ON SEPTEMBER THE 1ST, UMEÅ BASED STUDIO TURBORILLA OPENS A NEW UNIT IN SKELLEFTEÅ. THE STUDIO WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TURBORILLA’S BRAND MAD SKILLS BMX, ONE OF THEIR POPULAR TITLES.
Turborilla are now located in Umeå, USA and Denmark and has engaged action sports fans since the start. Today, the are prod to have more than 80 million downloads of their mobile games. Now they want to focus and open a new studio in Skellefteå to strengthen their position, both as an employer and developer of niche games for a dedicated target group in “action sports”.
– We have followed the development and seen how Skellefteå has established itself as a hub for talent and game development, says Mattias Wiking, CEO of Turborilla. With the game cluster Arctic Game Lab in the area and all new educations in gaming, it feels natural to take the pulse and be present in Skellefteå.
The plan is to have about ten employees in the office in Skellefteå within a year. Already today, there are six open positions, from Producer to Programmer and Graphic Designer.
– We not only want to test the opportunities in Skellefteå, we have a need to move forward with our business immediately and therefore start with a broader recruitment, Mattias Wiking continues.
A GROWING GAMING INDUSTRY
Arctic Game Lab is the gaming cluster that works to ensure that the game industry in northern Sweden has the best conditions for growth, where one of the most important growth factors is access to competence.
– We have a growing gaming industry here where the access to competence is crucial. What we see now is a direct result of the fact that we have several new game educations in Skellefteå. Of course wevhope that more establishments like this will follow, Anja Palm, chairman of Arctic Game Lab and business manager at Skellefteå municipality.
Over the years, Turborilla has also established a number of collaborations with other popular brands, something they plan to continue with. For example Red Bull, GoPro and Suzuki. The latest collaboration is with USA BMX and took place during the summer.
The recruitment has already started. More info about Turborilla and the new roles can be found at: www.turborilla.com
Turborilla AB started in 2008 and has during the past year grown to about 20 employees in Sweden, the USA and Denmark. The HQ is located in Umeå. Turborilla is best known for its Mad Skills Motocross mobile games that have more than 55 million downloads worldwide.