Banbury-based Lightning Fish is to open a development studio in Pune, India.
The new studio will open with five senior managers: the studio head and the department leads. Lightning Fish has said it hopes to have twenty staff in Pune by the of the year. The studio will employ environment and UI artists, tools and Actionscript programmers, motion editors and QA staff.
The new studio will support the firm’s UK development teams as Lightning Fish seeks to build on the expansion.
Simon Prytherch, CEO of Lightning Fish commented: “When we started Lightning Fish we planned to be a dominant force in the development of motion tracking games. We also wanted to build the capability to develop three titles simultaneously. 2010 is the year that we achieve both these goals”.
Neal Gandhi, CEO of Quickstart Global added “Our In-House Anywhere model was set up to enable companies such as Lightning Fish to access global talent without the headaches involved in setting up their own operation overseas. We understand just how important it is for Games studios to have their own staff working under their direction and look forward to supporting Lightning Fish to grow their team and achieve their goals.”