A video game developer is opening a new studio in Leamington in a move which is set to create around 60 new jobs.
Mediatonic is the creator of the hit game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Mediatonic and its success has seen it enjoy a period of sustained growth.
Mediatonic is moving into the Mezzanine floor at 1 Mill Street, based on the corner of Mill Street and Leam Terrace – a new co-working space.
The move will see Mediatonic hiring a new team to complement their 270-plus colleagues already developing a blend of PC, mobile and console titles across the company’s existing locations. It estimates 60 new jobs will be created in Leamington by 2022.
Mediatonic’s arrival in Leamington strengthen’s south Warwickshire’s position as a centre for the games industry, which has seen it branded ‘silicon spa’.
Mediatonic joins the likes of Ubisoft, Playground Games and Codemasters who all operate close by.
The town’s cluster of world-class studios, located in close proximity to independent studios, proved a big reason for Mediatonic’s move to Leamington.
Mediatonic’s VP of Art, Phil Warner said: “Mediatonic has always looked for an active community of developers around its studio locations—that’s something we feel is hugely important to drive creativity, both within our teams and across the region.
“We fell in love with the feel of 1 Mill Street as soon as we saw it and we’re delighted to be able to open our new studio alongside so many other like-minded businesses.
“To be able to make use of so many additional facilities, from world-class presentation spaces through to the on-site podcast studios, we feel that Mediatonic Leamington Spa will be a wonderful and important addition to our studios in London, Madrid, Brighton and Guildford.
“We’ve already built some brilliant relationships with other video games companies within the town, and we’re excited to join such a vibrant game development community and look forward to the opportunity to share expertise and stories.
“We have a long-term commitment to creating engaging seasonal content for our Fall Guys player-base, and with exciting projects in the pipeline, we are looking forward to welcoming industry talent across a wide range of disciplines to join our team in Leamington.”
Mediatonic is the fifth business to sign up to 1 Mill Street – which opened its doors in November – and features flexible offices, dedicated desks and hot-desking, a video and sound studio, The Muse Coffeehouse, meeting areas and an events space.
Other organisations joining Mediatonic at 1 Mill Street include marketing firm Gibsonhaus, creative business engagement agency Purple Monster, providers of smart technology in the modern workspace coodart and rugby club Wasps.
Nigel Shanahan, founder of 1 Mill Street, said: “Mediatonic’s arrival is fantastic news not just for 1 Mill Street, but for the wider town as it will enrich Leamington’s gaming cluster and encourage collaborative working between themselves and the wider business community.
“The move also allows Mediatonic’s staff to split their time between an office and home environment – and their commitment to 1 Mill Street alongside four other businesses vindicates that this is becoming a growing trend within the business community.”
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