GRIN announces new studio in Gothenburg, Sweden

Stockholm Dec 14, 2007. GRIN AB is one of Scandinavia’s largest developers of console and PC games with 190 employees. Today the company proudly announced that it is opening a new studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Recently, the company announced it is working with top Japanese publisher Capcom to develop the highly anticipated Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and PC platforms.

”Our ambition is to be better, faster and more fun to work with than other developers and we want to spread that ambition to the Gothenburg region. We’ve had a very successful year and our goal is to continue the success with the opening of a new a studio in Gothenburg.” said Bo Andersson, CEO GRIN.

GRIN Gothenburg is located in the heart of the city with 700 square meters of top modern office space. When we open the doors on the 7th of January 2008 most of the team will consist of true veterans from the games industry that either come from the region or have moved in to join the ambitious project. GRIN will be hiring throughout the winter and spring.

”Gothenburg has a long tradition of games development but has been missing a really established development house in recent years. With GRIN’s bold move we will be reinstating Gothenburg as a high profile development region.” said Peter Björklund, Lead Gameplay Programmer, GRIN Gothenburg.

ABOUT GRIN

GRIN was founded in 1997 by brothers Bo and Ulf Andersson with the goal to develop games that take advantage of the very latest in technology. GRIN’s first title, Ballistics, was among the first games to ever ship using pixel shader technology– it sold nearly 2 million units and was also developed into an Arcade Machine. The next GRIN title was Bandits– Phoenix Rising for the PC followed by the stand alone PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Fighter.

The latest released title in 2007 was the stand alone PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Fighter 2. GRIN is today 190 employees and has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. GRIN also has offices in Barcelona, Spain– Jakarta, Indonesia and now Gothenburg, Sweden.

For more information please contact Gunnar Johansson, GRIN.

Direct Phone: +46 8 20 30 95, Cell Phone: +46 70 172 50 50 or by e-mail gunnar.johansson@grin.se


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