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Skymoons creates 21 jobs

China makes first games investment in Scotland

SkymoonsChina’s first games investment in Scotland will see mobile games company Skymoons launch a studio in Edinburgh.

The studio will develop an MMO (multi player on line game) with Michael Boniface, formerly from Reloaded Productions, at the helm as director. The games veteran will have a team of 21 games developers. 

Skymoons has been supported by Scottish Development International to help select Edinburgh for the studio, allowing it to tap into Scotland’s dynamic games industry.

First established in Chengdu, a hotbed for game development in China, Skymoons Digital Entertainment Co is now one of the most established publishers of mobile games in the country, and is expanding its business to the global digital entertainment market.

The company hopes to expand in Edinburgh over the next two years.

Mr Boniface said: “The establishment of Skymoons’ new studio in Scotland is a game changer, and an exciting opportunity for those who make up the strong resource of locally based talent.”

Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “This is a great example of international investment in Scotland’s growing digital economy and a good example of Scottish Development International support.

“Scotland is known around the world for our dynamic and successful creative industries – having produced some of the best known and bestselling games in the world.”

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