HALIFAX – New Brunswick’s Gogii Games has announced a new office expansion to downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, that will see more than 20 new employees join the existing Gogii Games team over the coming 18 months.
Gogii’s expansion into Halifax will also expand the video game design and development capabilities of the existing Moncton-based team to support additional, concurrent product development.
“In the past 10 years we have watched a strong game development community form in the Halifax area, and with our new expansion we knew it was the right place for us to grow,” says George Donovan, president of Gogii Games, in a release. “Looking at the talent pool already available in the region, the 38,000+ undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Nova Scotia’s 10 universities and 13 community college campuses, and the commitment from the local and regional governments to support video game development, Halifax was an easy choice to expand Gogii’s operations.”
This year, Gogii will be launching three new mobile Free-to-Play games in partnership with San Francisco-based Last Day of Work Software (‘LDW’). Gogii’s teams will develop and support the titles for players to give LDW’s massive player base more of the great experiences they’ve come to expect from the brands.
Gogii and LDW are looking to Halifax to support the growth needed to accelerate the development of additional titles and to build up Gogii’s capabilities to support opportunities worldwide.
“We are dedicated to helping companies like Gogii grow their business, connecting Gogii to local senior game developers and having in-depth meetings to talk recruitment strategy are some of the services Nova Scotia Business Inc. provided to help Gogii choose Halifax,” says Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc in a news release. “We look forward to Gogii’s future success.”