YoYo Games to Double its Staff to 50

A Dundee computer games company is to double the number of staff it employs.

YoYo Games currently has 25 employees but is planning to create an additional 25 new positions, mainly in systems development, software engineering, sales and customer service.

The firm makes the “GameMaker:Studio” software, which is credited with being the world’s most widely used game development software.

The expansion has prompted the company to move to new offices.

YoYo Games established its European headquarters in Dundee in May 2010 by opening an office within Abertay University with two team members.

The business focuses on helping developers create games that can be played on multiple devices, such as phones, tablets and computers.

As part of the growth plans the company has leased new offices in the DundeeOne building within the £1bn Dundee Waterfront development.

Sandy Duncan, YoYo Games CEO, said: “The business is growing rapidly and we need top quality flexible office space that will reflect the scale of our ambitions whilst providing our staff with an environment in which they can continue to do great work.

“We are delighted with Dundee – the quality of staff coming out of the universities and colleges is outstanding and has been core to our success.

“This move into Dundee Waterfront and the DundeeOne building will allow us to accelerate our growth plans and hopefully create further high quality employment opportunities.”

Mike Galloway, Dundee city development director, said: “YoYo Games is an outstanding example of the entrepreneurial technology-led businesses that are flourishing in Dundee.

“We are very pleased that the company is doing so well, and pleased that they have chosen to locate in the Waterfront Area.”

Published on April 22, 2013  |  Permalink