SOCIAL and mobile games publisher, Outplay Entertainment, today confirmed the location of the company’s new global headquarters.
Based in central Dundee, the Vision Building was created specifically to support cutting edge digital media companies. This provides Outplay with a flexible environment and space for the company’s ambitious growth plans over the next several months.
Dundee is the ‘gaming capital of Scotland; and home to many of the country’s most successful game developers, as well as the University of Abertay. The city is acknowledged worldwide as a hub of videogaming expertise.
Douglas Hare, co-founder and CEO of Outplay Entertainment, said: “Establishing Outplay’s global headquarters was a crucial first step for the company.
“We considered various locations in North America and Europe but Dundee stood out for a number of reasons, not least the concentration of talent, comprehensive support and the level of expertise across every organisation we encountered.
“Dundee has a long and proud history of creating world-class games and we’re thrilled to be locating Outplay in the city at a crucial period in the ongoing evolution of the global gaming market.”
Richard Hare, co-founder and President of Outplay, agrees: “For a social and mobile games publisher, Dundee has a great deal to offer Outplay. It is home to several independent developers active on these platforms and related technologies, as well as academic institutions including the University of Abertay which is recognised globally as a pioneer within the interactive sector. We’re delighted to be here.”
The new Outplay Entertainment offices are located at:
The Vision Building, Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
Outplay is actively recruiting a wide range of development, production and office staff. To find out more, or to see which roles are required visit www.outplayentertainment.com/recruitment
About Outplay Entertainment:
Headquartered in Dundee, the ‘digital capital of Scotland;, Outplay is focused on developing games for rapidly expanding online gaming platforms – such as Facebook – and the new generation of connected mobile devices, which are introducing gaming to an ever-increasing global audience.
Founded in 2010 by industry ‘veterans’, Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay brings a wealth of experience to the rapidly evolving world of social and mobile games. Both brothers have over 25 years of experience in the videogames industry.
Having started their professional careers in the mid 80s, they moved to Orange County, California in the 90s to work at Virgin Interactive.
Along with colleague and friend, Gary Priest, they left Virgin In 1997 to found their first independent development studio, The Collective.
The Collective developed numerous high-profile titlesm including Star Wars: Episode III, Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, and Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.
In 2005, The Collective merged with Backbone Entertainment, to form Foundation 9 Entertainment. With Douglas and Richard as key members of the senior management team, Foundation 9 went on to secure a significant investment from a large Private Equity company in 2006 and subsequently grew to become one of the largest independent developers in the world with over 800 personnel in 11 studios on three continents.
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