Burlingame, CA — February 10, 2012— GREE International, Inc. today officially announces plans to move into new offices in San Francisco’s China Basin, home to many of the industry’s leading social mobile gaming companies, as well as top web and social mobile experts. GREE is currently in the middle of extensive hiring for a variety of different positions - including engineering, game production, marketing and art - and will be moving into the 41,000 sq. ft. space this Spring. Housed in China Basin will be the newly-opened game development studio who’s focus is on building high-quality, free-to-play games from the ground up and aimed at the international market.
“We know San Francisco is the best place for us to find the significant industry talent we are searching for, to help us bring a top notch social gaming experience to all of our players. We are thrilled to create this unique and comfortable space to illustrate our commitment to both San Francisco, an international hub of this industry, and our employees,” says Naoki Aoyagi, CEO of GREE International, Inc. “GREE is committed to building the leading global mobile social games ecosystem and reaching our goal of having one billion users. We are confident we can make this happen thanks in part to the games coming out of our North American studio, our amazing partners, and the new GREE Platform.”
The North American studio, being run by Eiji Araki, will ensure that GREE stays on the forefront of game technology by constantly updating and evolving games to meet the needs and expectations of the players. With more than six years of successful mobile social games development experience in Japan, Araki plans to marry his expertise in the free-to-play business model with top Bay Area talent to create industry-leading products for the world. Araki also plans on significantly expanding the game development team. The studio will release several games over the coming months with the first two scheduled for March 2012.
“Our team is hard at work to deliver best-in-class content,” says Eiji Araki, Senior Vice President of Social Games, GREE International, Inc. “Our aim is to constantly change the face of mobile social gaming and we know, without a doubt, that San Francisco is THE city to find the top talent to build unique games from the ground up for the Western Market.”
The new 41,000 sq ft. China Basin office space will feature an ergonomic design concept, featuring a unique gaming focus, a brainstorming lounge for team breakout sessions, and a fully stocked kitchen. In addition to its innovative interior, GREE will be offering its employees a variety of exciting benefits including on-site yoga classes, healthy snack and meal options, and a monthly public transit allowance.
In addition to in-house game development, GREE will continue to focus on building relationships with third party game developers and publishers as they move towards releasing their new global mobile social games platform – called GREE Platform - in Q2 2012. GREE is dedicated to providing the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users around the world, by creating high-quality content in collaboration with established global partners.
For more information about GREE or to apply for jobs, please visit www.gree-corp.com.
About GREE, Inc.
GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is now focused on building the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide, with an emphasis on creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content and the new GREE Platform. Following the acquisition of OpenFeint in April 2011, GREE's robust network now reaches over 190 million players and offers over 7,500 game applications to users around the world. With offices in Tokyo (head office), San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Dubai, GREE will continue to aggressively expand worldwide.
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