on the two existing projects as well as taking lead on the development of a third project of their own.
Sharkmob is a game studio with offices in Malmö, Sweden and London, founded in 2017 and acquired by Tencent Games in 2019. The studio develops AAA quality games for PC and console, using the Unreal Engine to power its ambitions of taking multiplayer games to new heights. Sharkmob is currently working on three unannounced projects.
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