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Major Investment in International Games Startup for Ireland

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Major Investment in International Games Startup for Ireland PR Newswire DUBLIN, June 28, 2012 DUBLIN, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digit to create largest indie games studio in I r e l a n d Digit Game Studios has acquired significant funding from

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Major Investment in International Games
Startup for Ireland
PR Newswire
DUBLIN, June 28, 2012
DUBLIN
,
June 28, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Digit to create largest indie games studio in
Ireland
Digit Game Studios has acquired significant funding from Irish investors to
establish a major independent games studio in
Ireland
. The management team
has held senior positions in EA, Atari, Jagex, Popcap and Jolt/Gamestop.
"We chose
Dublin
because of the ability to access best in class talent, the great
support from Enterprise Ireland and the general buzz around the cities startup
scene. We hope to hire locally and to attract some top class people from
around the games world", said Richard Barnwell, CEO of Digit.
"The arrival of Digit Games, with its talented team, innovative backers and
the exciting market that they will address, demonstrates that Social, Locational
and Mobile (SoLoMo) is the main driver of the Irish games scene," David
Sweeney, Games Ireland.
Greg Treston, Enterprise Ireland said: 'Digit Game Studios is a highly innovative
young Irish company which will rapidly make a name for itself in the games
sector. This is a hugely positive development for start ups in the games
sector."
"The creation of original IP in the country by such a team of talented
developers will lead to some very exciting opportunities in this sector. The
International Digital Services Centre (IDSC) will provide the necessary services
and act as a platform for companies like Digit alongside the multinationals who
have also located their IP and European HQ's here."
Neil Leyden of the International Digital Services Centre.
About Digit GamingFounders
CEO Richard Barnwell was most recently CEO of Jolt Online Gaming and an
Advisor to GameStop (NYSE:GME) Prior to that he was CEO of secureVirtual
(Cloud hosting platform in
London
) and part of the original management team
at Jagex
CMO Martin Frain was most recently Marketing Director at Stan James.
He was Marketing and Biz Dev Director at Atari, Global Marketing Director at
EA, Marketing at Radica and Marketing Manager at Hasbro
Art Director Fergus Duggan worked at Jolt Online Gaming, Monumental Games,
Swordfish Studios and at Circle Studio.
David McGovern was Head of Studio at Jolt Online Gaming and was previously
Mobile QA Lead at Popcap.
An experienced team in developing and launching
games:
MMOs: Runescape, Star Trek Online
AAA console :Tomb Raider, Colin McRae, Mirrors Edge
Online : Battlefield Heroes, Championship Manager
Rivals
Mobile : Bejewelled, Chuzzle
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