Game Development Studio Chooses Nova Scotia for Growth

Sep 30, 2015

Hothead Games Opens New Development Studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Canadian games developer expands operations coast to coast 

Hothead LogoVancouver, British Columbia – September 30, 2015 – Hothead Games, the mobile games studio behind mobile hits such as Kill Shot, the Big Win Sports series and, most recently, Boom Boom Football, revealed its expansion across Canada today with the opening of a new studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Pulling from the best video games development talent in Canada and beyond, the established Maritimes team now joins forces with the studio in Vancouver. Hothead Games was established in 2006, and this new studio addition brings the total Hothead count to 130 people. 

Located in downtown Halifax, Hothead Halifax is already up and running, comprised of a full development team of 25 people and growing. The team has been set up independently allowing full project and games development with programming, design and art all in-house. The studio has been focused on Hothead’s first person shooter franchise, Kill Shot, developing core technology for the company and becoming an integral part of the live-operations team. 

As a company, Hothead now runs a games as a service model for all its mobile titles, with production teams working side by side with data analysis, dev ops, QA, monetization, marketing and 24/7 customer support, distributing all games through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Chris Pink, Producer at the Halifax studio, said, “Not only is it exciting to be working as part of a successful mobile games team on a global stage, but it gives us great pleasure to represent Halifax and the east coast of Canada, with its growing technology and games sector.”  

“We are proud to be a coast-to-coast Canadian company servicing the world,” said Vlad Ceraldi, Hothead’s Director of Development. “Setting up Hothead in Halifax was an easy decision, as the growth in tech, the great schools, and the history of the local games sector in that area matched well with our own objectives for growth. By working with Nova Scotia’s business development agency, NSBI, we were able to expand quickly and build a creative environment that we feel can help take us to the next level.” 

About Hothead Games

Hothead Games is one of Canada's largest independent game studios. Founded in 2006, when our Hotheads barely had cold feet, our goal was nothing less than total world domination. We continue to strive for entertainment in all things, including our mobile game catalog, our company culture, and even this self-aggrandizing boilerplate that you're reading right now. For more information, visit www.hotheadgames.com. 

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