Mobile games giant to create 21 highly skilled games development jobs in Edinburgh

Mobile games giant Skymoons has launched a studio in Edinburgh – the first Chinese games investment Scotland has seen - creating initially 21 highly skilled games development jobs.

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14/02/2017

The studio will develop an MMO (multi player on line game) with Michael Boniface, formerly from Reloaded Productions, at the helm as Director. Mr Boniface, with his extensive experience of the games sector in Scotland has been able to identify appropriate, experienced talent able to support this development.

Skymoons has also been supported by Scottish Development International to help select Edinburgh for its new studio, allowing it to tap into Scotland's dynamic games industry based on a well-established reputation for excellence and innovation.

First established in Chengdu, a hotbed for game development in China, Skymoons Digital Entertainment Co is now one of the most established publishers of mobile games in the country, and currently expanding its business to the global digital entertainment market.

While this initial investment will create 21 jobs, the company are actively seeking more opportunities and hope to expand further over the next two years.

Michael Boniface, Director at Skymoons Edinburgh, said:

“The establishment of Skymoons’s new studio in Scotland is a game changer, and an exciting opportunity for those who make up the strong resource of locally based talent. I am very pleased to be representing Skymoons in this venture and will be recruiting new staff shortly, aiming for all 21 jobs to be filled by the end of June. We are delighted to work so closely with Scottish Development International in bringing this plan to fruition and are confident that it will have great success.”

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