Ripstone Games, a Liverpool-based independent video game developer, has announced the opening of two new studios in Birmingham and Athens, Greece, to commemorate the company’s tenth anniversary.
Poker Club and Chess Ultra are among the games on which the developer has worked recently. The company intends to use both studios to concentrate on game development, employ additional people, and take on work for hire projects.
With a new team dedicated to developing cutting-edge technology for future game development projects, the Birmingham studio, located in the Custard Factory, will be led by ex-VooFoo studios co-founder Mark Williams, who previously worked at VooFoo.
By establishing a third new studio in Marathon, Greece, the publisher, which was established in 2011 by Leo Cubbin and Phil Gaskell, aims to expand its staff of over 100 people. With its Liverpool facility located in the Baltic Triangle, it intends to maintain its specialization in the 3D production tool Unreal Engine by making use of its resources.
“We’re looking forward to welcome more outstanding people to the studio as we move into a new phase that places games development and work-for-hire projects at the center of our operations,” said Creative Director and Co-Founder Phil Gaskell.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Ripstone as Facility Head for its new Birmingham studio,” said Mark Williams, Studio Head, Ripstone Birmingham, in a statement.
“I can’t wait to welcome fresh talent to the team to assist us in taking advantage of the possibilities that lie ahead as we create strong new games development technology to propel Ripstone to the next level.”