Prestige Games company appreciates warm welcome to Warwickshire
Warwickshire's thriving games sector has welcomed another major player after Fall Guys developer Mediatonic opened a new studio in Leamington Spa.
Mediatonic Leamington Spa will be headed by company vice president of Art, Phil Warner, and plans to hire across a range of disciplines as it continues to grow its headcount.
The Tonic Games Group developer is best known for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout which took the games world by storm earlier this year. In August, it was confirmed that the title would make its way to mobile devices in China.
Mr Warner expressed his delight at the company's move into Warwickshire and paid tribute to the warm welcome they have received from businesses and Warwickshire County Council.
"More than anything, Mediatonic has always looked for a sense of community in our studio locations," he said. "That is something we feel is hugely important within our teams, but also in the way we engage with other local games companies and developers.
"We've already built some brilliant relationships with other games companies within the town, and we're hugely appreciative of the welcome we have received from both the industry and the local council.
"For our part, we are excited to join such a vibrant game development community and look forward to the opportunity to share expertise and stories."
Warwickshire County Council was pleased to help Mediatonic with their move into the region.
WCC's Digital Creative Lead in the Economy & Skills team Stacy O'Connor provided local information, introduced them to partners and other useful contacts locally and supported them on planning matters
"We are thrilled to have been able to support Mediatonic to establish a presence in the region," said Stacy. "They are a very welcome addition to our thriving games development community.
"They have taken some great space to start their journey in the region and we will continue to support them as their presence grows. They have already supported local activity such as the Interactive Futures event earlier in the year and we look forward to continuing to work together to support the sector as a whole."