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French developer Kobojo opens Scottish studio

French developer Kobojo opens Scottish studio

French developer Kobojo has announced the opening of a new development studio in Dundee, Scotland.

The new branch has been established to help make Kobojo's latest project, which draws on the experience of some of the industry's most renowned creative talent and will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show, a reality.

In order to set up shop in Scotland the Parisian firm worked closely with Scottish Enterprise, the country's main economic, innovation, and investment agency.

Cultural cohesion

Mario Rizzo, Kobojo CEO, has explained that the company chose to expand into Scotland in order to tap into its rich vein of talent.

“Dundee has a rich history of game development for global audiences and we are grateful to Scottish Enterprise for supporting our team,” said Rizzo.

“To create the experience, which will embody our commitment to creating stunning experiences for mid-core gamers, Dundee offered an abundance of exceptional talent.

"Our next game will be the culmination of extensive collaborative development between cultures that has never before happened.”

Kobojo's office in Paris

Scottish Enterprise's international sector head, Mark Newlands, is just as excited about the move, revealing the agency is looking forward to supporting Kobojo as it embarks on a 'growth journey'.

“We are delighted to announce that Kobojo will be joining an ever increasing cluster of game developers in Dundee,” added Newlands.

“The company looked at various locations for this new studio but chose Dundee because of the availability of talent and good links to Universities.

"They have an achievable goal of creating up to 40 new jobs and plan to expand their customer reach and appeal to global audiences, and we look forward to working with them on their growth journey.”

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