Mobile games leader MegaZebra selects Montréal for its first international office


Mahjong Trails, one of MegaZebra's titles (screenshot)

MegaZebra, an independent video games development company based in Munich, Germany and a pioneer in the web-gaming and mobile gaming space, announce the opening of its first international office in Montréal to take advantage of the city’s large talent pool and accelerate its growth.

“We plan to grow our team in Montréal to more than 50 video-gaming and digital entertainment professionals within the next three years,” says Mark Gazecki, MegaZebra’s co-founder. “We also intend to draw on the new talent pool offered by Montréal to quickly extend our team of game designers to also include software developers, artists and business intelligence experts.”

MegaZebra, established nine years ago by Henning Kosmack and Mark Gazecki, develops and self-publishes free-to-play games for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and for web platforms. Its titles include puzzle games and life simulation games such as Mahjong Trails, Solitaire Castle, Suburbia and Solitaire Chronicles which together have over 100 million installs. “The fact that we are an “indie” and self-publish our titles allows us to pursue creative projects, whatever we like as a team and see potential in,” notes Mr. Kosmack.

Mr. Gazecki explains that a number of factors prompted MegaZebra to open an office in North America, and in Montréal in particular. “The North American market plays a huge role for us in terms of users and revenue. As such it makes a lot of sense for us to have members with North American backgrounds in our teams.”(…)

MegaZebra’s Montréal team is already working on existing and new mobile game titles and prototypes in collaboration with the company’s Munich office. (…)

Source : www.montrealinternational.com/