Malmö-based game developer Sharkmob has announced the formation of its first studio outside of Sweden in London, UK.
The Sharkmob London core team, including managing director James Dobrowski, design director Martin Connor, live game director Sam Barton and art director Benjamin Penrose, has many years of experience in games development, having worked for companies such as Mediatonic, Rockstar North, CCP, Wargaming and Playground Games.
“London is one of the greatest cities in the world and the United Kingdom has an amazing development community,” says Sharkmob CEO Fredrik Rundqvist. “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.”
Founded in 2017 and acquired by Tencent Games in 2019, Swedish Sharkmob has rapidly grown from a five person start-up to a large team of world-class developers currently working on three unannounced projects.
“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,” says Sharkmob London MD James Dobrowski. “Our new team will have unprecedented levels of creative freedom plus the full support of like-minded veteran developers back in Malmö.”