American video game company Scopely announced today its growth plans in Barcelona, which contemplate doubling the current workers and increasing the space of their offices. The company opened its office in the Catalan capital in 2017, where it currently has 60 employees.
Scopely’s further expansion has received the support of the Government of Catalonia through Catalonia Trade & Investment. The company plans to expand the team in Barc�elona across multiple areas of expertise with technical and artistic talent along with data analysis and customer support roles.
The announcement took place in a meeting between the president of the Government of Catalonia, Quim Torra, and the minister for Business and Knowledge, Àngels Chacón, along with Scopely representatives at Silicon Valley. The President of the Government of Catalonia highlighted this kind of announcements prove that “Catalonia is becoming a global referent for technological companies and a priority zone when it comes to setting up in Europe”.
When the office opened in 2017, Scopely President Javier Ferreira said: "the Barcelona office serves as an important hub for Scopely's continued growth and global expansion efforts.” With today’s announcement, the Head of Operations, Pere Torrents, added, “since 2017 Scopely has attracted top talent from across Europe –including students of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)– to contribute to our technological platform, community services and creative projects.”
Torrents also stated that “we have recruited employees who have spent years abroad to come back home to Catalonia” and reported: “Last year we experimented a massive growth with new mobile games and held franchises, and now we are planning to double the workers in Barcelona. We are dedicated to empowering our local team to support this non-stop growth”, concluded Torrents.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Scopely also has studio partners in eight countries, and is the creator and publisher of mobile games like Star Trek Fleet Command, Looney Tunes World of Mayhem and Walking Dead: Road to Survival. In Barcelona, the company has participated in events such as Mobile World Congress 4YFN and Barcelona Games World.
Currently, the United States is the third country that heads the ranking of foreign companies established in Catalonia. According to Catalonia Trade & Investment figures, there are currently 8,642 foreign companies set up in Catalonia, which come from Germany (13%), France (12%), the United States (12%), Italy (9%), the Netherlands (8%) and the United Kingdom (8%).