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Update: Voodoo expands 'beyond hyper-casual' with new Montreal studio

Update: Voodoo expands 'beyond hyper-casual' with new Montreal studio

Update: Voodoo has officially confirmed to PocketGamer.biz that the company is opening a new studio in Montreal with Mehdi El Moussali heading up the new location as its game lead. 

"Montreal is an innovation hub with a diverse and highly skilled talent pool, which offers a great opportunity for Voodoo to continue to push boundaries in the world of mobile," said El Moussali.

"I am excited to be part of one of the most progressive companies that exist right now. Voodoo offers team members the chance to run projects with autonomy while supporting them to bring innovative ideas to mobile.

"We’ll be looking to explore new concepts and continue Voodoo’s reputation of launching platform defining games."

Original Story: Hyper-casual specialist Voodoo has opened a new studio in Montreal, Canada.

The news was made public by the studio’s lead Mehdi El Moussali via a Linkedin post, where he expressed his excitement for the expansion.

The developer that has surpassed more than two billion mobile game downloads, will now utilise the Canadian-based studio to work on games “beyond hyper-casual”, according to the post.

PocketGamer.biz has reached out to Voodoo for further clarity regarding the new location opening, as no official announcement has been made at the time of writing.

New hires

“It makes me happy when I hear that a new game studio is opening or expanding, those are great news for our industry,” wrote El Moussali in his LinkedIn post. 

As part of its expansion, Voodoo is currently looking to hire senior game artist, senior game designers and senior game developers. All of which can be applied for here.

Voodoo recently brought on several new hires to its Berlin studio with experience from Blizzard, King and Mamau.


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Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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