Mobile game developer Hutch Games has expanded their operation internationally with a new studio in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The developer behind Hot Wheels: Race Off and Race Kings has offices in London and Brighton. The move globally is to help increase development time across different time zones and also to exploit the vast amounts of game and tech talent available in the region. The studio’s games now boast a combined 130 million players.
The new studio will start with a focus on software engineering but will eventually move towards more advancements, helping Hutch to start cross-platform game development and improving their own propriety technology. The studio also recently had an injection of cash following an investment round.
"Our global expansion responds to the demand for new, high quality and refreshing games, which give audiences a thrill wherever they are," said Hutch CEO, Shaun Rutland. "We’ve moved up a gear and the expansion will support the various projects currently in the works, allowing us to accelerate our development process and tap into a wealth of local talent. This expansion of capabilities will see us bring a number of new titles to market, keeping our racing loving fans fueled with new and exciting games.”
“I am delighted to be spearheading the operations of Hutch in Canada, supporting the team with additional software development resource to help bring our visions to reality," said Sean Turner, who is going to be the studio head for Hutch Canada. "We now have access to a fantastic talent pool in Nova Scotia, and we’re all looking forward to building the Hutch family further to continue our work on creating leading edge mobile racing games.”
“Nova Scotia has competitive advantages in gaming and interactive media," said Laurel Broten, president of Nova Soctia Business Inc. "At NSBI, we work to match our region’s great talent with great new companies. Our work is hands-on, helping our clients optimize their operations through a Nova Scotia location, and we are excited to be part of Hutch’s growth.”