King, leading the video game industry from Barcelona
Swedish company King, developer of the world-famous Candy Crush game, recently opened its new headquarters in Barcelona, from which it expects to keep growing in both business and employees, especially in the mobile market. Employing over 2,000 people, King has 11 locations worldwide, including its main offices in Stockholm, London and Barcelona.
King is one of the many video game companies that have opted for Catalonia as a European hub. Oriol Canudas, VP and Head of Studio, stresses that Barcelona “has a rich conglomerate of multinationals, big corporations, together with small, local companies that make it a rich ecosystem”.
Skilled workforce availability is a huge advantage and a reason to invest in Catalonia. “The city has a lot of universities that offer degrees and courses in videogames, so more and more people get to the market better prepared”, says Canudas in this video interview. King fully developed the famous Bubble Witch game in Barcelona and expects to keep on disrupting the mobile market from this city.