Company creating 50 jobs

Games firm to create VR products in Stirling

John RissikA computer games firm is taking on 50 staff in Stirling to create a flight simulation package to add to its range of virtual reality products.

Dovetail Games, which specialises in non-violent games, employs 11 in the town and 120 at its headquarters in Kent and has received backing from Clydesdale Bank to boost staffing.

The company’s most main game is Train Simulator, which allows players who are passionate about railways to experience driving a variety of trains. Recently the firm has expanded its portfolio to include Euro Fishing.

General manager Jon Rissik (pictured) said: “We are looking to grow the business in a new direction and build a bigger team in Scotland.  Virtual reality is without question the future of gaming and we are interested in exploring VR development more in the future.

“Clydesdale Bank is extremely supportive of our plans and recognises the exciting growth opportunity presented by new platforms such as virtual reality gaming.”

 Stephen Buchan, head of Clydesdale’s Edinburgh business and private banking centre, said: “Dovetail Games is a well-managed and ambitious games firm which aspires to be the world’s number one simulation entertainment company.

“We look forward to working in partnership with the management team as they develop their innovative product range and continue to grow their creative development teams.”

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