Rovio is expanding into Barcelona, and has started hiring for roles on Dream Blast and Angry Birds Friends at the new outfit.
It hasn’t actually got an office space yet, but the Angry Birds maker said that the new Barcelona team would be working ‘as equals’ with the team in Finland.
It is now taking open applications and more specifically seeking a senior level designer, lead level designer, level design assistant producer, economy designer and a game artist. More roles will be opened up in the coming weeks, the announcement said.
Rovio’s live ops senior director Matthieu Burleraux will be responsible for the staff at the new studio. “Rovio Barcelona will have a strong focus on level design and live operations,” he said.
“Levels are critical to an excellent player experience in our games, and we’re excited to build a strong in-house design capacity as our level designers are in charge of everything from the moment you enter a level to your win screen, from design mechanics to the level itself. Combined with us doubling down on live ops, we believe we will be able to provide everlasting games that feel alive and growing to our players.”
Rovio’s head of studios Andy Muesse added: “This is an exciting step in our growth ambitions. Having a presence in southern Europe substantially expands our hiring potential and makes it easier to tap into a new pool of talent. I am looking forward to having new colleagues joining in Spain.”